Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Love....Big B




My longtime partner, Breda, came down with laminitis about a month ago after some routine vaccinations and steroid injections. It has been very hard for me around here, as he is getting older, and I really want his Golden Years to be happy and healthy. We had just been released to go back to work after a torn suspensory when I show up to the barn one afternoon to find Breda basically unable to walk. It was traumatic. Thankfully, I caught it fast and my farrier (my hero) was able to get to the barn within a few hours, as I cold hosed Breda's feet until his arrival. My farrier, Keith Swain, set me up with some really groovy boots called Soft Rides, and Breda has been walking around in his dry paddock happily and without lameness. We pulled the Bute about a week ago, so cross your fingers that we have a successful recovery.

Here I am on Breda for the first time since his bout of laminitis. We just walked around bareback a few rounds and called it a day, but he was happy to wear his show bridle and pretend that he was going to work. Isn't he a sight to behold. I love this horse so much.

Here's to more happy days, Big B!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New T-shirt Designs





I love, Love, LOVE t-shirts! I view them as collectible and I am obsessed with creating new and exciting designs. Here is what is new at Riding Couture! My crest has been in the works for years, really, and I am thrilled to finally present it in color for you! Goldie is back, after being sold out for quite some time. Then how about the stiletto boot in light blue! Can you say SASSY!

Look for the crest to come out soon on saddle pads and also polo shirts. I can't wait!!