Up first is a new girth. Charlie needed a new girth...well, not really but I thought it looked comfy and sort of cool (cool as in temperature cool) so I bought it. It's a Professional's Choice SMX Ventech and both of us quite like it. I've always steered clear of the Professional's Choice girths because they look hot but this one has holes in the neoprene. And the elastic is very stretchy so Charlie approves. The best part is I can put it in the washing machine.
Next is Canter Silk Mane and Tail Conditioner - I remember reading about this stuff on Pia's and Prairie's Parade but thought nothing could be better than Cowboy Magic. Boy was I wrong - this stuff is amazing! It keeps the tail feeling like I just washed it even though I haven't washed Charlie's tail forever. Great stuff and I like it even more now that SmartPak carries it...
And finally, I picked up some EquiFit Ankle boots. I've had the open fronts for a while now but needed something for the hinds for show jumping and a tack trailer at the show in Aiken just happened to have some. I quite like them although I would love them if they were brown. I'm on the hunt for some brown show jumping boots (front and back) that aren't leather - I don't want the maintenance associated with leather. Also, no fleece for the same reason.
Now for the ramblings. Not sure if I mentioned it but Charlie has lost some weight during his recent travels so I decided to add some cocosoya oil to his diet. I was going to do ground flax but I was worried about it going rancid in the heat of the summer so after some research and cost comparing, I went with the oil. I've also upped his hay so he has the fescue round bale supplemented by lots of orchard/alfalfa mix.
Hanging out while I set up some jumps - he stands in the middle of the ring and supervises while I do all the heavy lifting.
WonderPony has been quite wonderful lately. Two lessons this week - one on Wed with Carolyn and one on Thurs with Amy.