Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ovation Fixes It

A while back, I was at the Dover Saddlery store in Dallas..  I bought a pair of lime green Ovation gloves for practicing. 

Would ya believe that *already* they're falling apart at the seams?  Literally!  What a mess!  How entirely disappointing!!  I realize I ride a decent amount, but with the neck and headache pain lately, Harley's getting 2-3 days intense ride a week, and that's just not a long enough time for gloves to start unsewing themselves.

I contact Ovation - Yeah, I know .. Long Shot, and they'd probably say "get what ya pay for".  They weren't super high-dollar gloves, but light enough for daily summers here.  In about 12 hours, I got an email back.

They've got me a new pair of gloves on order, should be here early September (backordered to arrive at their shop 8-31). 

Whatta way to do good business!  Clap Clap cheer cheer! 
I'll update the quality on the new pair, and let everyone know how they hold up.

As for me, I got some riding this weekend.  Learned that, at least in this heat, Harley needs spurs to jump worth a toot.  Didn't knock the rails down, but he sure didn't leap over them joyfully, either.  Mo and I stayed around the house, and got some arena fitness work in.  We're riding a few days a week, and keeping it simple. 

Heading to a different specialist in Houston this afternoon.  It doesn't seem to matter what I do, the high neck/base of my skull pain remains.  The more I move about, the worse it is.  If I stay really still, it's even worse.  Crazy, huh? 

1 comment:

SunnySD said...

Sierra Trading Post has some Ariat gloves listed. They have revolving discounts, and if you wait you can usually get an extra 30-40% off of an already discounted price. I haven't ridden in them yet, but they seem to be pretty decent quality and the reviews were good....

Don't know if the link will come through here, but I'm going to give it a shot: Ariat gloves