Holy Crap! The Darby is still a week away and there is still a lot to do. A lot of things have come together and a lot of them are still in the works. Wouldn't ya know it?
Needed to get some paperwork straightened out, a trip to the store to pick up some stuff and come home to sorta make a list and jeez, there is still a lot needed and needing to be done... What to do, what to do????
Harness up and go for a drive. Check to make sure the traces, the shafts and all the adjustments that were made- are going to actually work... The shafts are excellent. The cart rides a little differently, but with the new harness- Kat's job is a LOT easier! The shafts are also a tad wider, giving him more room to bend and move between them without them jabbing him in the ribs. His pivots and turns- much cleaner! Although he did get frustrated and threw in a small rear last night, a grumble at him and stopping for a minute to regroup- life was good again.
The traces, the tugs and a couple of the straps all needed two more holes added. Perfect. The shafts got a quick coat of paint where they had been adjusted... And for all of the preparation that goes into these things, although we all want to go in, win big and leave them wondering what happened- I admit, it would be fun!- I don't expect that to happen. If we walk part of the course, we walk part of the course.
Kat has done a lot since April when I first put him to the cart. He has come a long, long way. And back when everyone was comparing him to Totillas from the WEG on the other blog, if that were to happen with him, I am not selling my pony, ever! Somebody wants my pony they get us both and the whole family too.
At least until he blows up again and I get hurt...
He's a keeper.