Before I start on the actual post, I want to update everyone on Red. He's doing MUCH better!! No stiffness in the past 5 or so days as it's gotten warmer, woohoo!! "A" and "J" said he was running laps with Bay-Bay the last two times they've been out to feed up in the 4 acres. Much better. Apparently he was a stubborn mule today but that's nothing unusual. Red, despite how far he's come along, will probably always have a bit of mule in there. I blame it on his big ears.
Anyways, since buying a new saddle made me realize that I actually HAD to buy something else-new pad!-I decided to put a ton of stuff, well, not a ton, on craigslist and facebook, and get some cash back in my pocket so I could buy some of the necessities without completely emptying my wallet. :))
I sold a black barrel pad, pending pickup, for $40 and I'm still selling my red neoprene pad (any takers? lol!) for $40 as well, that'll give me more than enough for a new pad plus a couple random little things I need. I have a purple built up pad that will work fine but I'm not a huge fan of how the wool is, it always makes Red sweat like crazy.
So, while I'm on a tack spree right now, I wanted to do a post on my horsey wishlist for 2014, including the stuff I've actually been able to check off.
Roping Saddle. ✓
Obviously that's checked off. ✓ That was the most far-fetched item on my list because of how expensive they typically are...but, I obviously remedied that.
New Built Up Saddle Pad. This is a must for the new saddle because of how stinkin' heavy it is. (I weighed it, almost 60lbs, no joke. I weigh 110. I don't know how I'm gonna lift that thing on my tall horse, LOL.) There's a couple I'd love to have, but I'll only post 2. ;)
Southwestern Saddle Pad with Fleece Lining, from horse.com. No idea why the text is so huge. :))
|Mustang Felt Contoured Western Roper pad, from Stateline Tack. Would be ideal for my more classy pad.|
New headstall. Preferably a 1 or 2 ear.
|From Riata Leather.|
New leather hack so I can have more than one bridle.
New pair of splint boots. Red's are kinda dingy and I'd like a new color...maybe purple? To match his purple pad...idk. :))
Now, for my personal, for the human list. ;)
Trail riding jeans. Puh-lease?
|Breeches for western riders. ;) From Trail Riders Jeans.|
A pair of chaps for future rodeos/shows and for super duper cold weather.
A few nice button up's for riding. I almost never ride in short sleeves because, uh, scary trails=scratched arms, and I love the button up's for winter/summer.
Lastly, a nice warm vest.
|Ariat. This will do!|
I'll probably only get the pad and a couple smaller items for me because I'm dead broke and I hate spending....but it's nice to look around sometimes. :))