Thursday, June 21, 2012

New To Me

I love garage sale-ing! Some days you don't find a thing...

Some days you find some really good stuff. Like the day L and I headed to a specific sale because the ad said 'Like new Ammerman barrel saddle and other tack'...

We weren't going to miss that one. The Ammerman saddle was gorgeous and was brand new. I measured the gullet and it was 8". Just what I need for Moon. But the seat looked a bit big. I measured it...14 1/2". Sometimes I can ride a 14 1/2", but this was unfortunately a very big 14 1/2" and I slopped around in it. So disappointing!!!

But I did find this awesome bit...

I was looking for a different bit for Frosty and this fit the bill. I immediately wanted to get home and try him with it. He's working in it pretty well. Still have a lot of softening of his shoulders to achieve, but at least now we have the right tool to help him.

Out of curiosity, I tried it on Spooks and he responded very well to it. So well, that I ran him in it at the last NBHA barrel race and boy, did he ever snap around his turns.

Pretty good $25 investment.

I also got this mid-weight blanket for Moon...

It is brand new and only another $25. The chairs in this picture was from another garage sale from the same day. $3 each. I just need to find some cushions for them.

L was cleaning out her tack room and came across a bag of horse stuff she had been given, but she has much smaller horses than I do (doesn't everybody? LOL), so she gave the bag to me. Two used fly sheets. One of them is exactly what I have been wanting for Spooks...

He sun fades so badly, but this should help. It's a bit big...LOL...Had to have been for a draft or a big warmblood to be big on this guy, but good enough for when he's in the corral during the afternoon heat.

The other one is a nice Wrangler flysheet...

A little big for Bugs...but it fits Frosty, Spooks and Rip. Bugs about had a heart attack when I slid it on him and turns out it wasn't a saddle pad.  Little, fat man can spin like a top when he wants to. LOL...So I made him wear it for a few hours in the corral. Obviously he got over it fairly quickly. He actually adores getting attention and being fussed over. He has always wanted to be a pocket pony. Now he doesn't have a choice (smirk).

And brand spanking new...These showed up in the mail...

Hand crafted flys masks from Cut-N-Jump. Now, THAT suits the Fast Draw theme around here! ;-)

I have to try them on some of my smaller horses, like Moon and Shooter because I forgot to mention to CnJ that most of my boys are a tad on the big side. Which reminds me, I really need to measure across Spooks and Frosty's foreheads anyway. I bought fancy new headstalls at the NFR, last winter, for each of them and wouldn't you know...the browbands are too tight. I found a leatherworker who is going to extend them for me, so they fit.

But I know I have a few horses the the flymasks will fit (They are very well made!!!). I just have the three that are very broad through the forehead-Spooks, Frosty and Bugs. Everybody else is pretty 'normal'. LOL

8 comments:

Shirley said...

Hmm. I never thought of making my own fly masks.....
I love getting good stuff at garage sales. but it's pretty rare to find horse stuff at them here.
So how big are your big horses?

cdncowgirl said...

Nice buys!! Wish we had 'horsey' garage sales around here. Although hubby might not wish that lol

Crystal said...

I never been to a horsey garage sale, closest was an auction sale, probly not a good idea for me either. Although with all the stuff I have I could probly host my own, lol.

Does CnJ make fly masks that cover the nose? i notice around here my horses get most bothered by noseflys.

Paint Girl said...

I also love garage sales with horse stuff! I need to start going to g-sales a little more though!! Every time we have a g-sale here I always have such a limited amount of horse stuff and people see that I have horses and ask if I have more! I wish I had more to sell, but I have a hard time parting with anything!
Love the fly mask!! That is so me!!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Shirley...

Spooks and Frosty are 15.2HH and 1300-1350lbs.

Bugs is a shorty at 14.2HH, but he weighs around 1350lb. Ideally, he needs to be more around the 1250lb. range.

Rip is the big boy...15.3HH and around 1400-1450lbs.

Gunner is going to be a big 'un too when he is done growing up. As a long 2y/o, he is 15.1HH and probably about 1100lbs.

Moon, Shooter and Jet (the big bay) are my lighter end.

Moon is 15.1HH and 1150-1200lbs.,

Shooter is not quite a full 15.2HH and about 1100lbs. He's starting to fill out, so I suspect that by the time he finishes developing, he will be 1200lbs.

Jet is my tallest at 16.1HH and is probably 1100lbs now that he has filled out. He is the lightest made horse I have, but as a 6y/o, he's finally getting some bone and bulk to him.

Beretta is my peanut...14.2HH and 1000lbs. I don't think she is going to get much taller, but she is a very heavy-bodied filly. Thankfully, her leg bones have started to bulk up a bit. Last year I was really worried about how fine boned she was.

Mrs Mom said...

I LOVE THOSE REINS!!!!

Nice scores BTW.. lol

fernvalley01 said...

Very cool goodies! Love when there are great finds at sales. and the fly masks look perfect!

Cut-N-Jump said...

BECG- Those are the large masks. Do you need a few even bigger? Because I can do that... lol.

Crystal- I can make them with the nose piece. Drop me an email and let me know what you need, want, etc. cutnjump1 at yahoo dot com

I am working on a lot of other stuff and will be kickin the doors open soon to the biz. I will post about it when I do of course!