Monday, February 17, 2014

And the Conclussion Is...

... don't be short. Just don't because it stinks. The Prestige was a definite no go. Mainly the back roll was hitting me right on my calf forcing my legs forward and making it very hard to use them. It looked okay on Loki, though.
Maybe just a little bit wide but not bad
Again! Mom?

So it is back to the drawing board... again. Don't worry, though, I'm sick of this subject so I probably won't be writing much about it unless I find an actual solution.

But to cheer us all up I have some pictures to share of something super cute:

 This is Pixel. Someday I will write all about her but not today.
I will say she is about 4 months old and the last time she went to the vet she only weighed 4.4lbs. She is a tiny, bouncing ball of fluff. And just looking at her makes me very happy.

27 comments:

  1. Ugh, sorry about the saddle. And that dog is the cutest! Those ears, good gravy.

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    1. Yeah saddle searching is the worst... but Pix more than makes up for it. :)

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  2. Pixel!!!!!!!!! What a great name for a puppy :) Want to hear more about her

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    1. Thanks! She is a Shetland Sheepdog who is going to be on the small side. The kids and I were thinking about teaching her agility. And if she ever needs a show name it will be Pixel Perfect. :)

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  3. Sad that the saddle didn't work out.

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    1. Yep, me too. But hopefully something soon.

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  4. What a bummer about the saddle - such a finnickity piece of expensive equipment! I'm dreading having to delve back into saddle-search land as my saddles really need adjusting (or even new saddles *gulp* @ expense) - I hope you find something that suits you both. The saddle is out there, sadly like Cenderella & Prince Charming, we have to try a lot of ugly step-sisters before finding the perfect fit!

    PS: Pixel is fab, a friend at my yard has a blue sheltie pup too, she is the yappiest most crazy little thing. Apparently (my friend said this) the blue ones are nutjobs - but they (breeders/sheltie enthusiasts) don't tell you this until you have one and mention the fact they are energizer bunnies - LOL!
    Same friend has an older chestnut sheltie - who is so mellow by comparison it is actually funny, I guess blue shelties are the chestnut mares of the sheltie community ;-)

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    1. Surprisingly she is not very yappy at all especially for a Sheltie which tend to bark more than the average dog as it is. She is full of energy, though, just like an energizer bunny. Luckily she has many playmates.

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  5. Aw man, I was rooting for the saddle!
    But the puppy is so so cute!

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    1. Yeah, I was bummed. I just want to find something someday!

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  7. Sad about the saddle :( You're sure to find one, just have to pick through the bad ones first. Kudos to you for working so hard to find a saddle that fits you and your horse properly :)

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    1. Thanks, I know it is a long process especially when you are on a budget but hopefully soon.

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  8. Saddle fitting is such an adventure, it is a bummer that the Prestige didn't work!
    Pixel is adorable!

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  9. Is that your new puppy?!? ADORABLE!

    And I know, being short is the pits. Nothing fits. Also, I have a feeling that long-legged riders have a real advantage... they can wrap their legs around the horse! I can't haha

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    1. Technically for now she is my Mom's puppy but yeah to your question. She was a big surprise for Christmas.

      I totally agree that longer legged riders have an advantage over us shorties! But I think we have an easier time keeping our center of gravity lower so maybe it is a trade off? That makes me feel better anyways. :)

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  10. Puppy!!! I loves puppies. Pixel is just adorable. Sorry about the saddle---hopefully you find something that fits.

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  11. Is everyone around me in the cusp of a saddle nightmare? Sorry for your troubles....your dog is adorable!!!

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    1. It does seem that way doesn't it. Maybe if I were super rich I would enjoy saddle shopping but as it is I kind of feel like it is torture. and Thanks!

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    1. ha ha, Thank you! (and she already knows it, too.)

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  13. Pixel Perfect - perfect show name!
    She is super duper cute!

    Sorry the saddle didn't work out- good luck with that, there'll be one out there... frustrating trying to find the right one!

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    1. Thanks!

      Yes, saddle shopping is right in my top ten things I hate to do hopefully we'll find something soon.

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  14. What a cute pup! Sorry the saddle fitting isn't going well! I'm in the process of purchasing a horse- is it bad that a pre-req is that my saddle fits? After hearing about everyone else's saddle troubles I don't think i want to go down that road!

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