back less. She grits her teeth too, with a bit . My sissy and I, may be the only riders use a bitless on her.
I have used "Dr. Cooks" with her, and of late, my own "Nurtural bitless bridle".
My sissy, the one that has 3 of everything ( I have 2) found this nice rolled nose band in her tack. It was on an- older than the hills- webbing headstall....I cringed some, who cares if it is frugal...I don't like the mixed mediums!
I took it upon myself to re- headstall it- upon the 3rd unused headstalls of my sissy's tack items she let me borrow it some 4 years ago, when she brought me my mare.
So, the healing of the mares and I, has kept on moving along. I rode Ms. Pantz mare yesterday...she was good and a bit out of shape..she had a tough time keeping up with the 26 yr old Morgan mare of the property! I am looking forward to her therapy apt. Plus...My sister and I are changing her diet...she is a tough keeper mare..worries alot, looses weight very easy.
We are going to start to give her "Senior Source" with her Senior feed and Timothy hay with supplimental Orchard grass. I hope this gives her some more weight...I may get some stabalised Flax meal for her as well...she WILL NOT eat powders...so the Source stuff...I am really goning to have to mix in well!
Here is someting to look forward to for me and one of the mares....
My Private barn owner and I have plans to go see our former ,local riding partner, James!!
He now lives in BEND OREGON. He moved there in the spring, from Texas. He disliked Texas so much, and yearned for the Oregon hillsides & dales again...so he is renting a home and boarding for now...but come OCT. he will move his horses home, to a place he purchased and is working on ...readying it for the steeds and himself.
Since the accident of Washashe mare and Pantz last week...I was NOT going to go for the trip...not the fundage $ available, since the latest vet bill. Or -the sound horse ....but, I am considering taking Pantz mare.
The mares recuperating in the fields this week
Me looking at foliage, walking back from the fields.
Wa mare yesterday, after her therapy session-via me- stretching her and finding out that her "compensating" hind leg is out..maybe at the hip? So this Wednesday...they BOTH have an apt. with the therapist!
I will see if it is a go for Wa or Pantz to take to Bend...I am leaning towards Pantz!
Here is where we shall be keeping the horses!! Click brochure pic, to see more.