Saddle Time in the Near Future
I went to the Customer Appreciation Day at Rick's Saddle Shop today. I had a great time.
I won five items in the trivia contest, proving it pays to know totally useless information. I ate a free hamburger, a free hot dog, some free cookies, and washed that all down with a cold drink. I bought a new safety helmet for 20% off--it was "Helmet Awareness Day," and avoiding spending tons more.
Actually, the day before, I'd gone to the closer store to stock up on feed for the month at $2 off a bag, so I certainly spent enough money for the weekend.
But, there was more fun. Aside from meeting a few old friends and chatting, I also met up with the store owner who's known me for over thirty years since he first opened his tack/feed store. His horse was there on display. Why? Because his horse is a big, black Percheron measuring in at 19 h!
Rick and I got to talking and he allowed me to go in the pen with Rebel to see him up close. Believe me, he is huge!!! His back towered over me.
I asked about how he felt to ride and one thing led to another. At that point, Rick asked me if I'd like to come out to ride him sometime to try a little dressage. I hesitated, mostly because I certainly and not in the best state of riding fitness now, but it certainly would be fun to get on a horse like that.
So, I am planning on getting some good saddle time in here with the intent of getting in shape so I can get on the big fellow and have a go. All I'll need to do it convince him to go where I want him to.
So what do you think??? *G*