|What you doin' Justin?|
I've been setting out all the stuff that I think I'll need to take!
Last week we did paperwork, Health Certificate, Coggins & Brand Inspection. This week, I'm starting to get things together for the trip! The cinch rings have worn away some of Farah's winter coat - they have a flat, brass ring - with mohair strings, that I've used for many years. I do think it's her winter coat that causes the problem. I'd been using the Cashel Ring Masters, but over time the neoprene roughens up & almost feels like sandpaper. Did some more searching & found the Sheepskin Fleece by JMS. They arrived yesterday - seem to fit pretty well & hopefully will solve the problem.
I've been borrowing Linda's saddle for almost a year now! Garry McClintock was hit by a fully loaded motor-home - while sitting in his truck at an intersection. Thankfully - he's recovering from his injuries & back working in his shop. Last time I spoke to him, our saddle was next up! At one point on our trip - we'll only be about 150-miles from his shop - so I may call & see just how close to completion the saddle is! :-)