Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Helmet!

So I have been wanting a new helmet for quite some time. My current helmet is not SEI approved and was purchased in 1998. Eeeek... can we say, its time to change with the times? So being a poor grad students a charels owens or GPA was out of the picture. I settled on a IRH ATH 5 vent . I went and looked at some in Raleigh and was fitted with a great 6 7/8 Long Oval version. I didn't have the money on hand but I kept it in mind. I asked for my Mom to go in with me to get a new helmet for my birthday (tomorrow!). She gave me $100 toward the helmet. I went Monday to a local tack store and was in a rush but tried on a IRH ATH SSV size 7 round. It fit pretty nicely so I went ahead and bought it. $182 after tax. I was pretty happy with it but did a bit of research today for the heck of it on the helmet to compare it to the ATH 5 vent that I had originally planned on getting. While searching I ran across which had the IRH ATH 5vent 6 7/8 long oval for 99$ with FREE SHIPPING! I couldnt believe it so I called them. Their 1-877 number led me directly to a human being who was more that helpful and told me that this WAS true and that they were not dealing with International any longer and were closing out their stock. I immediately ordered this helmet and plan to return the SSV as soon as possible. I noticed that they have great deals, a price match guarantee, and free shipping on all orders over $100. I recommend taking a look at what they have to offer and don't hesitate calling because they are kind and helpful! I am so excited to get my new helmet and will be even more excited if I ever get the chance to try it out (hoping to ride Karma at the farm on Saturday!).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Perhaps I havent posted in months...

So let me excuse myself for sucking at life. In the past month (ok, months) life has been nuts-- I guess that was the premise of the blog: crazy busy grad student attempts to own horses. But heres whats been up. Granite turned 2! He is growing like a weed... soooo handsome and funny. He is like a dog. Always up in my business. He wouldnt hurt a fly, ever! I got an internship. I currently have 3 grad classes Tues-Thurs evenings. I am working 9-5 every day but monday. I am admining evals for the poli sci department and one of the profs I work for is seriously trying to kill me with manuscripts for publishers (they kinda sorta suck too-- I should get a by-line for fixin the shit). But moral of the story is that I haven't been riding and wont be for a little while. My best friend is going to look at a 3yr old Perch/TB on Sunday. Any advice on what to look for at this stage? He is apparently working with side reins and had been under saddle a couple of times. The farm seems legit, but she found him on Craig's List. I originally found Granite on Craigs list though... so you never know do you?