Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Miscellaneous gear stuff

  • The Toklat Woolback is awesome and I'm so glad I got it.
  • My knees didn't hurt, but I moved my stirrups up a notch AND I took a lot of Advil. I'm not sure what to credit there.
  • I never did attach a tube clip for the Camelbak. I ended up using double-sided velcro to make a loop off a D-ring and it worked just fine.
  • I tried riding in the rope halter for the second loop, but Dixie hates that even worse than she hates having a sweaty headstall on her ears - I didn't even make it out of the arena before I got off and put the headstall back on.
  • The Renegades stayed on. The footing wasn't challenging to boots, so I can't brag about how amazing they are, but I'm still very happy with them so far. I need to work on the right rear.
  • I remembered to braid a dog tag in Dixie's mane, and it stayed on just fine.
  • How the hell do people attach glowsticks? I suspect they're just duct taping them to the breast collar. I tied one on a pommel bag ring.
  • Speaking of pommel bags, Henry's is the best possible bag. Room for a liter of water, velcro pockets for ride cards, BIG zippers that even sleep-deprived Funders can work - it's totally awesome.

5 comments:

  1. dangit funder my toklat woolback has a big hole in it, and it's not that old. but i suppose a hole exactly where the withers are doesn't matter - no saddle touches there. i guess that proves how impossible baasha is to ride bareback, huh? (ouch.)

    i made the stupid mistake of turning on my flashlight on a night ride, and it made this huge shadow appear of my horse's head, and he thought it was a bottomless abyss in front of him and fruck out totally. whew, i won't do that again.

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  2. Yeah, I've heard a couple people complain about how the quality has gone down lately. I don't think it'll be indestructible, but it wasn't THAT expensive. And it's easy to clean!

    Haha, Dixie would kill me if I startled her with a light! I should get a red-light headlamp, I suppose.

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  3. I have heard many stories of the head lamp freak out sessions! Something we will definitely practice!

    So the ride was at night?? Is it becasue it is so hot?

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  4. yup, for glowsticks, duct tape to the breastcollar.
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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  5. glowsticks: duct tape or zipties (cable ties)

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