My birthday was a few weeks ago. You know how everyone gives horse girls horse themed gifts? My parents have been doing that for years, but the now I have a mule and that’s a little more difficult.
So now I get a lot of donkey themed gifts/cards. Which is cool too. This card is certainly cute.
As for actual gifts, it was really all about the mule. I asked my husband for a Micklem Bridle and he said he’d already got me something, but I should get that for myself too as his gift wasn’t very “big.” I’m always happy to have permission to buy more tack. I actually hate the look of the Micklems, but I’ve heard so many stories of them really helping horses accept the bit/be more comfortable in the bridle and Nilla could certainly use all the help she can get in that department.
I really don’t love the look of this thing and I’m actually not sure that it’s helping Nilla at all and she might actually hate it more than her usual bridle, but I’m going to try it some more before I make a final decision.
My husband’s gift was a bit late arriving, but it is really nice. He got me a custom ribbon hanger from White Stallion Studio. It’s gorgeous. The picture really doesn’t do it justice.
As an added bonus, my ribbons are no longer hanging on the blinds in our dining room. Of course, my husband’s ribbons are still hanging on the blinds, so we’re only partially classy around here. I’ve also filled all of the ribbon racks already so I’ll need to expand back onto the blinds.
Finally, my parents sent me a sheepskin cover for my TSF jumping girth. I had been using this small sheepskin meant for an endurance/dressage girth on my jumping girth and it wasn’t the best look.
I haven’t used my jumping saddle since getting the cover, so I have yet to try it out, but the sheepskin cover I have for my TSF dressage girth works well so I can’t imagine it’ll disappoint.