Above is a picture of my living room post-tevis belongings/furniture purging stress activity. As you can see - the futon is on the porch and the apartment looks positively spartan - perfect!
Getting ride of stuff always gives me energy, so I decided to sew back the trim on my Haf pad.
The trim was level with the bottom surface, which means it rubs against the horses's back.
During the 35 mile Tevis pre-ride from Robinson to Forest hill, the trim rubbed Farley's skin (not just hair) off so that it scabbed.
I used heavy duty quilting thread and a simple overhand stitch to pull the trim away from the horse's back.
As you can see, it seems to have worked quite nicely.
In the below picture I've lifted the pad so that you can see the scabs that resulted from the pad trim rubbing her back. These are a month old.
I strongly feel that this pad is superior to the skito and I'm leaning towards trying it on the Tevis, having the skito available at each one hour check to switch out if necessary.