This week started with Grumpy giving me a flying lesson on Monday. Luckily it was a straight forward flying lesson so I didn’t fall off. However as he has never done such a thing before I figured something was wrong.
Either it was his body or his saddle, luckily for me I had already booked an appointment with my saddlefitter Kees Bregmans. He said right away that the saddle didn’t lay well anymore. Grumpy’s back has gotten a bit wider since last time so the saddle wasn’t laying how it should. I also didn’t feel I got the support from it that I was used to, but within ten minutes he had fixed this. What a difference. From the minute I stepped back on I could feel the difference right away.
If you live in the Netherlands and you need a saddlefitter, then I can wholeheartedly recommend Kees. Not only does he know what he is doing, but he is also social and kind to the horses and people. I also like that he is no stuffy old horse man, but a young and updated horse man. Today he showed me a new KN saddle for a client, gosh, if I had some more money…. he is also an official seller of Erreplus saddles for those that are interested in that brand. And no, I didn’t get paid to say this 😉
We seem to like people with the name Kees, cause after the first one came the second one came and fixed Grumpy’s shoes. So now Grumpy has new Dior shoes. The first Kees recommended to get Grumpy a massage as he was a bit tight in his body, so will call my vet on Tuesday to book an appointment. Then we should be all ready for the spring and summer!
I unfortunately can’t fix his head tough….. haha