Last winter, I started riding Tristan in a quarter sheet on especially cold days. I borrowed one from the barn’s stash, and really liked it: it kept me warm, and he seemed a bit more comfortable. I started shopping for my own, looking at a bunch of different websites. I didn’t like any of the ones I found: whether the style, color, or price.
Wouldn’t it be just as easy to make my own, I thought? So I bought fabric, ribbon for edging, and when my mother came to visit, she brought her sewing machine. We based the pattern off the one at the barn I liked most – I don’t know what brand or even what size it was.
I think the only thing I’d change is the bump you can see just above the point of his hip there – we didn’t figure the cut quite right to lay flat. Purely aesthetic.
Have you ever made something from scratch for your horse?