Excuse me for just a moment while I indulge some random materialistic urge. I am NOT a materialistic person. I am more of a functional kinda gal. Don't get me wrong I love beautiful things. When it comes to trends, brand names and latest and greatest I just really care to pay NO attention to such frivolousness. Actually on the contrary I go as far as to not buy a certain brand just because that is what 'everybody' is doing. I am sorry but I just don't care to be just like 'everybody'. I happen to like being an individual, thank you! But I have been bitten by a bug and am going to whine just for a moment about what I would do if I had even just $1000 to play with for a day.
I would buy a pair of breeches that were not at the minimum of 15 years old. I have a total of 3 pairs of breeches and two of them are hand me downs that I received 18 years ago! Yes they were hand me downs then so who knows the real age. First of all they don't make breeches like those anymore that would last so many years. Mind you I didn't ride in them for 13 of those 18 years. When I lost all my weight I found out that I could now fit in the same breeches I rode in when I was 15. A blessing yes,but I had no real excuse to go out buy new ones then. You know if I had $1000 I would buy 3 pairs of breeches. Then since I was on a roll I would buy a breast plate and running martingale attachment. Ohhhh and a new bit. I am really wanting to try the Myler Combo bit that my friend uses. Well and while I am at it: a new show shirt and a new bridle but now I am just being greedy.
But alas a thousand wouldn't be enough because I really want an arena. It hasn't rained in, like forever here and the ground is turning into a rock hard surface. I am careful to keep our work short and we don't jump because I know it cannot be good on legs or hooves for that matter. We can make due when we are entering a BN HT but with the idea of training not being too far away I just don't think we could manage the daily work without some decent footing.
Ok I feel better now that I got that off my chest I really need to balance that with; I am so grateful for the simple facts that I have such a super, cool, awesome horse to ride and that he is in my back yard and in the end that is all that is really important!
One week from today! I am getting pretty stoked! (and I don't use that words so that is saying a lot!)