Last weekend I visited my Uncle in Surrey. Whilst we were there he took me to Snack and Tack – an equestrian and pet shop. It was amazing! There was so much variety in the products they had there. Our local tack shops are good but just can’t carry so many different items of stock.
Naturally I had to buy something. I was thinking of something like some new riding socks but then I came across the display of breeches and I fell in love with a pair from Equetech with the most beautiful non slip seat.
I just had to have them – we don’t get pretty breeches here!
I was very brave and rode out alone the first time I wore them. Ever since I was small I have had a superstition about riding with new things – I went through a phase of falling off every time I did so. So much so that when I was given a new pair of spurs just before a show I had to wear them just to hack around the showground the day before. It kind of worked – I didn’t fall off in the competition but I did get eliminated for too many refusals!
Luckily these breeches did not make me fall off and I still love them. Galahad was looking at everything that could be considered remotely scary but didn’t do anything stupid. For anyone who might be interested it turns out that it is the concrete slabs he finds objectionable – the Christmas wreath is perfectly normal!