Here's a rundown of recent events:
- horses (not-so-crazy week of mud (!), melting, and shedding
- work (crazy week leading up to spring break)
- home (crazy week leading up to 15th birthday for H)
Basically, it's been a non-starter of a fortnight horse-wise.
T is hunting a new saddle which will hopefully a) fit Rufus, b) fit him, and c) not cost an arm and a leg. I think I may have convinced him not to get too attached to the lovely, new, (and extremely dear) 16" Colorado roping saddle the guy at the tack shop was trying to sell him. He has the option of trying it first, which is good, but the price tag made him gulp (me, too!), although it really wasn't out of line for a quality new saddle.
I'm just not convinced we can't find him a good used saddle that will meet all his criteria. We're going to do some more active looking locally first - at least that's my intention!
Other than that, things are wet, rainy, foggy, and - hooray! - above freezing!