I'm going to have a special "breeches" edition, thanks to helpful prompts from L and Amanda.
Okay, we all know that Ogilvy has a well-deserved cult following. I do not negate that their half pads are the things that dreams are made of. And after almost biting the proverbial "submit" bullet multiple times, I acknowledged that it wasn't a necessary purchase for us right now. There are tattoos and injections and craft brews and races to buy, right?
I found a lady who sold comparable custom memory foam half pads of the same volume fill for about $75 less. I read her reviews, looked through all of her options, and then started stalking strangers on Instagram until I could find someone who had the half-pad I wanted.
Convinced that her product was legit and a worth-while investment, I sent her a custom order for a dressage half-pad, which she didn't automatically offer. Four weeks later, I finally got my grubby paws on this thing.
Don't consider this a review post, because I've only ridden in it once. #fuckhorseshoes
But here are some details:
- Half-pads are $125.
- Additional covers are $75.
- Embroidery cost $15
- Shipping (to me) cost $16+
- Estimated time was 3-4 weeks and she shipped exactly four weeks after I ordered, but she did come up with the design just for me. I told her that I was particular about having sufficient wither clearance, which is why I wanted one shaped for a dressage saddle and not AP/jumping.
- Her shop is here: ChestnutMareCrafts
On the same day that my cushy goodness arrived, I received an order from the Herbal Horse. She'd had a St. Paddy's Day special and I jumped at the 20% off. As always, everything smelled amazing and was shipped perfectly. I can't believe that I introduced her shop so freaking long ago (11/2014!). Success looks good on her!
|She knows me.|
Archie took it upon himself to make sure I had a use for the Heal Quick. And I slathered my hair in some Healthy Hair that night. I want to get a review of the lip tint, but when I've got decent light going on.
|I have no idea. Insect-related, though, as I pulled a freaking tick off after scrubbing his face.|