The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble
- Name: Deryck Solomon
- Location: United Kingdom
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The school is still frozen, so my time-off continues. Dad will ride me again to test my adjusted and re-flocked saddle when the surface has thawed a little. In the interim, I'm happy to enjoy a mid-winter break. Cobs do like a little me-time occasionally.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Getting the hump
Fortunately Halena, our physio was already booked to visit another horse on the yard and checked me out a day or so later. She found my back a little sore and treated it, but on checking out my saddles found some daylight and a couple of points of contact and felt this was the cause of the problem.
Miles the saddler was visiting at the weekend and added me to his list. When he checked my dressage and GP saddles he found some daylight. He said he was surprised that I hadn't protested even more and adjusted the saddles and flocking, hopefully to eradicate the problem.
He commented that I looked well and said that I had put on condition on my shoulders which had raised the height of the saddle at the front meaning that when Dad's weight went on the rear of the saddle there was bridging and too much pressure was applied on two points in the middle of my back.
Dad will resume my TENs treatment and massage and will use my Newmarket for exercise when it's cold. He also cut out my tiger oats for now, as a precaution. So I have had a couple of further days off during the snow and whilst the school is frozen and unusable.
Dibby and I have two rugs on at night during this cold spell when it has been minus six degrees at times. When you are fully clipped, even stoical cobs notice these things.