Thursday, 12 January 2012

My New Saddlecloth

  
So as I mentioned in my last post I just got a new saddlecloth as a late Christmas present, and here it is! It’s a LeMieux Dressage Square Front Rolled Edge, as it is a dressage cloth white is the obvious choice but because it will only be used for everyday riding my one is in brown.

 
Here it is on Niko, and yes I know my saddle needs a clean, speaking of cleaning, because the saddlecloth has a lambskin rolled edge it requires special care:

Only machine wash on a “wool cycle” at 30 degrees or hand wash.
Prior to washing pour a quantity of human hair conditioner over the lambskin & rub to ensure coverage – this prevents matting of wool maintaining density & softness.
Stain removing sprays can be used on cotton areas if saddle stains occur –do this as soon as they appear.
Use non-biological liquid or powder.
Do not use fabric conditioner on the wool.
Always turn upside down & air dry naturally – NEVER speed dry on radiator or in tumble dryer.
Gentle brushing can be done after drying if required.

Or at least that’s what it tells me to do.

  
Anyways with such a nice new saddlecloth and a thoroughbred just waiting for a run I decided to take Niko for a good run in our big Paddock, it has dried out a lot with the nice weather. Here are some shots of us:



Because the saddlecloth has a lambskin edge and is made to accommodate high withers it is a great fit for Niko.

In other news the farrier is coming tomorrow, so everyone can have a nice trim up. Well that’s all from me today.

11 comments:

Barbara said...

That is a great looking saddlepad!

Deanna said...

Very sharp looking saddle pad! I really like the pics of you & Niko galloping around. Looks like you had fun!

Sherri B. said...

It is always so nice to get new things..With the way the horses like to get dirty, a white one probably wouldn't have worked so well. - Love the photo of you and Niko!

Sherri B. said...

It is always so nice to get new things..With the way the horses like to get dirty, a white one probably wouldn't have worked so well. - Love the photo of you and Niko!

GAIA VINCENZI said...

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My Spotty Pony said...

Hello Edward
Your saddlecloth looks great and the colour is perfect for Niko.
It is nice to get on and have a blast around the field when the weather allows.... something we have not had much chance to do lately! Really love your 'action' pictures :)
Have a great weekend, Abby

Ruffles said...

Looks like an awesome saddle pad. It looks really nice on Nico. Great pics :)

Margaret said...

I love it and it isn't WHITE! (I hate white and that's all I have for now). The ride looks like SO much fun.

C and C Antiques and Animals - What a Life! said...

Nice looking saddlepad and the extra care looks like it will be worth it! Happy riding.
Connie

Edward said...

Thanks everyone for your comments, glad you all like it.

allhorsestuff said...

Love the new Dressage pad! Sheepskin is my favourite . I've an
"Engle" sheepskin multi purpose pad. I believe its made there in England!

Great color choice Edward, the Carmel and browns look awesome on our Bay steeds!
KK