My new reins, are identical to my old, except for the color. 1" wide & 6.5 ft. long just as I like them & work well with the running attachment with 2" rings - both made by Gail. The headstall I ordered from Tory Leather - leather conforms to a horses head & is my personal preference. I'm still trying different pads. Today I used an inexpensive one that I found at Bony Pony, made by Cashel. It's called a "Soft saddle pad liner" & works well with the shape of the Stonewall - fitting under the dropped rigging. What I didn't like was that it keeps slipping out the back. I'm going to end up ordering one from Stonewall & those don't cover the rigging. That's why they have sheepskin on the back of the ring. Jackie says that these saddles work best with only a 1/2 inch pad.
|Another "Oh No" moment...|
|Our way back up!|
|Peace & Quiet|
Once home, I untacked her & she hadn't even broken a sweat under the pad! No waves on her withers, not a hair out of place :-) I brushed her & turned her out - where she tore around the pasture, back through the gate, around the back yard & back to the pasture - bucking & blowing off steam :-)