Going on ANOTHER trail ride tomorrow! I asked Nikki to ride on my birthday, and it has turned into a group thing tomorrow, with the option to ALSO go to Brackenridge just me and her next weekend, for my birthday!
And, I am buying stuff... bought the wither strap a few weeks ago so I can use that tomorrow, but also bought a horn bag a few days ago (not here yet) which is insulated so I can take food. My saddle bags that I have had as long as Cricket are a mess - the vinyl lining has decayed and ripped. I was going to fix them, but it's so much effort... and I don't like the straps... blah. Was easier to buy something else.
So I decided on the horn bag, insulated. Bought an expensive-r one from a reputable brand so it should last forever. Then I was looking at other cantle bags, even though the green one is still in good shape. Found a black one from Cashell that has an extra pocket specifically for a jacket/raincoat. I like it. Then found clearance saddle bags from Trail Max/Outfitters (well made, super reputation) so I bought them. Can still use my cantle bag with that, so may not buy the cantle bag. And added a curb strap that was not leather and not chain, and not expensive. All will be here next week.
Very excited! Butterflies already! Just a little concerned about how wet everything will be.
We'll see how it goes!
Oh and Outfitters has a very nice western D twisted snaffle - it's floral engraved! But it's almost $80. But so I know where to find it again, if I so decide lol.