I was NOT good this year. What all did I get? Well . . .
Theo has a new jumping bridle. The Wellfleet bridle I got him didn't fit quite right. I cobbled it together with pieces from his old bridle, but I wasn't happy with it. The quality was fine, but Theo is hard to fit and it was rubbing right on the bones of his muzzle. His head is short but wide, it was dragging the cheekpieces up. I have a brown High Jump from PS of Sweden on the way, to see if I can finally get a bridle on him that he can't shake off when he thinks he's done with the ride. Jerk. I may have also tossed a green jump saddle pad in the cart as well. I only own two jump saddle pads, I think I can justify a third.
At Chick's Saddlery I got a new black vest, two blanket bags to tidy up my blanket bar (I have way too many blankets), and a new blanket for Aura. Being short of hair and low of fat, she's always cold.
I hit KJ Creations with a half off code for a lariat stirrup necklace and a pair of rainbow roller spurs. Trainer A will be so delighted to see those. I've always loved this type of coloring and I'm looking forward to adding them to my spur collection.
And finally, my piece de resistance:
I got that 50% off Equisense! I'm so excited, I've wanted one since I saw it on A Enter Spooking. I'm such a data junkie and this will give me some awesome data over the winter. I love my ClockIt when checking for fitness, but it's GPS based and does me no good in my metal indoor. It also struggles to get a heart rate with Theo in his full winter coat. This baby will be focused on things like being symmetrical. I need data to keep my ponynoia at bay. I always think he's lame somewhere, it's exhausting. I need a baseline so I can see truly aberrant data points.
I also got some new conditioners from Smartpak for Theo's mane and tail. I noticed some of his mane coming loose despite all of my armor, time to try applying products and making his mane slippery. I've already made my reins slippery, so let's hope his mane decides to stay attached to his neck. Note to self, do not apply gel detanglers to the mane with your hands before you ride.
I'm happy with my spending spree, but man oh man, I was very bad. I may have to distract the hubby when some of these packages show up. I probably shouldn't have splurged considering some of the trips that have been suggested for 2019 but the deals were too good to resist.
Full credit to The $900 Facebook Pony for the list of sales, especially the Equisense one. I wouldn't have known to stay up without her list.