Called the tack store to see if I could return the spray that I used ONCE and that may have caused my pony to go from normal with a few scratches to puffy footed lame. Nope. They said I had to contact the manufacturer. Sigh. Please, please, please...if you are a small business, please understand that you should think hard before saying no. I pay higher retail prices to support you, but when you won't take back something that not only didn't work, but may have caused my horse a problem it doesn't make me want to give you my money. I know it's hard when you're a small business but I have run many, many small businesses and know that when you have a customer who will spend money every week in your store and ONE TIME they want to return something that they used ONCE, you should just suck it up. Okay, rant about tack store over.
To cheer me up, I got my saddle fitter to send me a picture of the saddle I will be getting. This one has red trim where mine will be blue. So, imagine the trim in a lovely shade of royal blue. So. Pretty. I had a momentary panic attack where I realized that getting the blue means it could affect the resale value. But then I calmed down and realized that I'm having this made for *me* and it's okay if sometimes you don't think about resale value. From a fashion standpoint, this will mean the pony will need some blue items instead of pink. But I love blue and she'll look great in blue so I'm okay with that. Plus, it means I get to do more pony shopping this summer.
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