Thinking back to years ago when I was not aware of how sensitive animals are. I was ignorant. I did not have a mean spirit, I was just unaware.
So now I do my very best to help others and their animals to understand and care about each other. At least I try to make sure the products I sell are helping and not hurting. I'm not prejudice about other brands or materials unless they are not taking the animal into consideration.
I'm not afraid to customize anything- clothes, saddles, saddle pads, work areas, tools, food, my home, etc... so I do.
My intention is to make my horse as comfortable as possible. If it is within my ability to help her to be comfortable, at least not in pain, I will do it. A few weeks ago I purchased a 1" thick foam pad to try under my bareback pad. The first test ride- she seemed very comfortable. The next test rides, same! She was happy, looking forward, no panicking, no rushing, thoughtful, no tripping and lots of lovely gaiting. I knew it was not a coincidence. It is good. Now to find this foam rubber so I can make the pads to fit my products and offer this pad on my website. :)
Never stop growing. Never stop trying. Never quit- until perfected.