A while back – I’m really behind on my posting! – Olivia mentioned a semi-local tack sale. Inexpensive tack? Blogger meetup? Sure, I can go for that. Especially when I wasn’t actually riding. My current wishlist is so small and limited (“Haflinger-sized, neon pink, endurance/dressage tack not already in my possession”) that I’m pretty good about not spending lots of money.
I started off by assessing their saddlepad collection. Lots of dressage pads. None in pink. One nice endurance pad (though I can’t remember the brand) that I almost would have bought, but the wrong shape for my dressage saddle. Two woolback pads – one dressage, one big endurance. I already have an endurance pad, so I snagged the dressage pad for $3 or so. Plus, the endurance pad was $10. I do not need four woolbacks.. I do not need four woolbacks.. I do not need four woolbacks.
Eventually Olivia pointed me to the dressage girths. A tiny mohair girth! Two other small dressage girths! I might as well get the mohair girth – why not play with it?! – and it seemed silly to take three dressage girths, but even sillier to put back a $1 dressage girth. Three dressage girths it is.
Good sale. 100% recommend.
About that dressage woolback, though? I should have picked up the other one too.
Mohair girth on the ground because it was so clearly not worth girthing up. Never before has she been so dwarfed by a pad. It’s not a dressage pad.. it’s an Australian pad.
Lesson learned. When even slightly in doubt, buy the other Woolback. One always needs four woolbacks.