Friday, December 26, 2008
Christmas morning, Yes, it was warm enough for short sleeves. Kirstin was surprised to find a beautiful saddle in a huge box waiting under the Christmas tree. Our old saddles that we have were actually to small for Taz. Taz has a much broader back than all of our other horses, so the saddle that Kirstin has been using just didn't sit right on his back and always seemed to pop up in the back. This is a Court Saddle made in Bryan, Tx. According to the saddle people at D & D Court is one of the few saddle makers that have a slightly larger tree so it fits the broader back horses better. It's heavier than the one that Kirstin is used to using so it was quite funny watching her hoist the saddle on to Taz, plus I think Taz has grown a couple of inches since we brought him home. The saddle looks great on him, but I think I need to get her a lighter colored saddle pad to make the ensemble look really great.
Kirstin & Taz were in our local paper again. I had sent in the Christmas picture of her & Taz, you know the one where Kirstin is wearing a Santa hat & Taz is wearing nothing. And they put that picture on the front page of the Ag section of our local paper with a little blurp about her & Taz and what they have been up to since the adoption. It appeared in the Christmas Eve paper with the caption of "Merry Christmas". It was too cool!