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Flatwork is Boooooring

Flatwork is Boooooring

I’m in a riding slump again! Not that it matters all that much, since my helmet came apart while I was taking it off the other day, so I’ve been waiting for my new one to be delivered.

I don’t know what’s up with me lately. I’ve been feeling super awkward in the saddle. I’ve had a lot of pain in the balls of my feet whenever I ride. My legs feel too loose. I can’t keep my stupid right shoulder back. My hands want to wiggle around when I know that they should stay still. UGH. πŸ™„

I mean, we’ve still been working on stuff, I just haven’t really been enjoying it.

Whenever I get on all I want to do is walk around on a loose rein, canter around like a yahoo, or jump over things. I’ve been in a very anti-dressage mindset; we’ve been kind of sloppy and I wish we had trails so that we could wander through the woods togetherβ€”maybe someday!

We’ll get back into the swing of things eventually, we always do! πŸ˜‰

Trailer Reno #3: The Tires

Trailer Reno #3: The Tires

I’ve done a lot of little stuff on the Miley since I last updated this Trailer Reno series. I attacked all the hinges with WD-40, screwed back in a sheet of metal that was starting to detach, and added some rubber mats to the ramp. Most of it was pretty straight forward, the only thing I learned is that self-drilling screws are THE BEST and that my drill is WEAK.

The Miley’s been on the back burner since Raglan and I have been hitching a ride with SellerH lately, but earlier this week SundaeO decided that she wanted to move her pony back to her house. Her family doesn’t have a horse trailer and they wanted to move Sundae before they had to pay board again, so I volunteered my murder box for the fifteen minute drive south.

Last month, when I went to move Raglan to 10M, one of my trailer’s tires was flat. I pumped it back up with a portable air compressor, but I was pretty sure the tire had a slow leak I was going to have to address at some point. When I went to hook up my trailer on Wednesday the same tire was flat again. I pumped air back into it so that I could get Sundae moved, but since the trailer was already hooked up and I had some extra time I figured I should get it fixed sooner rather than later.

I thought I was just going to get the leak patched up, but when the guy working the counter at my local Discount Tire came outside to look at the trailer his eyes nearly bugged out of his head. Apparently the Miley’s tires were from the 90s and no modern tire shop would patch twenty-year-old tires.

I really didn’t want to pay for new tires on the Miley since I don’t plan to keep it for a long time, but he quoted me $425 for a full set (including a free upgrade to a better model of tire) so I figured why not? It’s always a plus to be able to say that a trailer has brand new tires when you go to sell it, and I can just tack the price of the tires onto how much I’m eventually going to list the trailer for. In the mean time, it’s nice to have the peace of mind that comes with a brand new set of tires.

Check out that fancy new rubber 😎

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