The Christmas rats are getting bigger and braver every day, and Ryan has started bringing them to my studio for visits.Naturally this means we've begun introducing them to tack. This is Ryan giving Holly a pre-ride pep talk.
Here is he showing her the saddle. She looks a bit anxious, doesn't she?
We chose to use the bronc saddle for the first ride.
It seemed like the most appropriate choice, plus the flank cinch makes a nice rat crupper!
Holly didn't seem to mind the saddle much...
but she did take exception to the Ott Light.
And I took exception to the "presents" she left on my work desk!She's no Basil, but I'm confident that with time and patience Holly will be a fine saddle rat. Maybe she'll even give Versatility Ranch Horse a try!