From work, not riding! I haven’t had much more than a day or two off since last November. Stay-cation starts at 5pm today. Consequently, I haven’t had much time at work to do the things I’d rather be doing (such as this) because I’ve been getting everything set up for me to be the F out of Dodge for 6 working days. BUT I wanted to share what I got with the Smartpak gift card from ‘Fraidy Cat Eventing’s blogiversary contest!
I took this as a good opportunity to try out the Smartpak AP Lite pad–gray binding and a red monogram, because I’m into that color combo right now. I tried it on Eli last night, but didn’t ride in it yet because I like to wash stuff like this in case there is any chemical residue left over from manufacturing before my horse sweats in it. Review forthcoming, no doubt.
I also wanted to provide an update of the Ariat Heritage tall boots. Don’t let the reviews that say “no break in time” lead you astray. There is break in time. They are still breaking in. Is it like tall boots of yore, trying to break in those MFs? No. But they are taking their sweet time with dropping down a bit more. I finally got them zipped up almost to the top and could button over the zipper.
Eli had a flu/rhino booster on Wednesday, and his regular vet checked his teeth and thinks he’s good to go for another 4 or 5 months. Other than that, he’s been pretty awesome under saddle on the flat, all things–like the opening days of dove season and zealous dove hunting neighbors–considered. My lesson Saturday will be gridwork, and hopefully I can get some film of it!
TGI MF F!!!