Thursday, March 13, 2008
New Gaiter Extender
The new gaiters from Easycare with the elastic are fantastic, the only problem is they are a little less stretchy than the old ones, still the same size. On most horses, it is not an issue, but on the bigger boned horses, like mustangs (ie Feather) and QHs, the velcro doesn't quite reach. So my good buddy Stuart Porter came to the rescue yet again. He devised a Gaiter Extender. He got 1.5" velcro (loop one side, hook the other side) and cut a 6" strip. Then he folded it in half - the harder stiffer side facing, and stitched it along the fold for stability. Then you are left with a perfect gaiter extender.
I believe Easycare is busy at work correcting this problem trying to find a material that is stretchier yet still strong. I did get new gaiters in the mail that were longer and work much better - thank you very much!!!