|Fireweed in full bloom|
|Linda has been mowing trail!|
|New views, long forgotten trails~|
|Leigh & Linda - "This Way!"|
|At the creek|
I started feeling a little puny - so decided to head back on my own & see how the saddle worked with some faster trotting & a gallop. Seemed OK, but something was "off". Once home I was giving Farah a bath when Butch pulled in. He found blisters on both of Farah's sides, where the rigging had rubbed :-( Really Not Good. Tomorrow I plan to go visit Linda, take this saddle & compare it with hers - the one I'd borrowed for over a year now.
I wasn't thrilled with the craftsmanship - it had certainly slipped, but I was willing to bear that - if the saddle worked. After only 14-miles - blisters are not something that I'd call working...