I would have cried, because I was in S's basically new saddle. That would have been lovely to explain...Needless to say Stinker has earned his keep and all the cookies he can eat. I am so proud of him for keeping it together and not freaking out. A few months ago, he would have been ready to exit stage left without having the excuse of a floppy monkey on his back.
PS This did inspire me to stop procrastinating and update my helmet, because I love my head.