I have a camera! On my last post, I forgot to add a key camera requirement - it had to be available locally. That means WalMart - the only store with cameras for tens of miles. So off I went with my list of possibles, and they had exactly one of them. I am the proud owner of a Canon PowerShot elph 300 HS, just like Kate at The Adventures of Lucy. If my photos come out half as good as hers, I'll be a happy camper.
As soon as we cleaned the barn this morning, out came the new camera.
I'm loving how good the colors are.
David demos multi-tasking.
Of course I had to take a picture of each of the horses, and since we were minus 6 degrees the other night, I thought I'd review blankets.
Reggie models the Shires Stormcheeta Combo Turnout Blanket. In the good column, it's a tough warm blanket with good coverage for horses with a Thoroughbred build. In the bad column, it tends to slip sideways, which is my pet peeve in horse blankets, and a deal breaker. Also, it's not cut deep enough for
fat Baroque type horses. Reggie inherited this blanket from Paj because although they both wear size 86 blankets, this one didn't cover Paj's belly. Enough said.
Paj is wearing the Pessoa Tundra Turnout blanket with an Amigo XL (extra long) turnout sheet and neck cover over top. I love both of these blankets. Amigo is the low end series of Rambo blankets. The closures aren't as modern as Rambo's, and they only come in Army green (the xls, that is), but at less than half the cost of Rambos for the same quality, they are a great buy. I have both the blanket and neck cover in two weights - heavy and unlined - and by combining them with the rest of Paj's wardrobe, we can cope with nearly any weather. Paj doesn't grow much coat and he's on the fragile side, so I coddle.
Ben is our wooly mammoth. This cold spell has been the first time it's been cold enough to put him in his new blanket. Boomer and Ben both have RaDon blankets. The website says that every item is custom tailored. That's a good thing, because not too many tack stores carry size 96 blankets. They even have their names on them.
It was hard to take this photo because Ben is friendly.
Very, very friendly.
Tomorrow I'll figure out how to tweak my photos.