Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Beaded Browband

I’ve always wanted a bridle with decorative beads. So pretty. Ink needed a new bridle for her “first loop bit” anyway, as I’ve been using a cheap plain black beta bridle that is not very pretty. Ink got a beautiful new bridle and breastcollar set for Christmas in her colors, but that bridle is used …

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DIY: Cantle Bag

I have a small collection of saddle bags from SnugPax and Stowaway, which are great. However, my lightweight minimalist Pandora saddle has motivated me to trim down how much stuff I carry.

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SmartBlanket App

Apparently several of my horse friends who blanket their horses had never heard of this awesome smart phone app, so I thought I’d share it here in case any readers hadn’t heard of it either.  SmartPak made an easy to use app for determining which weight blanket to use based on your local weather. 

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DIY: Hoof Boot Pads

Occasionally I like to add pads to my hoof boots, especially if I’m training on harder than usual surfaces or if the horse is a bit sensitive like when first tranisitioning to barefoot. They also help the Gloves fit a bit tighter, which seems to help with retention. I was using the pads from EasyCare …

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New Paint For My Saddle!

Ink and I love our Pandora endurance saddle, but unfortunately ours was one of the few that had defective paint and kept getting chips and scratches.  I’m told this problem was solved quickly and is no longer an issue with Pandoras.  Of course that doesn’t help mine.  I didn’t want exposed carbon fiber to get …

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