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My Horsey Wishlist for 2014

So, for it just being January, I've gotten a lot of horsey stuff done that I had been putting off, other than riding. I rode on New Years and that was the last time because of stupid weather. And I didn't even ride my horse then. :P But I'm riding tomorrow. ;) I was gonna ride on Friday but woke up with a horrible migraine like I posted about earlier. It was still here today  but it seems to be easing off.

Before I start on the actual post, I want to update everyone on Red. He's doing MUCH better!! No stiffness in the past 5 or so days as it's gotten warmer, woohoo!! "A" and "J" said he was running laps with Bay-Bay the last two times they've been out to feed up in the 4 acres. Much better. Apparently he was a stubborn mule today but that's nothing unusual. Red, despite how far he's come along, will probably always have a bit of mule in there. I blame it on his big ears.

Anyways, since buying a new saddle made me realize that I actually HAD to buy something else-new pad!-I decided to put a ton of stuff, well, not a ton, on craigslist and facebook, and get some cash back in my pocket so I could buy some of the necessities without completely emptying my wallet. :))

I sold a black barrel pad, pending pickup, for $40 and I'm still selling my red neoprene pad (any takers? lol!) for $40 as well, that'll give me more than enough for a new pad plus a couple random little things I need. I have a purple built up pad that will work fine but I'm not a huge fan of how the wool is, it always makes Red sweat like crazy.

So, while I'm on a tack spree right now, I wanted to do a post on my horsey wishlist for 2014, including the stuff I've actually been able to check off.


Roping Saddle.
 

Obviously that's checked off.That was the most far-fetched item on my list because of how expensive they typically are...but, I obviously remedied that. 
 
New Built Up Saddle Pad. This is a must for the new saddle because of how stinkin' heavy it is. (I weighed it, almost 60lbs, no joke. I weigh 110. I don't know how I'm gonna lift that thing on my tall horse, LOL.) There's a couple I'd love to have, but I'll only post 2. ;)
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Southwestern Saddle Pad with Fleece Lining, from horse.com. No idea why the text is so huge. :))

Mustang Felt Contoured Western Roper pad, from Stateline Tack. Would be ideal for my more classy pad.
 
New headstall. Preferably a 1 or 2 ear.
From Riata Leather.
 New leather hack so I can have more than one bridle.
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New pair of splint boots. Red's are kinda dingy and I'd like a new color...maybe purple? To match his purple pad...idk. :))
Devon-Aire Front Splint Boots
From Dover.
 
Now, for my personal, for the human list. ;) 
 
Trail riding jeans. Puh-lease?
Breeches for western riders. ;) From Trail Riders Jeans.
 A pair of chaps for future rodeos/shows and for super duper cold weather.
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A few nice button up's for riding. I almost never ride in short sleeves because, uh, scary trails=scratched arms, and I love the button up's for winter/summer.
THE Shirt by Goode Rider. Love it!    #equestrian #apparel
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 Lastly, a nice warm vest.
Ariat Hadley Vest. Perfect color and weight for fall...
Ariat. This will do!
I'll probably only get the pad and a couple smaller items for me because I'm dead broke and I hate spending....but it's nice to look around sometimes. :))



8 comments:

  1. I have that exact pair of purple boots from Dover that won't work for Ashke. Used once. Want them?

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    1. Um, yes! What size are they?

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    2. That would probably work. Could you email me? Superspecialninja@gmail.com

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  2. Shopping for horse > shopping for normal clothes!

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  3. Omg I wish they had those "breeches for western riders" when I rode western!! Also, that is one thing I don't miss about western riding... how heavy the saddles were!! Lol!

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