As long as there have been horses, there has been shit to buy for yourself and your horses.
It’s an excellent business to be in, because horse people are certifiably crazy, and make questionable financial decisions. Add a bunch of not necessary but cool accessories to the mix, and there is no retirement plan in sight.
I kid but only a little bit.
I say all of this lovingly, as I am very much part of the problem. I love things, I cannot afford things, but that does not keep me from scrolling longingly through pages of SmartPak, Riding Warehouse, Dover, etc.
To fulfill the
addiction hobby of online browsing, I have a list of “if I stumble upon a significant sum of money” completely frivolous buys.
Some of them are not even expensive, but I know I do not need them.
Without futher ado, here they are (Santa, you listening?) –
1. Brown Half Chaps and Paddock Boots
A pair of Tredsteps will do. Of course, I have had my current Paddock boots for 10 years now, so I am sure someone will have to rip the Ariats from my cold, dead hands.
2. Trauma Void EQ3 MIPS Safety Helmet
One of those things you care more about as you age is the safety of your noggin. I would love one in Brown please.
3. Leather Halter
For a horse I don’t have, but JUST IN CASE.
4. Quilted TS Clarino Belt
I pretty much always need a belt (Is this a me-thing? Am I just an oddball size of tremendous butt and small waist?). More important than my caboose is this belt, because it’s on sale.
5. One of those glove-curries
I look at this product, and I think – why the heck haven’t we, as a community, thought of this sooner? I mean it’s so obvious, but also so much better than using an actual curry. Genius.
I think my million dollar idea is to market a left-hand for all of us out there trying to strengthen our non-dominant side (she sheepishly suggests).
Okay, these are all in the ballpark of reasonable. So what are you all lusting for, realistic or not? Most un-afforable wins!