We had a little dress up fun with Kat this last week and she looks amazing! Sara E., one of our fabulous volunteers, brought her western barrel saddle over to Safe Harbor for us to borrow. The western saddle is heavier than the English saddle that Kat had been using in the past and it has a rear cinch that prevents the back end of the saddle from rising up in working situations. I’m sure this isn’t the first rodeo for this cowgirl but she was absolutely un-phased by the new accoutrement. Now Kat won’t be cow penning any time soon but the western saddle maybe nice for some trail rides. Truth be told, she is a quarter horse…and we all wanted to see how good she looked in the standard western getup!
As earlier post have stated, Kat has not been training this summer due to some tripping issues while under saddle. We are just taking it easy till we know more about her situation. But, she is still getting plenty of attention here at the Safe Harbor Stables. She is groomed on a regular basis and enjoys some light lunging along with turnout aside her friend Lola which are all keeping her moving and happy. Kat is a very steady mare, always likes other horses and is probably hands down the cleanest horse at the stables! She is a little shy at times when we catching her from the field, but she quickly understands our purpose and lets us halter her without resistance.
We’ll keep you posted to developments on getting her back to work. In the meantime, if you have a western saddle that is just laying around…think about donating it to SAFE. We would love to have one or two on hand to ride some of the horses.