Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to school/Back to work

Summer vacation is officially over.  Today I got the kids off to school...
and drove out to Parker for a brief pony visit.
Then it was back to work.  I made two girths...
and spent a ridiculous amount of time working on a pattern for quarter boots.  
I wouldn't have minded another couple weeks of vacation time but this was good, too! 

6 comments:

  1. The boys look resigned to going back to school....sort of happy, but not...lol
    New patterns...yuck...sometimes they take forever!
    Can't wait to seen pictures of you riding your new pony!!!!!

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  2. New patterns make me crazy especially when they're for a piece of equipment I'm not terribly familiar with. I'm temporarily shelving the boots while I wait for supplies. I have an idea for them but I'm not sure that I can make it work. If it does, it will be awesome.

    I don't think I'll be riding the pony until she moves to the new place. It's become very weird and uncomfortable in Parker... I would mind more, but with temperatures in the uppers 90's this week I'm thinking perhaps it's all for the best!

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  3. What discipline really uses quarter boots?

    I'm thinking some kind of epoxy, or whatever, that "sets" and then you cut to shape and a cut to remove, and they seal the slit to take on/off the leg with a dab of whatever you use for bits when they show.

    If you can invent pull on gum boots for a model, you will be my hero!!!

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  4. I'd expect the quarter boots to go on Saddlebreds. Now that there are a lot of Stone Saddlebreds in circulation, I'm getting a lot more requests for saddleseat tack!

    Jana Skybova makes pull on gum bell boots and they're awesome. You can see them here.

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  5. I have officially seen it all... my work here is done ;~)

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