In the Night Farm…Your Ride is Here.

Back Countries All Around

Acey’s second pair of 00 Back Countries arrived last week, and we took our first test ride on Wednesday.  Here she is, all ready to go in her new boots and Stonewall saddle.  Isn’t she CUTE?

Sorry, couldn’t resist. Back to the boots:

1. The LocTite worked. I had no further issues with screws coming loose (on the boots, anyway…) while riding.

2. Something about Acey makes the velcro on her hind boots come unfastened very easily. The top two layers of the 3-layer velcro system kept coming undone on the near side, leaving the gaiter flapping along as she trotted. I couldn’t get it to stay put for more than a couple strides. This happened just once on the off side boot. Maybe she’s catching it against the opposite boot, which would explain why the off side wasn’t as much of a problem, as the boots are identical so each top layer of velcro points the same direction. Acey handled the flapping gaiter just fine and the boots stayed on and didn’t twist, but obviously we need a fix for this. Duct tape all the way around the gaiter? Not ideal, but it would probably do the job.

3. Acey trots really, really fast with all four feet booted.

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12 responses

  1. K.C.

    LOL she is cute, and sooooo different than the horses we watched run today!

    May 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    • Bah! She could take ’em! 😉 Thanks for coming today!!

      May 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

  2. I just have to say, in this photo, Acey could almost be Maggie’s twin! Oddly, there are alot of conformation similiarities I see, even though Maggie is a Lippitt Morgan.. interesting…..

    May 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

    • Jonna, I’ve had that same thought when looking at photos of Maggie! It is very interesting, indeed.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  3. She is so cute, I love her!

    May 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

  4. Liane

    Acey is CUTE!!! She is a solid little mare too. So glad you got your hands on some of these horses. Sounds like they’re going to give the Arabians some serious competition. Or…is that already evident?

    May 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

    • 🙂 Thanks, Liane. At all for 13.1, I doubt she’ll beat the front-runners, but I’m sure she’ll keep up with the pack!

      May 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  5. Jacke

    Acey is my personal favorite at your barn. I’ll be excited to see how she handles endurance ☺

    May 7, 2012 at 3:27 am

  6. She is absolutely adorable! Love her! Excited to hear about her first rides 🙂

    May 7, 2012 at 6:40 am

    • Thanks, Jess. I have an eye on a first 50 in late June, but we’ll see how it goes.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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