Anyway, I was surprised at the cost of these very unattractive but protective pieces of equipment. There were quite a few choices in a fairly wide price range of $40-something to over $100, and it took me a while to decide on the Troxel "Dakota". I figured that I should invest in my remaining brain function, so I went for the mid-price model that suits my personality: brown and not flashy.
Wait - I have not blogged about the fact that I am now taking riding lessons! Yes - once a week I get to go to Dream Bo Stables, groom my horse-of-the day, saddle-up and ride, then de-saddle, groom, and leave smelly and happy. I'm in heaven.
And now I have my very own boots ('bought those, too) and helmet.
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