I decided some time ago that Quincy has the most sensitive skin of any horse on earth so I dread the time of year when all of his hair has to be clipped off. Add to that heading to Florida and dealing with the sand and I become very paranoid. Which is why it came as quite a surprise to me this year when I realized that he doesn't have any bald spots being created on his back and we have yet to have any boot rubs to deal with. Then it dawned on me that he has literally worn nothing but his Shires Fleece-lined saddle pad and his Shires Fleece-lined boots to work in every day throughout the winter. The Fleece-lined saddle pads fit great, don't shift around, are even cut to fit my forward flap jumping saddle. And at only $29.99 why would you use anything else! The Fleece-lined brushing boots have been a favorite of mine since I started using them last year. They are soft and breathable yet durable and offer great protection. And with the security of double-velcro closures I've gone to using them for cross-country boots at competitions. All of this for only $39.99... How can you not look to Shires for all of your tack and equipment?