So, with Christmas and birthday stuff all happening at the same time, I have some extra money with which to be impractical and reckless. I'm thinking this will be my beloved hunter's last serious show season, so I want him to go out in style and spoil him rotten (as if he cares about anything more than cookies and naps). I've already treated him to a 5-week rolfing session, plus a massage and chiropractic/acupuncture work (which we of course will continue throughout the year). Now, I'm ready to be totally materialistic for once and totally outfit him.
Walsh halters are the best, in my opinion. Mine is still going strong. Actually, now that I think about it, one of my guys isn't in a Walsh, just one from Smartpak, and I hate it. Gotta put him back in a Walsh
Walsh halter and lead!! The quality is the best, so they will look great for years!! I have my gelding in one. When my mare's non-Walsh dies, she's getting a Walsh. I always do a nameplate on the halter, not on the lead (so nobody gets cut by the plate when the horse pulls away fast).
I agree on a nice matching show scrim for the warm-weather shows. Or how 'bout some cute embroidered square schooling pads for show warmups and lessons? Personlly, I have all my horses in the higher-end Smartpak halters and I *love* them. Plus, I appreciate that Smartpak puts the nameplates on for me, and those suckers don't come off
A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world.... oh, sorry.... that's wine...wine does that...
Pictures of you showing this season!!! I don't have many of my now retired hunter & I in the ring - it is something I really regret. I always love looking at the proofs, but never bought any. The time spent together in the ring is special & you should have some lasting momentos
I bought my very thin skinned WB a nice monocrown bridle, now he gets way fewer rubs and looks super spiffy He also always appreciates a nice liniment bath, so I give him one every day at shows. And a super heavy duty seam ripper, takes so much less time to undo his braids at shows
Also for me, Arch supports for tall boots!
I looovveee my Quillins halter... I can always pick it out of the big mass of leather halters at the horse shows because it is the prettiest!
Actually, I think what would probably make him the happiest is some extra TLC at the horse shows... liniment baths, a hay net to pick at, walks around the show to get out of his stall, you know, make him feel like a king.
I'm sure he'll appreciate it, you sound like a good horse mommy!
If you need me, I'll be outside battening down the hatches... for the holidays, not the rain.
Thanks for the suggestions! I think I should buy stock in Sore No More at this point. At 13 and doing the A/O's, I know it makes him feel much better to have a rub down every time we jump. He also gets ice boots, poultice or SNM/BOT wraps after lessons. Too special not to be spoiled
Loove the TCH scrims. I think that will be a purchase in the near future!
I bought a Tack Shack halter awhile back per this board, and it's held up well, but it just isn't as striking as the chestnut Walsh with triple stitching. Something about that color when it darkens gets me every time! I saw Mary's Tack and Feed had a Walsh-made-for Mary's fancy stitched halter, but I can't tell if it's too much. The fine line between fancy and tacky...