In the Night Farm…Your Ride is Here.

The New Guy

I haven’t said too much about Jammer yet, but we’ve been busy.  (Well, as busy as we can be in the context of my full-time job, long commute, autumn weather, and early darkness!)  This horse is really something.  Here he is after last Saturday’s speedy, 16-mile ride in the hills.

He’s wearing a borrowed Big Horn because neither of my Stonewall saddles fits him — he’s a lot bigger and wider than any of the Barbs.  Jackie at Stonewall has shipped up her own Stonewall Sport, which has the necessary wide tree, for us to use while she builds him his own saddle.  I’m excited to try the Sport, in which I’ve never ridden, with its lower pommel for negotiating rough terrain.  It weighs a few pounds more than the Classic, but is still extremely managable at just 16 pounds.

Anyway, I’m at the dawn of a 3-day weekend and have an eyeball on Jammer for some serious trail time.  It’s cold out — just 25 degrees at the moment — but the harvested fields below the farm are glowing bonze in early sun.  Frost shimmers on the fenceposts.  My insulated breeches are washed and ready.

Let’s add some miles to that Conditioning Log!


7 responses

  1. K.C.

    He looks great!

    November 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

  2. Debby

    Beautiful and looks ready to go again!

    November 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  3. Rosanne

    He is beautiful! I was wondering what you would be doing for a saddle. It’s always exciting to get a new one. Good riding! 🙂

    November 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    • Thanks, all! He continues to impress me. Good horse.

      November 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

  4. What are you using for headgear on him? It looks interesting but I can’t see it too well in the photo

    November 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

    • Hi — I’m using an endurance headstall from The Distance Depot. It’s the kind that’s made to snap onto a rope halter (at the browband) so you can remove the bridle part but still have a halter on the horse during holds.

      December 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

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