Thursday, April 26, 2018
Belt: Mane Jane
That's what I wore to work today, but I have similarly colored riding outfit to share too! This was from Tuesday.
Helmet: One K Defender
Belt: Ralph Lauren
Breeches: Horze Crescendo
Jampy wore a coordinating outfit too!
Browband: Boy O Boy Bridleworks
Baby Pad: Lettia
Half Pad; Le Mieux
Girth: Tough One
This Le Mieux pad is my favorite non sheepskin pad that I have. It has pockets for shims so I don't need to use a riser pad. The lining in the pad itself is some gel/foam hybrid. Very light weight, but holds its shape. And it's not too thick. Highly recommend if you need a shimmable pad.
That's it for today! Any favorites? Get any new tack or apparel you're excited about? Enjoying the Spring weather? Let's chat in the comments!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Saturday wound up being a little annoying. I had to first wait for my mom to come get me so I could pick my car up at the tire place. Byebye $1200 dollars, but hello smooth ride! Next I had to drive up to the Apple store to replace my rapidly dying phone. Fortunately, I am partial to the little bitty Iphone SE so it didn't break the bank too much more than the tires already had. But it did take an hour and half to transfer all my stuff over. Ugh. I traded in my old phone, or I would have just done it at home.
I finally got back to the farm around 1:30 to find that my helper had accidentally ran over the tail gate for the Gator. Hopefully her nephew can straighten it back out, or there goes another $200. Adulting is expensive you guys!
But finally, I had time to get Jampy out. He had a nice lunge and was only mildly nutty. I expected him to be a total turn nugget due to aforementioned shed building happening next door. But he was pretty good. I didn't get any media since I hoped to jump on Saturday. Jumping media is more exciting that flat work media, no? Since I rode on the later side, I let him air dry outside instead of hosing him off. He liked that plan just fine.
I spent Saturday night doing some crafts. I had seen a tutorial for a cute bracelet that I wanted to make and had ordered the supplies for already. I just hadn't had time to try it! I was pretty pooped Saturday, so it was the perfect evening to try it out.
And then it was Sunday already. Seriously, how does that happen so quickly? I didn't want to waste too much of the day as it was BEAUTIFUL out! I had a few things I had/wanted to get done. Rather than rush around like a crazy person though, I took myself into town for a quick breakfast before heading off to run errands. Oh! And I also finally put my new door mat out. I got it last year from a fundraiser for a Pug Rescue, but didn't want to put it out until the snow was done for the year.
I figured I had wasted enough time that the neighbor would be done with the shed, but alas, he was not. I decided not to jump while that was going on. Jamp was really trying to be a trooper about the whole thing, and I didn't want to ruin it.
Monday was a big day at the farm as you already know. Rio's 22nd Birthday!
I curried him head to toe and then finished him off with a layer of fly spray and a buffing with the Diva brush. Then I dressed him up in his birthday outfit:
|Unicorn Tiara and a unicorn sash that says "Birthday Unicorn"|
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Saturday evening after letting Rio graze for awhile outside, I let him nose up to his brother while I put his blanket on. Of course, that meant I was throwing the blanket over from his right side instead of the left. I'm completely NOT good at doing things from the wrong side. So the first attempt left the blanket barely over him. I stepped closer to throw it the rest of the way over him at the exact same moment he stepped out toward me with his hind end. Right square on top of my big toe/ball of my foot. Ouch.
Thankfully, Rio is barefoot behind, and my rubber floor offer some cushion as compared to say, a concrete floor. Nothing seems to be broken or anything. But it is sore! So much for getting back to running this weekend. Bummer.
How could I have avoided this you ask? By properly attaching my horse to the crossties and blanketing from the correct side. Just a friendly reminder from the equine universe to always pay attention and not take short cuts when it comes to safely handling our pony friends. Thanks universe. Sheesh.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar predicament? Did you learn from it, or no? I probably haven't.