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Hunter Mom
Oct. 9, 2009, 05:02 PM
Because I still have another 30 minutes at work and am mentally done for the day, I thought I'd ask...

If you were given, say, $5000 to spend on horse related stuff, what would you get?

I would buy:
A new, custom coat (or 2) that fit me perfectly, breeches (show and schooling) and some new shirts.
Custom boots.
DD would get enw show clothes, too, but not custom at her age :)
Nice show bridles for my girl and DD's pony.
Nice tack trunks for each of us.
A Thinline shaped show pad.
Full chaps.
All new bags to carry stuff to shows (coat, hat, etc.) for me.
A new show helmet (CO AYR8)

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:11 PM
Horse stuff shopping - Fun!

I'd get:
- a new helmet
- another wintec foam comfort pad
- new SSG gloves
- 2 new saddle pads
- some nice open front boots
- a new cross-country vest
- more joint supplement for my old TB
- new turnout blankets for all!
- a set of dressage letters for the arena
- then I'd probably spend the rest on hay...

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:14 PM
Ahhh a custom dressage saddle for my guy! I have my eye on a Trilogy! Custom cooler (barn colors) and I would spend the rest on my show bills :yes:

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:17 PM

I would get:
Nice dressage bridle
Nice Hunter bridle
Dressage saddle
Tall boots for me
New breeches for me

I already have the H/J saddle... and just like that, I blew threw 5k. Scary.

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:27 PM
custom saddle to fit both Him & Me
lots of Back On Track stuff -the hock boots & the quick wraps
Ice horse hock & leg wraps (can you tell we've been having hind end issues lately:()
"unlimited" vet exam - find out exactly what is going on & treatment plan.

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:28 PM
A really nice stretch hunt coat
New leathers and stirrups (so I don't switch between saddles)
A lunge whip (always borrow from a barn friend)
A wool cooler
Jumps for the arena (we only have a few)
A beautiful leather halter with a brass name plate
Maybe a custom saddle?
Stuff for eventing: body protector, maybe a dressage saddle.
Western attire and tack so I can look like everyone else every so often and also suitable for parades.
A three horse slant trailer and tow vehicle
A huge ranch near a major ski area with a barn (12 x16 stalls with mats and a run for each), indoor arena, out door arenas, cross country obstacles, lake, huge pastures etc etc.

Oops, I think I exceeded the limit :winkgrin:

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:30 PM
Fun - I'll play. I would definitely get a new show tack trunk and the Ariat Tall winter boots.

I would also consider the following:

New navy hunt coat
Brown helmet
New head divider for my trailer
Another pair of show breeches
Another pair of winter breeches

And then save the rest for the vet.....:)

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:33 PM
Custom tall boots
A bridle with a stately wide noseband & browband
A saddle, one that's nice and cushy
New breeches
More show shirts

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:35 PM
Custom field AND custom dress boots and a custom sidesaddle habit. Oh, and a new silk tophat. That would leave a balance for a few shows.

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:39 PM
Fun! Since I need a lot and never have any $, I am sure I could blow $5K pretty fast!

A saddle with a forward flap (I think my knee is too close on mine)
A Thinline pad
About 20 fun square schooling pads
new stirrup leathers and irons
3 or 4 girths - fuzzy, show, etc.
a new breastcollar
Show and practice breeches
Show shirts that fit! (I've lost 95 lbs and mine are a bit big)
custom field boots
Another jacket - chocolate brown or charcoal grey!
hind boots for my horse
Charles Owen helmet
gloves for everyday riding
a few vests and sweaters for winter riding
winter paddock boots
new regular ariat paddocks
new ariat half-chaps

I guess that's it!

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:40 PM
New show outfit (coat, shirt, fancy TS breeches)
TS schoolies in navy, black and puke green (hoping to make some headway on this for Christmas!)
Custom saddle bag
Custom helmet bag
Supreme Mountain Horse Field boots
GPA Titium
Used PJ Bruno (found one on ebay for $1300 (loooooove)

I haven't really replaced or bought any nice horse stuff (aside from two pairs of TS Schoolies, and I'm putting zippers in my cheapie field boots) for about 4-5 years so I would love to stock up!

Mimi La Rue
Oct. 9, 2009, 06:28 PM
A custom saddle... then my saddle shipping worries and stress would be over! Well hopefully. ;)

Oct. 9, 2009, 06:33 PM
A nice set of leather open fronts (Tboot Luxes)
A custom coat....or 2!
A custom show trunk
custom dress boots
A NICE leather halter
New show pad.....or 2!
Several nice high end bridles
High end girth
Brown Charles owen hampton
Can we make it $10,000 please???:D Oh, all the stuff I want!

