There are so many things that I can do with my time now that the weather is glorious. By the way, in case you are unfamiliar with Montana, we are experiencing April/May weather...not February. The reason most people don't flock to our state to live here is because we generally live in a frozen wonderland. Pretty, but cold. It takes a special kind of
Despite that, I still enjoy warm weather. But my horse is out of commission. So, I can't ski, can't ride...what can I do? Well, all my tack that has been sitting in plastic tubs was begging for a good cleaning this last weekend. So I opened up the barn to let it air out, grabbed a chair, a beer, and got to work. My tub of Antares Saddle Conditioner is now empty. However, all my beautiful leathery things are now cleaned and conditioned and begging to be used.
|Tub of Tack Hoarding Joy|
|For my dressaging days...|
|and the jumping days.|
There were a few pair of reins that I know I will never use that I should pass down the road (black rubber reins and black web reins). Most everything else I do have a use for, or may at some point. For instance my figure eight caveson, standing martingale, spare stirrup leathers...and ONE MILLION girths.
I am a girth hoarder, and I had no idea.
I have both dressage girths and jumping girths in every single size. This happened because of Rose. As she grew I got new girths and then just put the old ones in storage. Then they accumulated. I will continue to hoard them though. I do still plan on getting another horse in the future, and I am TIRED of buying new tack. It is fun an all, but I love the tack I have.
I just don't need anymore girths.
That being said, I am intrigued by that Total Saddle Fit girth that has been plastered over social media as of late. I just cant figure out how it is any different than my Keiffer Anatomical girth. So I am wondering if it is really all that great, or they just happened to hire a great social media marketing firm. I leaning toward marketing, but if anyone out there would like to encourage my girth hoarding habit and is experienced with that girth...tell me all about it!