You all had me laughing with the thought of getting on Gen bareback! Even on his best of days I would never do that! As sweet and wonderful as my horse is, he has a LONG history including sending riders to the hospital! My poor little stressed out pony had a hard time being ridden for years and years until I figured him out. Just because he was better for me, does NOT mean that I trust my little hellian rebellion sans saddle! I love Gen, but I love my ability to walk under my own power even more 😛
Speaking of Gen. My little angel is costing me a lot of money! I have been putting off doing a catalog order, but the time has finally come to bite the bullet and spend some money on my retired horse! His new halter is giving him rubs on his precious little nose. Trying to save a buck I just wrapped the noseband in gauze thinking it would act like a fuzzy. Well, I am sorry to say that it did not act like a fuzzy at all and has added to the problem instead of fixing it. All well.
Since I love Dover’s $30 padded leather halters for turnout and Gen has worn them before with no problems, I knew it was time to suck it up and make an order to the tack store. Putting in all the things I need, but have been putting off buying I nearly had a heart attack when I added up the total number! It is going to be a $210 order! Yikes! People can buy horses for that much money! I am in such sticker shock right now! Poor Gennyral has been living with things that are not working for him, like a fly mask that presses against his eyes so he cannot see, and a halter rubbing him for too long now. My only hope is that Dover still does free shipping to their stores so I can call the order in and just drive to pick it up when everything is ready. I will call in to place my order today and find out.
One last quick opinion question before you can see all the pictures of my adorable Gen modeling his poor man’s halter fuzzy. For the fly mask, should I get him the one with pink ears or stick to classic gray? I Borrowed the barn owners Cashel to try on Gen and it fits him much better then the fly mask I have been using on Gen (which has lasted for 3 years!!) so I am def going to buy the Cashel. I just don’t know whether I should go with pink ears or not! My new halter for him will be maroon and black so there might be a little clashing going on. Do you think Gen wants classic gray or a little something extra?