Just before Christmas I decided it really was time for Galahad to have a new rug. His old one was reasonably sound but, even though it didn’t actually let the rain through, the water wasn’t really repelled either. The outer layer of the rug stayed wet so effectively Galahad was constantly wearing a cold blanket. That’s not really ideal so a new one was procured.
I was rather pleased with it and for a few days Galahad really looked very smart. Then, of course, he had to roll in the muddiest part of the field.
Still, it could have been worse – this week he has decided to tear it.
He probably caught it on the fence, although Cookster does like to play with fabrics so I’m not yet convinced of his innocence! Either way – it looks like it’s time for me to get out the sewing kit.
Galahad’s haircut obviously necessitated an addition to his wardrobe. It is a bit too cold for him to be without a rug now!
Unfortunately I forgot to take a photograph of it when it was brand new and clean and it didn’t take long for Galahad to make it look rather used. It isn’t just the mud – he has caught it on brambles several times and has even managed to tear the lining a bit.
He has been very good about wearing it though. He still sometimes rolls his eyes a bit when I approach him with it but he stands still to let me put it on. He even lets me do it when he is loose which is very useful!
Look how smart he is!
I have also finally been able to use his fleece blanket in earnest. We went out with the riding club last weekend and as it was rather cold and drizzly I kept the blanket on whilst I was riding around outside the ring. I was sure he would not like that at all but he barely seemed to notice. Which was great as it meant I could use the front of the blanket to keep my own legs dry when it started raining properly!