“What do horse saddle pads have to do with boats, and private yacht charters, and the ocean?”
We love our work and are passionate about sharing The Superyacht Experience™ with our clients and friends. In addition, we love spending time away from the water. For example, on a ranch with horses, pastures, and clean, country air.
A STACK OF PADS
Last week, I noticed a stack of old saddle pads in the barn. They are still usable. Specifically, soft and thick, but starting to fray a bit.
We came up with an idea. In specific, a way to recycle the pads and put them to good use. Extend their lives.
So, we put washed the pads, tossed them into a couple of reusable, eco-friendly 1-800 Yacht Charter “Eco-tote” bags, and took them to our local animal rescue shelter, PAWS4YOU. It turns out, saddle pads make perfect beds for dogs!
The pads are mostly rectangular in shape, and filled with soft, cushiony fabric. The same thick fabric designed to protect a horse from the impact of a rider and saddle when riding makes a nice “bed” for a small to medium-sized dog.
Actual dog beds that you buy at a pet store are expensive and beyond the budget of most pet rescue organizations. It sure felt good when “Bernard” a rescued beagle available for adoption at PAWS4YOU came out to accept our donated saddle pads. We also had the extra satisfaction of knowing we made a difference on November 13th, World Kindness Day!!!
Our hats are forever tipped to the many volunteers at PAWS4YOU, and all they do to help shelter and adopt homeless and abused pets in Miami, Florida.
So, the next time you find old towels, blankets, (or, if you ride horses, a saddle pad or three) in your house (or barn), don’t throw them away. Wash them and find a local animal shelter in your community. Make a difference and donate them to help the animals! #horse #saddlepads #animalrescue
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