Oct. 9, 2009, 06:42 PM
Hmm. Since I just got the confirmation email from CWD saying that my saddle will be shipped out next Wednesday, I feel guilty playing this game.

Oh well.

• Antares belly guard girth.
• Nice white square saddle pads with piping.
• Magical polos that come out of the dryer rolled. :lol:
• Equifit boots (front and hind) with stud closures.
• Custom boots.
• New four button navy jumper coat.
• More breeches.
• Show cash :)

... et cetera.

Oct. 9, 2009, 07:18 PM
Oo Ooo! Let me know when you find those magical polos. And Ill take magical self rolling standing wraps too.

Id get more of the TS Pro Trophy Hunters (most comfy and durable breeches Ive EVER worn), some invincible yet stylish paddock boots, and a black/black Speed Air. And a new saddle that fits me AND most of the horses that I ride. Yup, that'd be fantastic.

Oct. 9, 2009, 07:21 PM
I already have my dream saddle and tack that i'm very happy with, and show clothes that i love, so i guess i really don't see the point in buying any more until i grow out :[ boo, that's all the FUN stuff to buy!

- i'm sure i'd buy a few saddle pads, because it's an addiction. i'd get all those super cute embroidered lettia pads (like with the frogs and the monkeys and the whales) because in any other circumstance, i'd never allow myself to spend $50 on just one saddle pad

- frequent massages for the pony :D

- a pair of sergio grassos ! *droooooool*

- probably would just use the rest of the money for doing shows that i'd otherwise never be able to afford ;] (hello, ocala!)

Oct. 9, 2009, 08:13 PM
Dude, half of y'all are like double budget already

For $5,000 of throw-away money, I would get:

another pair of custom full chaps, this time Pinell and FULL ON
bling belt featuring stingray leather and a turquoise/silver bling buckle
one show trunk
brown CO hampton

after sales tax I think I'm done.

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:12 PM
Hmm that would definitly not be hard!

-nice new tack box
-like a ton a pairs of TS for schooling and showing
-new show coat
-Ariat Monaco half chaps and paddock boots
-custom field boots
-a ton of baby pads and different colored half pads
-new leather girth
-new helment just for shows
-a lot of treats for my boy!
-then blow the rest on shows and lessons and such!

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:22 PM
Ok my turn to play....

I'd get my stupidly ridiculous calves surgically slimmed so I could fit into normal riding clothes and boots (I have size 19" calves :yes: Just for fun, go google and see what you can find for 19" calves...no chaps not boots NOTHING :mad:)

then I'd buy the Dublin boots I've also wanted but didn't want to put gussets in

then I'd buy a Bates Caprilli

and then a few really good sets of clippers

and then a few bags of carrots :winkgrin:

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:36 PM
I'd buy a green prospect and double my money in a year or so :)

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:39 PM
I'd buy a green prospect and double my money in a year or so :)

If it takes you a year to turn a $5,000 horse into a $10,000 horse you'll break even after hay, grain, and feet.

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:49 PM
If it takes you a year to turn a $5,000 horse into a $10,000 horse you'll break even after hay, grain, and feet.

Unless she turns it into a $15,000 horse :D

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:59 PM
First off I'd send my horse out for a month or 2 of training board with a good trainer. (I'm pretty sure that will eat up AT LEAST 2k, probably more.)

Then I'd buy...(in order of least needed to most :lol:)
A bigger tack trunk
A second set of body clippers & blades galore (Lister star!)
T-sport wraps
A new show coat for me (& a few shirts)
Leather halter & chain lead
Nice wool cooler in our stable colors
Another CO helmet, probably GR8 again
New Paddock boots & half chaps

Ooops, I think I spent more than 5k...

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:03 PM
If it takes you a year to turn a $5,000 horse into a $10,000 horse you'll break even after hay, grain, and feet.

When I say double my money on a prospect I double every dime I spent - purchase price to sale, everything in between.

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:09 PM
A preloved Butet (Sticker price would still get me out of Bevals too soon to have any real fun) It's nice but gently worn. I'm dropping $2900 on this baby!

