I have been remiss in updating everyone on the Farrah pony. I suppose I could go on and on about how life and kids and the farm and husband and the young horses get in the way of my keeping the blog current, but I won't bore you with those details ;)
I bought a new saddle for Farrah in May, after homeopathic ulcer treatment was successful. Who knew having poor saddle fit could manifest itself in so many issues! I bought a demo Borne saddle called the Velocity. I have one word for it: AMAZING!
Farrah loves this saddle, as does one of my other horses, Mia (it is not wide enough for the Lucy pony). The saddle keeps me in better position, allows Farrah to use her shoulders well and VIOLA! Happy jumping pony once again.
I am grateful this fantastic little horse let me know when things were NQR with her without turning into some total demon horse. While my earlier postings may have made it sound like she was a monster pony, Farrah feeling bad made her surly and she tried very hard to let us know she was not happy, without actually making an effort to really get rid of you. Having watched less athletic horses joyfully buck their riders off, I appreciate that Farrah had the good humor to act up enough to let us know we needed to look for an issue, without ever getting mean about it.
Since treatment and her new saddle, Farrah has been XC schooling in Ocala and she is qualified for the N3D at Rocking Horse in November. The plan is for her to run the N3D and then two weeks later, move back up to Training at the Ocala Fall Horse Trials. That is, if someone doesn't snatch her up first.