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Grass has made my potato pony spooky AF.
Picked up a blue barrel and the lunge whip another time to rub on them, because why not. Golly, he danced all over the place.
Flugi stood for the whip, wiggled a little about the barrel. Brave pain in my bottom.
 

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Seems like she's doing really well. The saddle cinching is pretty common with horses, having large plastic barrels isn't but she dealt with it. Probably not a skill she will need very often unless you plan to use her to carry barrels of supplies to your gold mining camp ;)
 

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She seems very steady with all the balls and barrels. Good work.
I'm curious about your saddle. It looks like a remake of the old McClellen military saddles. Is it comfortable?
 

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Ordered one of these.
Hoping the frame is as tough as the frame from my greenhouse.
If it is, I'll buy a second & enclose both to be pony shelters.
10x20ft, 8 legs instead of 6, like some other brands have.
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She seems very steady with all the balls and barrels. Good work.
I'm curious about your saddle. It looks like a remake of the old McClellen military saddles. Is it comfortable?
That one with the fenders is a junk saddle's tree with some salvaged parts & baling twine.

I've made a bare bones/skeleton rig saddle from a new tree.
14 & 3/4" seat, foam makes it a 14", but I wish they had a 13.5" instead. =/
1/2" felt attached to bars. 3/4" foam "stadium cushion" trimmed as seat cushion. Bought 4x Dee rings, lagito, off billet & rear cinch kit. Made the nylon "harness" for front cinch & the nylon "harness" to hold rear cinching in place. Stirrup bars from a Canadian treeless company, so I could use my single layer webbers & Compositi stirrups.
Made the pad, too. 1/2" top. Two sets of 1/2" cut out in saddle bar shape, to raise off spine & spread apart to avoid spine altogether. It's cut away so there's not much under the leg, too.
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