Secret Santa!

I got my Secret Santa gift as part of Tracy's Blogger Gift Exchange!  I briefly considered putting it under the tree and waiting until Christmas, but then...I didn't.  I loved getting a box addressed to Cob Jockey:



I have had white polos on my Christmas list this year, because 2014 is going to be the year of the Big Dressage Goal (more on that soon), and in my head, schooling in white polos makes you a legit Dressage rider.  They definitely don't make you an eventer, I don't think anyone in my barn even owns polos.  Plus you color coordinated hunter/jumper folks have inspired me to start caring about my turnout.  And so my Secret Santa sent us the Centaur Climate Control polo wraps!  See?  Legit Dressage llama, and the saddle pad (thanks again, Heidi!) even matches the polos:


Frozen pony breath, high of 21 today.  Hot dog.


TOO LEGIT TO QUIT!


Somewhat poorly applied polos.  I'm out of practice.  Also, I need to clip again...

The climate control feature is fantastic, since I'm all about minimizing heat on tendons.  I love them!  I'm not entirely sure who sent them because we're all so understandably stingy with last names, but I have a good guess: Karen of Bakersfield Dressage?  Was it you?

To my Secret Santa giftee, I'm mailing my package tomorrow, so don't be sad if you haven't received yours yet - it's coming!

22 comments:

  1. Woo hoo!! I can't wait to see what I get and who got me!!

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  2. Awesome! I sent mine Blogger gift out Friday! This was such a fun idea!

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  3. Excellent! Can't wait to hear about the big plans. :D

    My gift goes out tomorrow a.m. - don't worry secret Santa receiver!

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    1. Haha, this can be the official "Don't worry, it's coming!" post.

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  4. Looking good! I am a huge fan of neat matchy turnout :-)

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    1. Good, since you were 50% of the reason we matched on Sunday! Haha. Although I did accidentally dye that pad a faint mint green last winter...

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    1. Emi will look great in white too with those black legs!

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  6. He's so darned flashy in white, with all that face chrome. Pig looks best in black, I've decided. Welcome to the dark side of dressage style ;)

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    1. Woo hoo! I like it. Dressage is so classy.

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  7. YEAH!! I'm so excited people are starting to receive their gifts!! And I must say, Connor looks stunning in those polos!

    Also, you are a damn good guesser *wink wink*

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  8. White polos definitely take dressage to the next level, I don't care what anyone says!

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    1. Okay good, I feel like you have validated my opinion!

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  9. Looking great! Definitely looking legit for dressage!
    I determined that white polos won't make us look anymore legit because we have those high white socks!! :-P
    I tell the Fancy Pony that she must channel Gifted with those fancy socks... She only obliges on the lunge when she snorts and prances and hangs in the air...
    I'm so glad I got in on the blogger gift exchange! This is just too fun to follow!!

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    1. Awwww, fancy socks just demand striking black polos!

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  10. Yep, it was me. :0) I wanted to wrap and send a card, but we have ZERO tack stores within a hundred miles of me so EVERYTHING must be ordered and shipped. Had I shipped it here, there was no way it would have made it to you in time for Christmas. It was TONS of fun reading through your blog posts to see what you and Connor would most want. And since I too ride a smaller than average dressage horse (no warmbloods in my barn) finding sizes that work for the shorter guys can be quite a challenge. I truly hope they work for you guys and if not, pass or trade them for something else.

    Merry Christmas to you both!
    Karen from Bakersfield Dressage

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    1. No worries, I was delighted to get something from SmartPak with Cob Jockey on the label and being a true shipping procrastinator, I totally understand! I've loved going back through your posts and getting to know you recently too. And I feel like the polos, being a gift from a Dressage rider way further along than we are, will bring us good luck as we pursue our Big Dressage Goal next year! Thank you again!

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