My mood has been foul this week for no particular reason. I could dwell on that, or I could distract myself with an equestrian fantasy in The Owl’s Approve‘s blog hop this week. I choose option two.
Let’s pretend that financial restrictions don’t exist and logistics isn’t a nightmare. If you could do anything with your Ponykins, what would you do?
If I could do anything with Simon, it would be show at WEF for the entire twelve week circuit.
When I first heard of the Winter Equestrian Festival, I thought it was only for the elite. International riders need only apply. Six figure horses everywhere. While it’s certainly true that WEF has all of those things and more, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Everyone’s money is the same color.
You don’t need to qualify for WEF. You don’t need to be amazing. You just need to pay up baby!
There are amazing riders, and not so amazing riders. The same with horses. Not only that, but they have magical divisions like Level 0 Jumpers for amateurs. So basically, I could pay roughly $10,000 a week (very rough estimate probably on the high end) to go jump 2’9″ with my horse over and over again until I wasn’t worried about it.
That is probably extremely silly to a lot of people, but if I had it… I would!
Plus we’d be warm and sunny. Since I’m living this fantasy life, Simon also lives the fantasy. He gets Theraplate treatments every day. Vibrating ice boots. Magnetic treatments. Massages! Turnout under Florida palm trees. Cool down hacks down the bridle path.
It’s all so lovely in my mind.
So while there are lots of cool equestrian activities I’d love to do with a different horse, like camping in the mountains or cutting/reining, with Simon specifically the answer will always be WEF.
Great hop Beka! This gave me a fun minute of fantasy on an otherwise chilly, gloomy day.