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.


  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.

  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.

  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?

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

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


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