This crazy weather has been causing me to change Roz's blanket every day. Last winter I left him naked, since he grows a very nice winter coat. With plans to ride him this winter I knew I'd need to keep a blanket on him if I ever wanted him clean enough to ride. I purchased a new turn out sheet, an Amigo Mio, earlier this year. That's the blanket that ripped right away. Thankfully the patch has held. I have a nice Rhino Wug that Roz has had for many years, which I was going to use for our medium weight. Sadly, I had forgotten that Chevy broke one of the front snaps last year, and it's just not fitting well through his shoulders. That leaves me with a cheap Saxon medium weight, that I got a couple of months ago. I had that layered with his cooler and was finally happy with the fit, when I went out this morning it had a hole in it. It's been getting a lot of wear with being covered in ice the past couple days. I think I will patch it up but I'm sure it won't last another winter.
I definitely need to go blanket shopping for before next winter. I always go for cheap, but I'm seriously considering buying both a sheet and a medium weight in the Smartpak indestructible blanket. What is your favorite blanket?
On the weather front, we were stuck at home today. This is the snow and ice that my car, Dory, is stuck in. It's supposed to warm up tomorrow so hopefully we will be free!
I took the time at home as an opportunity to clean my tack. I just bought new stirrup leathers so I oiled them and put them on my saddle. I've also started my project for using Roz's final pair of horse shoes. I will post that when I'm finished with it.