I'd like to begin by thanking every single person who has commented on my blog in the last three days. As of right now, there are one hundred and sixty eight entries in the raffle. Amazing!
Since a lot of those comments mentioned the saddle rats, I thought it was time for a training update. All three girls are doing well, but Nutmeg in particular is showing amazing under saddle aptitude.She's a very quiet and docile rat and seems completely unfazed by the weight of a saddle.
Still, even slow rats are slippery...
so we've started experimenting with girths.This make saddling a bit more complicated.
Pssst, James! That's a girth not a breastplate!
Holly's first reaction to the girth pressure was to freeze in her tracks.
However, in just a few moments she was striding out like a champion.
And then there's Peppermint...
Poor Peppermint! She may look like Basil, but trust me, she's no Basil! We haven't quite given up on her, but don't expect to see her in any tack related photo shoots soon. She's just not into it.That's ok I guess. It would have been nice to have a saddle rat drill team, but a saddle rat pas de deux will be almost as impressive!