Work: PM heat therapy & short grooming
Evaluation: Cold weather puts him in a mood. Some days it’s better to just walk and come back tomorrow.
Went to a Western used tack sale and bought two wool saddlepads: A Navajo-style plaid and a inch-thick felt. Rodney appears to enjoy warm over cold. He loves his heat therapy and his tude goes up as the temp goes down. So, if/when I ever put a saddle on him, thick wool might do a better job than fleece or modern pads in keeping his back warm and loose. I also have sheepskin halfpads, both real and faux, but was not impressed with them on Previous Horse.
Anyone tried Western tack on an English horse or vice versa?