Thursday 6 December 2018

The Parcels are Arriving

My Black Friday purchases have started to arrive. There was a partial postal strike in Canada, but it surprisingly didn't really delay any arrivals.

I picked up three horse parcels at the post office on Wednesday morning.  One I knew wasn't going to be terribly exciting - Phantom's spirulina. I can't get too excited about powdered seaweed.

The other two parcels were easier to get excited about - one was from Total Saddle Fit, and the other one came from the UK - so it must be the Gel-Eze wraps I ordered from eBay. I took them out to the barn with me to open up.

Cisco was super stoked about his new girth. He got the neoprene lined Stretchtec girth from Total Saddle Fit.

He could barely contain his excitement.

I have one for Phantom (leather lined) and the picky princess seems to like it. Cisco was in need of a shorter girth than the Prolite that I currently use on him, so I was waiting to catch a deal on the TSF girth. 

The neoprene liner is very soft. It's also quite a bit wider than the leather exterior of the girth. Cisco is going to have to wait until the end of the month to try it out and give his review on it. 

Then I opened the bag up that had the Gel-Eze wraps in it. Except that it didn't - it was a bra that I had ordered last week on Amazon. Oops.

It's still sort of horse related - it's a Freya Sonic Underwire Spacer Sports Bra. In whore red. (Actually, it's in cherry glow.)  Kinda forgot that I ordered it, and surprised that it arrived so fast. It was $36 on Amazon, so worth taking a risk on it.

Initial impression is that it's very similar to the Panache bra - which is my favourite everyday bra, but not my favourite for riding. It would be okay if the Freya bra became an everyday bra since the Knixwear sports bra that I received last week seems like it will make the cut for riding, despite a poor initial impression. I'll give full reviews once I actually manage to ride with them. Which will be sometime around Christmas.

Otherwise, Phantom got a chance to yahoo in the arena (which she totally took advantage of), and Cisco went for a very slightly enthusiastic lunge. Then they both got bundled up in their snowsuits. We had a dump of snow over the weekend - on Saturday morning there were just some icy patches on the grass. It started snowing at about 11am on Saturday and didn't stop until the wee hours of Monday morning.
I measure snowfall by how much is piled up on the barbeque.
The weather is supposed to warm up this weekend so that might give me some incentive to make another trip out to the barn to get blankets swapped. Two and a half weeks to go until the work craziness slows down and I can get some regular pony time!


  1. I laughed out loud at "whore red" 😂😂

    Horse packages in the mail are the best!

    1. The only thing better than horse packages in the mail are horse packages in the mail that I didn't have to pay for. Which never seem to be delivered to me.

  2. I laughed at the bra, hahaha.

    Glad you are getting all your goodies despite the crazy postal snafu around Canada!

    1. I've had zero issues with Canada Post - most parcels actually arrived early. Purolator, however....

  3. My black friday shapes are starting to come too. I'm waiting on Carmen's new winter blanket.

  4. I think the pic of pony and the bra is epic, HAHAHA