THE OCTOBER BUCKET FUND RECEIPTS!
(You can read Hope’s story here.)
You readers were incredible once again! Not only did we reach our $2500 goal for little Hope’s surgery and recovery, we exceeded it by $10! Bravo!
I will continue to give you updates on Hope. She is doing great and recovering right on schedule! One leg is straightening faster than the other so they are watching this closely. However, uneven straightening is to be expected so no worries there.
Once the vets give the go-ahead, the final surgeries on each leg will be performed. Sooner than later, Hope will never have to worry about tripping herself or compression sores again!
SPURSUADERS GO WESTERN!
I have written about Spursuaders previously (linked here).
But today, I noticed that they have added a new Western style to their product. Wow! Good News! I was thinking that many of you might be interested in a Western pair…
Here is a photo of the design. It is pretty evident how they work, and how they are less intrusive. The idea is to get the horse’s attention without upsetting him. (Sounds like a good idea to me…)
Anyway, I don’t use spurs right now, but if I need a pair, I know I would try these.
You can purchase the English or Western design. They are made in Canada however there are a few stores in the US that carry them if you’d like to check them out physically. You can search for retail outlets via this link on the website. Or, Spursuader does have an online store which you can access by clicking this link. Easy!
FREE RIDE WESTERN SAFETY STIRRUPS
I saw an ad for the Free Ride Western Safety Stirrup in the back of Trail Rider Magazine. I clipped it to research at a later date. That later date was this morning!
After reading online, I learned that the Free Ride Western Safety Stirrup developer designed these after being dragged… I think if you survive being dragged, maybe part of your mental rehab is to ‘fix’ that sort of thing for others in the future.
The Free Ride Western Safety Stirrup is the result of his recovery process.
So, basically, this safety stirrup is the same idea as the English safety stirrup with the rubber band on one side – except this stirrup has covered that rubber band side with a Western leather keeper. And, of course, the stirrup itself is styled in a Western fashion.
I like the design. For me, English or Western, I think this footpad is just the right size, not too large and not too skinny. I couldn’t find the actual measurements of the footpad, but from the online photos, it looks right.
Being cast aluminum is a huge plus. The less weight on the saddle, the better! I also like that you can personalize the keeper to have your initials or your horse’s initials or whatever you want… You also get to pick the leather color, concha and corner design. Cool!
Here is the website! Let me know if you purchase a pair!
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