I really do try to follow the mantra “buy needs, not wants” when it comes to horse stuff. Let’s face it – there is a ton of stuff to buy out there. Most of it I don’t really need.
Still, I usually will splurge and get a few things a quarter that are true “wants” so long as they are reasonably priced and I can afford them. However, I currently have pretty much all of my “want” budget in 2014 invested in a very expensive need and therefore am trying to halt as much equestrian spending as possible until I’m debt free.
Since I can’t shop while being responsible, I’m going to show you all the things I would buy in hopes that it will ease the pain and not being able to get my grubby little paws on them immediately.
A summer riding shirt – I’ve been pretty skeptical that long sleeves could be more comfortable than short sleeves in 105 degree Texas summer heat… but multiple people have told me that these are the shit. On my fantasy shopping trip, I’d take a selection of bright colors please!
New daily turnout halter – Simon’s leather halter looks like it’s been chewed by a baby warmblood… mostly because it’s been chewed by a baby warmblood. Also, he tried to kill it when he flipped over at the trailer, so while it’s functional… it’s seen better days. I’d like one of the Dover cheapy padded ones that are havana with a color padding underneath. They’re nice, and not so expensive that I wouldn’t mind it getting tossed around with daily turnout stuff.
Summer technical show shirt – I didn’t know I wanted one of these until I felt how soft and cool the fabric was last time I was in Dover. They have vents underneath, moisture wicking fabric, and they’re so comfortable looking. Basically I need to figure out how to get one of these in my life before summer circuit shows are here… otherwise I may die in the heat. For realz.
All the belts – Since I’ve been riding in decent breeches + tucked in polo shirt lately, I am becoming obsessed with belts. If it’s 2″ thick and fits me, I want it in my life. Double want if it’s Tailored Sportsman and gorgeous.
Custom baby pad – When the new saddle comes in I shouldn’t need to pad the crap out of it, which means I need some baby pads to protect my fancy half pad… right? I think I need a barn one, and one that says “Simon” and one with my monogram…
Instead of whining about things I can’t have some more, I’ll finish this post with something I do have and love! This cooler was a Christmas present from my husband that took absolutely forever to be delivered, but it was for sure worth the wait. Look how pretty!
What have you been pining for lately that’s truly a want splurge?