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LET’S BOOST THE BUCKET FUND TACK SALE! (boots, flymasks, easyboot flip flops, Shires, Cruel Girl kids…)






Today, I thought we might try to boost the Bucket Fund with items that Riding Warehouse has donated!  Most of Riding Warehouse’s items are brand new, but a few might have a scuff or two.  Most in excellent condition with tags and original packaging!

40% – 70% off all items!  Shipping included!

First, Dodger’s blanket:  Weatherbeeta Orican with Freestyle Tail Flap, Freestyle Foreleg Flap, 1200 Denier, waterproof, breathable, taped seams, teflon coated and Ripstop.  Green.  Size 51″.  I paid $189.  It is brand new with tags (the original packaging is a bit beatup…).  $99 includes shipping.

Click here to purchase Dodger’s brand new 51″ blanket for $99.

2 – SHIRES PADDED BLENHEIM DROP NOSEBAND HORSE EQUESTRIAN RIDING SHOWS EVENTING – black, horse sized, This drop noseband features soft leather covered padding for a higher level of comfort. Stainless steel fittings.   Retail:  $32

To purchase for $12, click here.

3)  Cheeta Equestrian Trotter Sports Bra – Small (33-34) Black/Grey   Retail:  69.95

To purchase for $32.99, click here!

4)  Ariat Heritage Roper Brown Men’s Cowboy Boots, size 11, (MSRP $144), PRICE: $79

Click here to purchase for $79.

Classic style meets functionality in the Ariat Men’s Heritage Roper Brown Cowboy Boots, meeting the needs of today’s working cowboy. Premium full-grain leather construction combined with Ariat’s exclusive ATS™ footbed technology guarantees the durability and comfort expected from the Ariat brand.

Subtle details at the top of the boot add style and personality to the traditional, simple design of these boots, creating a timeless feel while the reliable Duratread™ rubber outsole features added traction for a modern finish.

Features:

  • Premium Full-Grain Leather Construction
  • Sleek Full Vamp Styling
  • Extra Soft, Supple Leather Lining
  • Four-Row Collar Stitch Pattern
  • Duratread™ Rubber Traction Outsole
  • Single Stitched Leather Welt
  • Exclusive ATS™ Stabilizing Support Technology
  • Classic Roper Toe and Roper Heel
  • Specs:

    • Toe Shape: Roper
    • Heel Type: 1.375″ Roper
    • Upper Height: 10″

     

    Materials & Technologies:

    Ariat’s mid-level ATS™ Stabilizing Support Technology offers optimal stability and all-day comfort for the ultimate in dependable performance.

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    • Moisture-Wicking Footbed for Comfort
    • Gel-Cushion Layer for Shock Absorption
    • Heel Stabilzer for Comfortable Support
    • Lightweight Composite Forked Shank
    • Wear-Resistant Duratread™ Outsole

 

5)  Wrangler Men’s 20X Camo Steer Head Hoodie        Retail:  $53.00

To purchase SIZE MEDIUM for $22.99, click here!

To purchase SIZE SMALL for $21.99, click here!

6  Wintec Chafeless Elastic English Girth size 48″ –  brown (MSRP $64.99)  Price $34.95

Click here to purchase for $34.95

The Wintec Chafeless Elastic English Girth offers comfort for horses and convenience for riders! The contoured girth fits flawlessly on your horse and is constructed with elastic to move along with their motion and prevent chafing for maximum equine comfort. The textured, synthetic material is easy to wipe down after rides to keep clean, and stainless steel roller buckles make tightening your girth a cinch!

Features:

  • Contoured & Elastic Design to Prevent Chafing
  • Firm & Flexible for Comfort and Durability
  • Synthetic Material for Ease of Care & Cleaning
  • Stainless Steel Roller Buckles
  • Two Rows of Keepers on Either Girth End

 

7)  Tuff Rider Regal Dress Boots Size 11 Regular:  These boots are beautiful, yummy soft leather!   Retail:  $249.00

To purchase for $119, click here!

  1. From website:Offering a traditional look that can easily enter the show ring, the TuffRider Regal Dress Boots provide the comfort of a custom boot at an extremely affordable price! Carefully crafted from ultra-soft full grain leather, the Regal boots feature an elegant square toe design while full-length back zipper with superior stretch panel naturally contours and flatters the shape of the leg.Detailed features including a contoured Spanish top line cut with TuffRider logo and elegant snap closures at the back of the knee and ankle provide a clean, classic finish. The addition of a superior integrated grippy leather panel on the inside of the calf provides security in the tack to help you ride at your best!Features:
    • Ultra-Soft Leather
    • Integrated Grippy Leather Panel
    • Classic Spanish Cut Top Line
    • Traditional Square Toe Design
    • Contouring Elastic Panel
    • Full-Length Coiled Back Zipper
    • Secure Button Snap Closures
    • Discreet Rubber Spur Rests

SOLD!

9 – EASY CARE EASYSHOE PERFORMANCE GLUE PAIR 3.0Retail:  $41.00

Purchase easycare easyshoe performance glue pair 3.0 for $25, click here!

10 – EASYCARE EASYBOOT FLIP FLOP HOOF BOOT (Glue) 1.5Retail: $32.00

Purchase Easy Care Easy boot flip flop hoof boot 1.5 for $22, click here!

