I had a great ride yesterday, and I was all set to tell you about it. And then after that ride, since it was so stunningly gorgeous outside, I decided to stop pretending summer was never going to end and clean my blankets and liners that I shoved dirty into my tack trunk last April:
And finally I got around to putting my tack away once that was done. In my barn, we have two tack rooms - the main tack room:
And the little one, which is a combo tack/feed room:
Previously I had always been in the little tack room, but when I got the CWD we were out of space in there, so the CWD got moved to the big tack room and my bridles, breastplate and the Dressage saddle stayed in the little tack room, which recently has had a mouse problem for the first time in my five years here, which we've been fighting with cats, traps and airtight feed containers lately.
When I went to put my bridle away yesterday, I saw white fluffy stuff on someone's black Mattes pad turned upside down under my Dressage saddle. Then I looked at my cover, which was hanging oddly to one side.
|I realized what that white stuff was pretty fast and swore.|
I took off the cover and dropped the saddle from the top of the rack, knowing the offender was most likely still in there. He was, and scampered away. And then I assessed the damage and just about cried, actually had tears in my eyes:
|Sent this to my husband with the caption "F*** F*** F*** F***"|
|If this was my CWD, I would have lost my shit. Just sayin'.|
So...yeah. Not sure if that's fixable, or even who would fix it. My saddles are covered by my homeowners' insurance at the barn, but the value of this saddle wouldn't hit my deductible, so I'm pretty sure that's not an option. I'm devastated. Anyone ever dealt with something like this before? Does Wintec even do repairs? Is this repairable?