It may be far from a million but what about $1000? If you had $1000 in your hand as you walked into rolex on Thursday morning what is it that you would buy first?
I talk about being a minimalist and I do try to be. I am not attracted to wads of equipment to make myself feel the part of equestrian extrodinaire. I feel like if I want to be a better horsewoman and rider then that money is best spent on lessons and clinics and my time is better spent on my horses back than in a store or online shopping. But the time has come that some certain items must needs be purchased and I have been saving up to head to Rolex with cash in hand. I have started a list because I know what will happen the moment I set foot on those roadways paved with all things leather and shiney I will loose all sense of neccesity and reasoning. So I will skip down those roadways with list in hand and on a mission. Now to decide what it is that I really need in order of importance so that when the money runs out and the list is still long that I have at least purchased the most important items. Here I will number them in order of importance in my mind.
1) Boots (mine the zipper randomly malfunctions and I fear the day it stops working)
4) Stirrup Leathers
6) Paddock boots and half chaps
2) Jump Boots
Inexpensive items by comparison that I will most likely pick up along the way.
Royal Blue Saddle pad
Show shirt for daughter
Flymask for Lily
That is what I have come up with so far. I now need to get measurements taken and written on the list along with comparable prices and products online to make sure I am getting the very best deal. But there is much to be said for being able to touch and feel the quality of the product you are buying so paying a fair price in person is better to me than rock bottom online.
Is there more? Is there something I have missed? What would YOU buy?