Thursday, November 6, 2014


This week I made two purchases. As always, they were both kind of pricey, but I got a good deal on both, so I'm feeling okay about it.

The first was a new set of front Easyboot Gloves. In blue. They came with the wide Velcro straps that Saiph covets (which I immediately sent her a pic of).

This is the third set of boots I have purchased for the front, and as far as I can remember, I put about 300 miles on them. I got them through Rider's Warehouse and paid $120.00. Not bad, considering shoes cost $150 every seven to eight weeks. I haven't tried them on him yet, but that will happen on Saturday when we do our next trail ride.

The second thing I purchased was a fleece cooler from BOT. Brand new, still in the packaging, on ebay for $200. Score. I got it last night.

I wanted this for trailering after our rides.
And for cooling off after an arena ride.
I don't clip, partly because Ashke lives both inside and outside and I want him to be able to regulate his temperature himself. And two, because I am really afraid of my horse overheating and colicking from having a blanket on. That philosophy may change, but we will see. If I can manage his sweat through cooling out and using this fleece cooler, then I won't clip him. The only thing that might be beneficial right now, however, is clipping his girth area. I did that last year and it seemed to make him more comfortable. Last night he was fine, but I will keep an eye on it.


  1. I've been coveting that BOT cooler! Can't wait to read how it works for you!

  2. interested to hear your opinion on the BOT, hope you do a review at some point!

  3. You have the best headers! Love this one!

    1. Thanks! You are always welcome to trailer up and ride with us!