Ok I've got $2100 to spend.
I would get a nice matching set of leather front and back boots (buckle closure not the button up ones). I think CWDs neoprenelined boots fronts for $247 and backs for $190 will do the trick.
I now have $1663 left to spend.
At this point I would be eyeballing the Monaco tall boots, but wait. First I have to get my horse the same cooler and scrim everybody else has (and hardly ever uses! LOL!)
Bevals sell them for $351 and $307 (with custom embroidery).

Leaves me with $1055. I also need a new breastplate. I like the Wellington dover sells for $179.

Will $876 get me my tall boots? They are $899 at ricks saddlery so no :-( but wait a minute. I get a prefessional discount at Bevals :-). I'm not sure how big it is but if it's 10% off I still have $42 left after buying the boots!

Enough for a pair of fun socks and some treats for my girl!

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:29 PM
custom (devoucoux) saddle.
couple saddle pads
new clippers

i think i just ran out of money...

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:54 PM
I would like:

a Dressage saddle
Dressage pads
Dressage girth
Pessoa fleece lined open fronts
another Tipperary helmet
bits :)

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:56 PM
Antares hunter bridle, standing martingale, elastic breastplate.

Another KK Ultra Dring bit.

A new set of Eskadron boots.

And whatever is left I would spend on blankets. :D

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:01 PM
1)A new saddle (3000)
2)Chiropractic treatment for my horse for a while without having to dip into my bank account (1000)
3)Food for a while without having to dip into my bank account (1000)

nothing exciting on my list...sorry to disappoint

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:04 PM
County saddle (preferably used, and after a visit from a rep)
48" and 50" Pessoa anatomic girths
Gary Mundy stirrup leathers
Stirrup irons (undecided what kind)
A few square schooling pads
One really nice square show pad in my barn colors
Valances from The Clothes Horse
Director's chairs from Pier One

Depending on the saddle cost, I've probably already gone over budget...:sigh:

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:07 PM
Oooh, I like those directors chairs form Pier1. They were on sale last year and my barn bought a couple for the setup at shows. Very nice!

Oct. 10, 2009, 12:19 AM
Only 5k??? ;) On my "shopping sprees" in Dover, I go through that in the first three pages! :lol: But I can try.

A horse! :D
A safety vest
A show coat
A really warm barn jacket.
Lots of polo wraps
Lots of saddle pads
A show shirt or two
A nice jumping bat
Some nice jumping boots
Books. DVDs. Pictures. :yes:

I think I blew it. I'm not so good at this budgeting thing. :winkgrin:

Tini Sea Soldier
Oct. 12, 2009, 11:41 PM

Green 2-year large pony... nice blood lines... good mind. $3000-4000.
Field board til the spring. Break that sucker in the spring.
Off to Devon to show on the line... with a nice price tag.

If I've got $5,000 to spare... I'll roll the dice.

Go Fish
Oct. 13, 2009, 12:06 AM
Breeding and all related expenses for one of my mares...to Cunningham.

I might have a little spare change left over to breed the other mare to Redwine!

Oct. 13, 2009, 01:59 AM
1) lessons (and the various ungents to treat my vastly underprepared body post first lesson:lol:) to allow me to spend the vast majority of it on....

2) fabulous riding vacation. And with the remainder, I will visit ebay and acquire...

3) the other 18 books in the Jinny series. I read the first one in 1985, and damnit, I want to know how Shantih turned out, and whether that brooding rich kid ever quit being a potter.

Oct. 13, 2009, 10:21 AM
Oooh, fun, I'll play. So I order of preference:

I really need a saddle that actually fits me, so there goes $3,000-4,000
HS Stirrups $200
Nice Bridle (Brand TBD) $350
HS KK Ultra Pelham $250
New Show Coat $300
New TS Trophy Hunter Breeches $230
black/black GPA Speed Air $500
And assorted little things like gloves, hairnets, and Zocks

Oct. 13, 2009, 10:41 AM
First I'd pay off the vet bills....that would leave me with about $3000

Then I'd buy Henny a new bridle. $2800 left

I have a horse boot obsession so the open front leather fleece lined boots please and of course matching ankle boots! I also adore Ebay so aprox $2600

3 new saddle pads $2525

2 giant tubs of Nicker Makers $2500

$1000 would go into the bring S home fund :)

And the rest would go into my emergency fund...yes I would be practical! :lol:

Oct. 13, 2009, 10:51 AM
I should.... pay off debt
but I'd like to.... make a down payment on a trailer

Oct. 13, 2009, 11:22 AM
One thing only
a custom Butet for ME!!! the kids get everything they want and need, I never get a thing!! I'm going for broke!