First off, I had a very nice quick ride on Beau today – my first ride with a broken finger! Honestly, it wasn’t as awkward as I thought it’d be – my hands kinda adjusted on their own.
As I was tacking him up, I noticed that his bridle was disgusting, so I decided to clean it thoroughly after my ride.
Steps to clean an (overly gross) bridle:
- Start with said gross bridle. Take some pics so readers know it is, in fact, dirty.
- Take it apart.
- Clean with a bucket of water, sponge, and Lexol’s 3-in-1 Cleaner, Conditioner, and Protectant. Yes, I like the 3-in-1. Dunk the browband in the bucket after unsuccessfully trying to sponge it clean.
- Soak bit in bucket of hot water to loosen all the crud. Scrub with rag. Admire shiny metal.
- Some assembly required. Mark the holes everything is supposed to be on (in your head) so it actually fits when you put in on next. Put all the flyaway bits in the keepers. Figure 8 in honor of my previous hunter jumpers trainers!