Thursday, July 20, 2017

Barn Trades

As much as the idea of owning my own property and keeping my horses at home appeals to me, it is undeniable that boarding my horse at a stable has some great perks. The biggest of which is the fact that barn friends are awesome. Take this most recent example, one of the women at my barn is crafty and so has been making stirrup covers. I said that I thought they were awesome and she offered to make me some!
My brand-new stirrup covers
We ended up doing a trade, because she really likes the bonnets that I make. I made her a custom bonnet in her show colors (burgundy and silver) and in exchange she made me stirrup covers. I just recently got them and, you guys, I'm in love. They are so cute! The fabric is really adorable, the trim is in my favorite color (blue), and they fit my stirrups perfectly!
Cute trim fabric
Cuter horse fabric!
Stirrup covers are something that I probably wouldn't go out of my way to purchase, but having handmade ones from my barn friend is awesome. Every time I see them, they bring me joy. It's moments like this that make me really appreciate having a barn community :)
Custom stirrup covers

I think they look really good on my saddle


  1. Awesome! I love trading with friends

    1. Yeah, it's really great. I'm lucky I have talented people in my life :)

  2. ok so i just found your blog through internet randomness - but those stirrup covers are CUTE! also so is Casey, looking forward to following along!

    1. Glad the random internet pathways led you here! I've been following your blog for a few months now and love it :)