I love it! I love it! I love it!
My Freeform arrived this morning so I headed up this afternoon to take Martini out (taking advantage of the fact it wasn't raining
). I took ages tacking her up, ensuring it was in the right place and was a bit concerned as it seemed to be sitting a little uphill, but as soon as I got on it leveled out. My mum is coming tomorrow so she will be able to take pictures for me to have a look at and ensure it is definitely in the right position.
She strode out beautifully, my face was like this -
the entire way round. And this is the first time I have ridden martini since she got the pads taken off from under her front shoes. I had them put on at the beginning of the summer as she was getting a bit pottery. Now I am beginning to wonder if it was a problem with her feet or a problem with her saddle. I took her down the path where she would normally potter down (even when she had the pads on) and she was striding down it with no problems
So, so far so good! I'll get some pictures tomorrow or sunday and will be asking to make sure I have definitely got the fitting right, but from Martini's reaction I think we have
The only thing that I was a bit concerned about is the fact the front riser pad I am using is not as long as the haf pad, though it is the length of the saddle. Is this okay? Any advice appreciated