Linda asked about halters, and I have some new pretty rope (plus it wouldn't hurt to bring in some funds for my health certificates for the year) so I thought I'd post an offer to make some halters. Halters for $15 and halters with rings for $20 (including parcel post shipping). 2 or 4 nose knots, your choice.
The left rope shall be named rope #1 and it is 1/4 inch. The middle rope shall be named rope #2 and it is 3/8" thick. Please ignore the right hand rope, I used it yesterday for my makeshift rhythm collector. Rope #1 would be better for a 4 knot halter. It is possible to make a 4 knot halter out of rope #2 but it's bulkier.
I also still have lots of 5mm thick black kayak cord, like this halter Tonka is wearing here:
Here's an example of rope #1 with 4 knots and rings. This is Kristi's new halter. The colors don't show correctly in this picture.
One other thing I have, and I think they're pretty nifty, are these nigh-unbreakable "clips" for lead ropes or reins. I say "nigh" unbreakable because I think they actually are unbreakable but I can't guarantee it. Haven't the facilities here to test their strength. :) These sell for $17.95 each at the only other place I know to get them. I'll offer them for $10 each or $15 for a pair, including shipping.
I was down in Lewiston looking at saddles the other day. I found one I love. Who knows whether it would fit the boy. But it got me thinking I really should get the new saddle sold so I can yet again be on the lookout.
This is a very lightly used (less than 20 rides) Circle Y Flagstaff Flex2 saddle. 16 inch seat. Circle Y calls it a "regular tree" which I think is equivalent to semi-quarter horse bars. The gullet measures 7.5 inches but this is a narrow fitting saddle. Which is why I'm selling it. It pinches my boy. Other than that I love it. It's comfortable and secure, and good-looking too! I'm selling it for $1000 firm (not including shipping).
Not much going on here today. The horses are hunkered down trying to stay out of the storm and so am I. I will probably go pester them in their stalls later. Maybe trim Bella's hooves.