I wish my camera wasn’t broken!
I want to show you what arrived in a little package a from Stonewall this week. Jackie sent a good-luck-for-an-injury-free-year gift of the softest, most beautiful mohair cinch made by Beartooth Quality Cinch. The mohair is black twist with red accents, so soft I want to wear it myself, and has double roller buckles (love those!). Mine is the roper style, 5 inches wide in the middle and tapering to 2-inch ends. Jackie tells me that you can specify width and color when ordering, which you can do right here on the Stonewall site. Thanks, Jackie!!!
A few other boxes have arrived here lately, too. I took advantage of end-of-season sales to order a couple pairs of winter breeches, some cold-weather riding boots, and a good pair of insulated riding gloves. I won’t be using them for a while…although there is light frost on the ground this morning…but when the last rides of the year roll around, I’m set for clothes!
Before that, though, I’ll be spending a lot of hours under the sun. So, I picked up a hat and some lightweight, long-sleeved sun shirts from Sierra Trading Post, which almost always has some good deals on their website.
I’m still looking for one more thing: a summer-weight vest with zipper pockets. Anybody know where I can get one? *crickets* Seriously, how hard can it be to get a light “hiking” vest? I want it to wear riding on hot days, mostly for a place to stash my phone. (Yes, I have one of those neoprene and velcro phone holster things, but what a pain.)
Make that two more things: I also want a truckbed camper to complete an endurance camping ensemble with (ta-da!) my new horse trailer! Okay, it’s not brand new, but it’s new to me — and a whole lot newer than the stock trailer I’ve been using for several years. A living-quarters trailer would have been lovely, but I refuse to go into debt over a horse trailer. Besides, taking the bumper-pull plus camper route will make the camper available for other kinds of expeditions. So, I decided to go with a basic, sturdy, 3-horse slant with tack room. A friend will be here later today to talk about customizing it with such things as panel racks and outside lights.
Oh yeah. I also need a new camera. 🙂