The newest addition to the EasyCare system, the EasyCare Easyboot Flip Flop Glue On Hoof Boot is an innovative new design for the EasyBoot lovers! The flip flop design adheres only to the front of the hoof, which allows optimum expansion of the hoof wall and frog during movement. Not only does this allow for natural movement and growth in the hoof, but it also rids of any glue cracking due to hoof fluctuation! The front of the flip flop has heat-fit ability, and the length can easily be cut to your horse’s hoof, so this boot can be custom fit to any horse. The open design allows for high ventilation and less moisture retention around the hoof. The flip flop has all the benefits of a boot, but can be left on as long as a normal shoe!

 

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11)  CRUEL GIRL KIDS HEATHERED TECH HOODIE GREY SMALL:   SOLD!

This Cruel Girl® Girls’ heathered tech fleece hoodie features contrast stitching and screen print on the front of the shirt. Imported.

 

12)  CRUEL GIRL COWBOY BOOTS KIDS’ TSHIRT GREY, SMALL and MEDIUM (Retail $22)

Screen print real cowboy boots on the brightly colored kids’ tshirt with Cruel Girl signature!

To PURCHASE KID’S SMALL TSHIRT FOR $12, CLICK HERE.

To PURCHASE KID’S MEDIUM TSHIRT FOR $12, CLICK HERE.

13 -Cruel Girl Children’s Lime Zebra Print Long Sleeve Western Shirt  Retail:  $38

Perfect for the rodeo or anytime she wants to be a little wild. Girl’s long sleeve Western shirt from Cruel Girl.

Sale price $20

To purchase Girl’s size M, click here.

To purchase Girls’ size L, Click here

14 -Equine Couture Women’s Isabel Coolmax Show Shirt, White/Floral, size 40 (XXL)

SOLD!

15 – I have USED ONCE and laundered Noble Outfitters Flymasks.   Retail:  $29.95

CLICK HERE to purchase Guardsmen with ears (MEDIUM):  $18

CLICK HERE to purchase Guardsmen without ears (LARGE):  $15

16 -*We have 2 copies of MICHAEL JOHNSON’s The Trials of Joe Ben Black, Confessions of a Rope Horse  book available!  $25!  I LOVE THIS BOOK!  So much learning about teaching and training… all with humor and a smile.  All proceeds go to the Bucket Fund for these donkeys!

Click here to get your copy!  Free shipping!

 

JANUARY BUCKET FUND – Let’s help 21 Donkeys!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU in advance!!

We are only $395 away from helping Dr. Kris will all of her hard costs for meds, feed and farrier! Click here to donate!  (Thank you!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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GREAT NEWS! 15 VET STUDENTS CAME TO HELP THE 21 DONKEYS! All were vetted, castrated, teeth done, feet done… all in one day!






SO AWESOME!  THE CAVALRY OF VET STUDENTS TO THE RESCUE – literally!

Yup.  15 – 2nd year students from Texas A&M Veterinary School (along with a farrier) descended upon Dr. Kris’ home to administer to the 21 donkeys who were in need of just about everything.  All have been eating well for 2 weeks and had gained sufficient weight – except one whose teeth were horrible.  Some were strong enough to have vaccines.  The rest had to wait  for vaccination, worming, feet, castration, teeth and other odds and ends (hernias, cuts, eye issues…).  Yesterday was the day!

All the students participated in sedation, vaccination, worming, farrier duties, catching wild donkeys, securing wild donkeys, watching dentals… It was a great day for all – a total WIN-WIN.

Beautiful Purdy, ready for a new life! (The students were muddy and filthy at the end of the day – but all smiles! A very good day.)

And equally good news, this huge gift of free help cut down Dr. Kris’ costs greatly!  These donkeys will be adoptable much sooner than anticipated.  So, instead of the estimated $4200 to administer to all 21 donkeys, Dr. Kris’ hard costs for meds, farrier, food and supplies is only $2400!  Yay!  So we are almost to our goal!!  We are 2/3rds there!

Only $800 needed to reach our goal!  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Thank you in advance!



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PHOTO JOURNAL!  (comments are from Dr. Kris!)

It had rained heavily in the days before… all the donkeys in the newly made paddock Dr. Kris constructed for them… flooded. But, here they are in line-up. Ready for the day!

Peanut had white line disease…

Vet students learning the proper way to hold a wild equine and administer sedation.

Students watch as Dr. Kris does the dental floats. This is Baby.

Farrier at one end… castration prep at the other. They tried to keep the sedation time to a minimum – but pain management was a priority. This is Hershey. Now a gelding.

Vet student finding the vein…pre-castration.

This is Pumpkin. Headed into her new life!

This is Rio waking up from surgery. One less jack.

It had rained heavily the days previously… this is little Lacy. She is all ready to find a new home!

This is Dr. Kris’ cat. Stormy had to be a part of everything.

The entire team with the still dozing, new gelding, Peanut.

ONLY $800 needed to pay back Dr. Kris for her hard costs!  Can we help her?  THANK YOU!  Starbucks?  Car seat change?  It ALL adds up!  Donations are 100% tax deductible!

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A GREAT DAY!   A WIN-WIN FOR ALL.  THANK YOU:  DR. KRIS, ALL THE STUDENTS FROM TEXAS A&M, ALL OF YOU WHO CARED AND ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED… AND TO THESE BEAUTIFUL DONKEYS – READY FOR NEW HOMES!


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