Ok, so I don't have a flashy galloping picture of me on my horse. But what I do have is a very happy one. We do a lot of heading up into the hills together and we are in training now for a 5 day hike in the Angus Glens come mid June. As you can see she is well feathered which hampers me with some makes of boots - also some makes don't come up large enough for a cob. It's just not what folk expect - cobs doing long distance but lots do here. Others shave off the feathers. I didn't want to do that.
On this occasion we had just stopped for a break during a 4 hour ride. No shiny scoot boots to see - they had been working hard. They have been uphill and down (some extremely steep of both, on a Trec recce for some level 4 folk. Not quite my level yet but it was interesting riding!!)
Best of all, my horse was so confident. It was like her mind was free to listen to my requests more readily which was so nice. She is a very obliging horse anyway but everyone appreciates a calmer, clearer mind to converse with.
We have done peat bogs up to mid cannon bone, slippery heather stems downhill, rocky crags, stoney tracks, wet grass (with snow residue), (shallow) water crossing, through high, rough undergrowth - which I thought might snag the pastern straps or something. Not a problem 🙂 Some lovely smooth cantering, (not her usual forte) etc... etc...
Hope you get the message that we love the boots. So, good job! thank you again, form me and from 'Constance'.
Sophia Strang Steel, UK