Thursday, 23 February 2012

Pelham's Swan Song

Oh yes!  I have removed the Pelham from the bridle.  The Pelham has now left the building. Yikes!!!

On Sunday, I rode out with Jasmine.  I had loosened the curb chain so much the last couple of weeks that it was now dangling around his chin and probably annoying him more than it had been when it was tight.  So, off it came.  (I put it in my pocket while we rode - just in case.  I could hear it jingling comfortingly).  Anyway, the ride went without a hitch.  I have to admit that there were no incidents where I could really put my brakes to the test, but he generally stopped or slowed down when I asked him to.  I can't ask for more than that can I?

So, I was offered the loan of a three ring gag as a mid-way step between the Pelham and hanging cheek snaffle so I took the opportunity.  I also booked a lesson for next Saturday which will be the first time trying it out.

Here is the Pelham, "sans curb", after our ride.  Do you think Santana has a cheeky glint in his eye - like he has something up his sleeve?  (Please don't look at the muddy socks!)


  1. Cheeky glint :D
    You'll be pleased to hear I noticed the shiny black coat more than I noticed the muddy socks!

  2. Aw, thanks :D His coat seems to be especially shiny this year. Wait for the summer though when he spends all his time rolling in mud and dust!