From Endurance to Dressage
A week or so ago I wrote about my helmet's torn and dirty chin strap covering. It had worn out, and I ordered a cheap replacement. Holy smokes, did that turn out to be an awesome find.
In general, the cheaper the fix, the less satisfied I am with the solution. In this case however, I am excited about having spent six bucks. After doing a super quick search on Amazon, I landed on these replacement straps covers. If your chin strap covering has fallen off and it bothers you to have the excess strap smacking you in the chin, go order these right now. You won't be disappointed.
I think the new strap cover is even better than the original one which was fake leather and pretty stiff until it broke in. These new strap covers are smooth and soft, and the velcro seems pretty sticky, at least so far.
I won't even care if it doesn't last that long. With any luck, the helmet will wear out before I need to use the other three that came in the set. They were $1.25 each; for three dollars more, you can get a set of eight. I spend more than that on my weekly box of tea.
Who knew $6 could bring you so much happiness?
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
National Rider Awards
State Rider Awards
State Horse Awards
CDS Sapphire Rider Award
Third Level: 63.514%
Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: