Ollie had a lesson as well. We had to use the treeless saddle but at least we could use something! He started out a little bit energetic and not at all relaxed...
He tested the waters...
again and again...
And then he started to relax
and then he started to stretch - low and long!
and what a nice ride he was having!
I was so pleased! They were lovely as they marched around the ring.
It took him a little while before he relaxed but Betsy was patient and the end result was wonderful.
And to think that he was almost euthanized because someone didn't want to take the time to let an injury heal. I'm speculating but I believe this was the culprit. Look at the inside quarter of his front right hoof. The scar goes through the coronary band and up to the top of the heel bulb.
Tomorrow is a big day for me and the boys. We are going to hit the road and go to Betsy's barn. The Albion saddle fitter is going to be there for us. She'll be working with another of Betsy's clients and then she'll get to work with my boys and me. I'm hopeful Toby will go. He has some trailer issues but I think that with his friend Ollie (and they are very good friends) and with Betsy's trailer which is made for warmbloods, that he should be cool with things. I'm excited about it and seeing the process. Of course I'll blog about it.
More to come!