The deed is done, y'all. The boarding agreement is signed.
This will be Boca's new home April 1st.
I gave notice today to the BM and my friends. It was strangely anti-climactic.
No one was very surprised. Most people said they would have made the same choice.
I still need to tell the BO. He wasn't around today, so I will try again tomorrow.
I don't expect him to react badly, but you just never know.
After my trip to both barns, I headed up to SmartPak to return the Piper breeches.
I tried on every pair in the store that was within my price range and learned that I am an anomaly in the world of today's Hunter/Jumper riders.
1) Smartpak had a sale on discontinued TS colors.
TS breeches were to be had for $95. Never having tried them on before, I put them on, expecting miracles. And, I absolutely hated them. Hate.
2) I do not like side-zip breeches. I know the are the "in thing".
I don't know if it was the cut, who knows, but I didn't like them at all.
3) I also did not like low-rise breeches. I know I am not as young as I once was, but I thought I would like the new low-rise style. Again, I was wrong.
At this point, feeling as though I had tried on every brand of breech in the store (with the exception of those over $200 -- not gonna go there), I gave up and considered going home. This was worse than bathing suit shopping.
At the last minute, I decided since I was already up there and Dover was 5 minutes away, I might as well try my luck there. And that, my friends, is where I struck gold.
Meet my new favorites:
The Riding Sport Competitor II Full Seat Breeches.