|Just flip that old nameplate around and.... good as new!|
As I was brainstorming on things that the new man absolutely needs, I was surprised to figure out that aside from ordering some new blankets, this might be the first time I can pretty much outfit a new horse from items already in inventory.
At first I nearly gave myself a pat on the back for having grown out of my greedy, tack-ho ways.
But then, it dawned on me that the only reason I probably don't need to buy much for Windsor isn't because I've suddenly adopted a simple, humble approach to horse gear - but because I pretty much already bought all the things.
And that - is probably not something I should be overly proud of.
The fact is, the collection of saddle pads, and open front boots, and bits, and various bridles, and grooming products and coolers can easily be adjusted for a new arrival.
The only real unknown is what the hell we'll do about a saddle. If CWD makes life easy, we'll trade our current saddle in and see what we can do. If they don't, I'll probably look more aggressively at other saddle options (since I'm still crossing my fingers that this guy just might be a horse I can fit off the rack..).
Saddle and blankets aside, Mr. Windsor will be getting plenty of use out of Prair's carefully curated pile-o-tack.
I do feel a tad guilty about just flipping Prair's nameplate around on his halter... but he should have a plate of his own soon enough...