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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Haf Pad update

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.


  1. You go girl! If I bring my HAF pads to Tevis you'll have time to fix the trim on them won't ya? rofl.....just kidding, don't pass out! Looks like you did a great job, hope it works!

  2. I hope it works too! It's such a shame that a pad that is great is so many other ways can't manage to have the trim in a logical spot! I remember you doing a post on this....

    LOL - at any other ride except Tevis I would be happy to stitch your trim!

  3. best of luck.. cant wait to hear about... "butterflies in formation"... off you go


  4. Good luck Mel!!

    I am kinda wishing I had made plans to go and watch now, but I will read all about it next week.

    After all this preperation I'm sure you will have lots of fun, well how couldn't you!? Haha!

    Can't wait to hear all about it!



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