A picture of the pony mare from last summer.
As I think we can all agree, Cuna is completely adorable.
He is also completely opposite of Izzy in head type. She's big and bold with strong lines. He's more delicate and refined, with a small muzzle. His face is easily overpowered by the big, padded stuff that looks so striking on Izzy.
I think this picture says it all...
Anyways. The point is, I am now rabidly bridle shopping for Cuna. I love big, padded monocrowns and fancy stitching. He looks HORRIBLE in anything like that. Not a little bad. No, HORRIBLE.
Fortunately, I am actually at a barn with other eventers at the moment, so we do have a lot of different stuff to play with. Here's Cuna wearing a much more refined bridle that we borrowed to try out.
It looks so much better.
We then took it for a test ride--he and I led the way on a long trail ride with another lady and her spaztastic four year old who hasn't been out much. The young guy would come charging up behind us or nip at Cuna or spook at something silly, and the old man didn't even flick an ear.
Even today, I had a rather dramatic ride on another horse. I am fine, but I felt pretty rattled. I just hopped on Cuna next and had a great ride, knowing that even on his wild days, the most he does is take a quick step. He is so good for me. :-) Hopefully, I'm good for him too. After all, he has a huge supply of peppermints and a personal tack whore to make sure he's always looking sharp.