Right at the end of last winter Galahad pulled one of the surcingle buckles off of his rug. I didn’t fix it at the time because he stopped wearing it and I’m really rather lazy.
I finally got around to sewing on a new buckle (I never did find the original one) last week as Galahad is now wearing the rug again to keep his back muscles warm. I was pretty proud of the job I did.
Unfortunately, the hole in the new buckle is slightly smaller than the old one and as I hadn’t changed the other half of it I could not quite twist it closed. It did stay done up though so I sent Galahad off in hopes that it would hold.
He hadn’t been turned out in a proper field for over a week and I think he enjoyed himself!
When I brought him in again the buckle had turned itself and was fully closed. Which was great … except that I couldn’t get it open again – less than ideal. I had visions of us having to cut Galahad free and I thought that at the very least I would have to replace the other half of the buckle.
Luckily my Dad managed to cut the rubber band off and although it was still very stiff I could at least open (and close) the buckle. No more mending for me – until he rips it again!