The sun is shining! The sky is blue! There`s not a cloud to spoil the view, but ..............Well you know the rest. It was a tack cleaning day to day! Ugh! .....Really though, I do find it quite therapuetic. In fact, I would go so far as to say! Its nearly as good as doing the ironing?
I know, I know, but needs must. Yesterday was just such a day. Two full loads! All afternoon, my back was breaking and my hand got burnt! Still, you shouldnt iron your hand. But its done now. The tack hasnt been cleaned thoroughly since the late fall.
But today? I looked at it! But couldnt put it off again! There was loads of it! How on earth do we end up with so much stuff? Bridles, saddles and other stuff. I mean I`ve got eight bridles, just for one horse, thats got to be a problem? Mind you, when they are all hung up, cleaned and oiled, with that lovely leathery smell, great!
It was a satisfying feeling when they were all done, the two roping saddles, two Aussie saddles and various Endurance and English saddles, were all stripped down to the basics. I was pleased I did, as I found a briar thorn in one of the fenders on the wade. God knows how long that had been there!!!!
So there we are, another day done, another step in the right direction. My hands ache, and my fingers are stained with leather oil, but I feel fine. All I`ve got to do now is.........the usual repairs to the stables after the winter!!!