I tried her in Cinna's dressage-legal Myler but (which has the same mouthpiece as the pelham she used to go in) and she seemed very comfortable, so that was encouraging!
|At the end of our ride we went for a pasture wander ♥️|
Ruby's dressage saddle is probably a smidge too narrow for her, but she's an odd fit. Very prominent withers, short back, not a lot of real estate. So finding her her own saddle will probably be challenging, but for now, Ruby's isn't atrocious.
I cannot say enough good things about what a kind soul this mare is - actually someone who knew her from her time in AZ sent me a nice message over the weekend and told me how sweet the mare was and that they hoped we had a lot of fun with her ♥️ I am DYING to take her out for a lesson/assessment with TrainerB, because she knows wayyyyyy more than me. She cheerfully offered up flying changes and some canter half pass Sunday night, even though I clearly had NO idea what I was doing. We didn't work long, because she's not super fit, but I'm hoping some long slow trail miles over the next few months will lead to a fitter horse I can take some lessons on!