It’s that time of year again, when the snow melts, the mud grows, the hair sheds, and the horse shows begin! This is the time of year to get all your show tack and gear in order: clean out that tack trunk, clean those spur straps, shine those boots, wash those saddle pads! And one really important thing we want to emphasize this week is: nameplates! Remember playing ringside “martingale madness” with unlabeled martingales? We do too, and it’s not going to happen again this year because everyone’s names will be on all of their tack!
We recommend putting nameplates on the headstalls of each bridle, like this one:
We recommend putting nameplates near the buckle of the martingale, underneath the excess strap, like this:
And of course, nameplates are tacked onto saddles like this:
We also would love it if you could monogram or label your saddle covers, since they all tend to look alike.
And, the most convenient news of all, is that this Thursday, March 29th, from 5pm-8pm, our friends at The Equestrian Shop in Ipswich are having a Back Bay Farm night, where riders from BBF will receive discounts throughout the store. (And they will have refreshments for us to nosh on while we shop!) That means you can order all the nameplates you need for your tack right there! And if you cannot attend, we can order them for you. Please let us know which ones you need, or we’ll assume you need them all. See you there!