I sincerely appreciate everyone who's reached out since my last post. It feels like a lot of us really do have more in common than just ponies, albeit something we wish we didn't. I'm excited to see how this little project goes and how it affects him. I can't thank you enough.
In the meantime:
I bought Archie the fancy, patterned SMB boots that I saw on Riding Warehouse. Thanks, Amanda, for sharing that place with the world, as I have yet another package due to me next week. Back to the boots, though, it was sorta funny and sorta introspective. I'd bought a pair of mediums because I'd tried Big G's on Archie (larges) and they were huge. So I'm trying to put these mediums on at the vet visit and suddenly I'm asking for opinions and help and I'm then surrounded by fellow equestrians, essentially thrusting all shapes and sizes of SMBs at me. Offering opinions, offering guidance. It was incredible and it was only possible because I acknowledged that I sucked at something and was willing to ask for help. So I sent the smediums back and got a set of large and they are beautiful.