Thursday, December 8, 2022

Thursday's Threads


Outfit day! I even remembered almost all of the photos this week! Not quite all... But close. Eros was our model this week and he's excited to show you our first Ogilvy baby pad. 

Bridle: Joseph Sterling
Browband: Boy O'Boy Bridleworks

I sold Eros' Camelot bridle right off his face the other day... And I also had a little taccident recently and found him a used Butet bridle to use if he ever shows. So I'm letting him use his former show bridle for everyday for right now. I really want to get them all the Brentwood bridle from Riviera Equisports for everyday, but I haven't pulled the trigger yet. Need to sell some more stuff first!

Saddle: Butet
Saddle Pad: Ogilvy
Half Pad: Mattes
I never really understood why everyone loved these baby pads so much. But I found these for $45 (after the conversion) at Sprucewood tack in Canada and decided to give them a try. Big fan. We may or may not have acquired a few more already. Pads often shift on Eros because he has a great big shoulder with tons of reach, but these stay put really nicely. 

Boots: Premier Equine
Gonna need to wash these soon... Lol. But they're still great. Big fan. Highly recommend.

That's what Eros wore today, and here's what I had on:
More blues! It's not as fun as all green everything, but at least blues are also pretty and fun too.

Helmet: Samshield
I said I remembered almost all of the photos. But not this one. Haha! I've been wearing the Samshield a lot because it's so fun and sparkly. And according to new research it's more safe than my MIPS helmets so I feel less anxious about wearing it. To be clear, I'm not knocking the new research, nor my MIPS helmets. It's new data. I'm here for it! I still think my helmets are relatively safe and will continue to wear them until the expire. I think MIPS is definitely better than no MIPS in certain crash situations which were not focused on by VT. I am hopeful the new research will bring some new, even safer helmet tech in the future though!

Sweatshirt: Unbranded
Bought this sweatshirt a couple years ago from the barn. It has the farm logo there on the chest and the farm name down the one sleeve which you can kinda see here. It's cute. They do a great job picking out fun swag for us to buy and wear. And we all know I'm a sucker for matching swag.

Belt: Zazzle
I had this belt made awhile back for spirit week, and still wear it now and then. I kind of want to make it over again a little differently. The lighter blue didn't really come out the right shade, and I'd like the logos to be a little bigger next time. This one is fine for now though.

Breeches: Tailored Sportsman "Aqualina"
This color is so fun! I snagged awhile back used, but barely used. Such a good find!

Boots: Celeris UK (Sample Boots)

Heh... yeah the other photo I didn't remember to take. This shot is pretty close to reality though!

That's it for today! Any favorites? 


  1. Considering Fuego's massive withers, I'm also about to hop on the Ogilvy baby pad train. It's the only baby pad I've found that has a contoured cut. It's priceless.

    1. Dover and Smartpak both have contoured baby pads that are nice, but the color options are pretty boring.

  2. I have so many thoughts on the helmet study which didn't tell us anything yet. We got more data points about certain types of impact (Folksam gave us different data points), but no actual answers because it's one study. But, we did get to watch the equestrian community collectively melt down. I actually spent a half hour chatting with colleagues about it yesterday because we're nerdy science librarians and all like data and scientific inquiry. But, I think I might use this as an example (general) the next time I'm asked to teach a science literacy class or something about the research process... More interesting than my current news article medical decisions example.

    1. Right! It's more data. Which is nice to have. I actually got a lot of joy out of those ugly, cheap helmets performing so well.

  3. I meant to add... LOVE all the blues. And, I love the fun colored half pads that you have. Nay needs shimmable half pads and he's very comfortable in his mattes. But, I can't justify buying a second. So, he has his one (black and tan because it was on sale when I went shopping). We have so many blue pads that I'd LOVE a navy one, but I can't justify it. So, I just envy yours! LOL.

    1. I had the much cheaper Ippico navy one before (Al uses it now) but for a moment there I was shimming Eros' saddle so needed something I could shim. So I did buy it out of necessity... it just turned out to be a short lived need. Lol!