Thursday, April 25, 2024

Thursday's Threads


Outfit Day! And I have to confess. I made a mistake this week. I completely forgot to get horse photos this week. Eros was supposed to be our model and I do have photos to recycle of his bridle and leg wear at least. But the saddle pad... well... you'll get to see it. Just not on him. I've been really scatter brained lately. Hopefully I work that out soon. I nearly wrapped Eros behind today instead of up front... Sheesh. Focus Stacie!

Also, I wanted to report back about what a good horse Al was today! I was worried he'd be permanently traumatized after yesterday, but he wasn't. I rode him indoors first and he was an angel. So then I took him outside for our first real ride outdoors of the season, and he was perfect out there too. Al being perfect is a bit of a rarity, so I felt it important to interrupt Thursday's Threads to document that. Good boy Al!
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled post.

We'll start with Eros since I've already admitted the error of my ways.

Bridle: Joseph Sterling
Brow Band: Dark Jewel Designs

He's still rocking the jumping bridle. He's been pretty willing to come round in it without too much effort on my behalf so maybe he's not needed the leverage bit anymore now that he's officially entered his mid teens. Time will tell. We haven't cantered yet.

Wraps: Eskadron
I've decided I'm a very big fan of these liners and wraps for Eros. I want to get them in more colors. Of course. Because I have a problem. Lol. #tackhoforever

Saddle: Butet
Saddle Pad: Ogilvy Baby pad
Half Pad: Mattes

Since I failed at a getting a photo on the horse, I also included a close up of the pad that shows its colors more truly than the photo above with the saddle and half pad. I love this tan pad. It looks good on both horses. (And would on Shiny too but she doesn't use this type of pad.) I tried to also get chocolate brown ones, but sadly, Ogilvy discontinued that color before I had the chance. Maybe they'll bring it back one day.

Okay, my turn! Here's what I had on:
And MAYBE I forgot a couple photos of my helmet and boots too... But fear not, I have reruns for those. I think I've subconsciously been choosing to wear my barn colors as a form of self soothing. Like maybe wearing my colors will make me less anxious about the current situation. 

Helmet: Samshield
Thankfully this photo is recycled and that thing on my chin is slightly less angry than as seen here. (Because of course I would also have a freaking boil on my face this week... Okay it's not a boil, but might as well be.)

Sweatshirt: Quur
I got this hoodie ages ago (also have it in navy) but it was a little snug when I first got it and didn't wear it much. Fits great now though, so I plan to wear it a lot more.

Belt: Zazzle
I just love these belts. I wear them all the time and wish I had more extraneous cash so I could buy more of them. 

Breeches: Tailored Sportsman
These are my Canyon color breeches that I waited SO PATIENTLY to find used and/or discounted. Finally my moment came about a month or so ago. The color is most true up above in the belt photo.

Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
I just love my custom D&S socks. Another thing I would waste more money on if I had it. But for now, I'm well stocked, so no biggie! If you want to support my sock habit, I do have a D&S affiliate link. Use that bad boy if you want to invest in socks of your own and get me some sock money too! Just click here. (If you want. No pressure.)

Boots and Half Chaps: HKM Killarney

I introduced these last week. Very happy with them thus far! Do recommend if you like half chaps.

And that's it for this week! Any favorites? 


  1. hmmm those HKM chaps are interesting !! i don't love my booting situation at present and am trying to decide the right next step. probably should just suck it up and get a nice pair of show boots... but, eh... lol....

    1. I like having boots that are just for the show ring. Because I don't take very good care of my everyday stuff... I'm liking these half chaps. They are pretty thin though, so I'm not sure how they'll do long term just yet.