My spotted stinker got some ultra chic new....moon boots. Just in case there are non-horsey readers out there, the actual term for these is "shipping boots." You put them to protect horses' legs when hauling.
For the short trips we usually take to the trail head, if anything I just use My Boy's SMB Elite boots on him for hauling. But for this trip, which could take up to 4 hours depending on traffic, I wanted legitimate leg protection. These shipping boots are awkward and the Velcro was kind of annoying but I think they'll do the trick. My Boy let me put them on without a hitch. Of course, when I led him around the arena he lifted his hind legs all goofy (working on his moonwalk?) At the end he really stamped out with his hind leg a bit in protest. Do you use shipping boots on your horse when hauling?
He also ordered himself a fly sheet! He must have gotten impatient waiting all summer for me to get this done. At least he got a bargain on this one, it is a Pro Equine brand, from the Smith Brothers catalog. It was a steal at $39.99 and seemed sturdy enough. We'll see how it holds up on a pastured horse.
The fly sheet I used on My Boy at the end of last summer was loaned to me by his owner at the time. He managed to get tangled or out of it most of the time. However, it was also a size too large. My Boy has never out of his winter turnout or rain sheet. Those fit well and never even shift to one side. I always get the European cuts on horse sleepwear, they tend to have better coverage and stay-on factor.
The other item he ordered (and I highly approve of this one, good job, My Boy!) was a new saddle pad. I had been using my sister's teenage riding club high point award fleece pad, which yes, was nearly brand new until a few years ago. It is practically an antique at nearly 20 years old. The new pad is the Classic Equine ESP Wool Top pad. The brown color I wanted did not come in the 32x32 inch size, so he went with a tan/brown/chocolate. I was dreading the light colored tan (which is really a cream color) staying clean. However, once it's on, most of the tan is actually under the saddle.
Good for you My Boy, for getting yourself some new things. I suppose then, you won't mind if I hand you the bill once it arrives?