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  1. #1
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    Question What Event Riders Really Need?



    Hi, Folks,

    I'm just back from a wonderful vacation in Oregon. Today in my collected mail there were not one, not two, but Three tack and horse supply catalogues.

    Now, I like to Look at new stuff as much as anyone......But, really!! Pricey human clothes??....zillions of bits??....dozens of saddles....Medicines...supplements and wraps,.... Horse Toys oh, my!!

    No wonder non-horse folks think of us as rich slobs! And people who could Event are scared out of the sport...unless they have recently hit the lotto!

    Could we post about What Event Riders Really Need?? Everyone on this board knows I don't ride, so I could be just nuts!



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    I cannot event without coffee. And preferably donuts, too.

    If I haven't had coffee, there is nothing in those catalogs that can help me.



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    A horse of course!!!



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    Well, I'm not sure it's fair to draw conclusions about what to think of horse people based on catalogs. I mean, there are catalogs for all sorts of things that contain lots of unnecessary, expensive stuff. Checked out a JC Penney catalog, lately?

    But, for what you need to event (at a lower level - and excluding the stuff you just need to own a horse, period, like fly spray, brushes, etc), I would include:

    horse
    saddle (& pad...and fittings, of course)
    bridle (& bit - or bits, depending on your horse!)
    helmet
    vest
    breeches
    boots
    gloves
    shirt for dressage/stadium (ratcatcher, dressage-y shirt, bib-type stock tie with something underneath...whatever floats your boat )
    polo shirt or similar for xc
    jacket
    rulebook

    And then, depending on you & your horse:
    boots for horse
    crop/dressage whip
    studs

    There's more, I'm sure, but I'm thinking I could get to a basic event with that stuff...
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    You only had three catalogs???



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    Advil



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    Quote Originally Posted by denny View Post
    Advil
    LOLOLOLOL

    I do Motrin!
    ...for there are wings on these hooves, the speed and power of foam-capped waves...
    *~v~*~v~*~v~*~v~*~v~*~v~*~v~*
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    Wine and chocolate
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    www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep



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    Seriously, I find this so hilarious because I just got the Bit of Britain catelogue and marked the darn thing to the heavens with everything I'd like for birthday/Christmas and slipped it under the boy's nose...

    I was so excited about all the stylish riding clothes!

    But then again, I guess that's why I'm the "Hunter Snob"!!!

    ;-)
    ...for there are wings on these hooves, the speed and power of foam-capped waves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori T View Post
    Wine and chocolate
    Yes, please--those are *staples*!
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")



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    Quote Originally Posted by GreystoneKC View Post
    Seriously, I find this so hilarious because I just got the Bit of Britain catelogue and marked the darn thing to the heavens with everything I'd like for birthday/Christmas and slipped it under the boy's nose...

    I was so excited about all the stylish riding clothes!

    But then again, I guess that's why I'm the "Hunter Snob"!!!

    ;-)
    In my BoB catalog, I marked the spray on Saddle Tight and a Jolly Ball. Jimmy's new book is sure to be a very good laugh. I guess I'm a cheap date, eh? Advil is a must..."Vitamin A"-I take it in the morning when I brush my teeth. Instant ice packs also live in my trailer.



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    Cool

    horse
    Conservatively...
    saddle (& pad...and fittings, of course) Let's just say $500 for a nice used jumping saddle. $20 for pad and $40 for girth
    bridle (& bit - or bits, depending on your horse!) $65 for decent
    helmet-$100
    vest-$220 or so?
    breeches-$80
    boots-$200 for low end
    gloves-$15
    shirt for dressage/stadium (ratcatcher, dressage-y shirt, bib-type stock tie with something underneath...whatever floats your boat ) -$30
    polo shirt or similar for xc-$15
    jacket-$100
    rulebook
    Adding boots for horse-$56 or so for nice pair of Woofs
    =$1441



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    A frigging life.

    Reed



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    oh wait I forgot to add...the thrill of x-country...PRICELESS! Lol.

    Hey whatever happened to my post count? It got lost when the boards switched...
    Oh well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by denny View Post
    Advil
    Too funny!!!!!! ( also too too true, at least for me.....)
    I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert!
    If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning!



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    Oh, I think you can do it cheaper than that, at least for lower level stuff...it involves a little shopping around, but isn't THAT hard to accomplish!

    Prices I've paid (in many cases I've ended up with more expensive/nicer stuff than this as I've gone on, but for a "beginner package," it would all work):

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Q View Post
    horse
    Conservatively...
    saddle (& pad...and fittings, of course) Let's just say $500 for a nice used jumping saddle. $20 for pad and $40 for girth $300 for used synthetic; $60 for leathers/irons, $10 pad (on sale constantly at Dover ), $40 girth
    bridle (& bit - or bits, depending on your horse!) $65 for decent $20 on eBay for bridle (good quality synthetic); $25 for decent-but-not-HS (new) bit
    helmet-$100 $50 Troxel plus $20 cover for dressage/stadium
    vest-$220 or so? $100 for Flex Rider (though admittedly a place I had to spend more - Love my CO! )
    breeches-$80 $40 (not even on sale)
    boots-$200 for low end $80 (Devon Aire synthetics)
    gloves-$15 $6 (SSG cotton pebbly ones)
    shirt for dressage/stadium (ratcatcher, dressage-y shirt, bib-type stock tie with something underneath...whatever floats your boat ) -$30 $20 for bib stock (worn with random t-shirt)
    polo shirt or similar for xc-$15 Sounds about right...
    jacket-$100 Is it cheating that I paid $5 for mine on clearance back when there was a Stateline?
    rulebook free!
    Adding boots for horse-$56 or so for nice pair of Woofs $20 for neoprene splints (plus $10 for bells)
    =$1441 $821 (OK, say $900, since that $5 hunt coat was probably a once-in-a-million-years find... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreystoneKC View Post
    Seriously, I find this so hilarious because I just got the Bit of Britain catelogue and marked the darn thing to the heavens
    I just got mine too but haven't marked anything...unless you count drool spots.

    BTW, Advil=Motrin=ibuprofen. If you buy the over-the-counter variety, they're all 200 mg ibuprofen per pill. (And I count this as a vitamin.)

    Lorree
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    "Now, did you really mean that I should half-pass to the right whilst turning on the haunches to the left? Or was that just you farting?"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Doolittle View Post
    Yes, please--those are *staples*!
    Hey Dr. D. -- I thought the staples were chocolate and Corona.

    BTW, just got an offer for XC schooling help -- for BEER!

    Lorree
    Quote Originally Posted by King's Ransom
    "Now, did you really mean that I should half-pass to the right whilst turning on the haunches to the left? Or was that just you farting?"



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    As Willem would have said, "Carrotten!"

    And add "sense of humor" to the list, especially when looking at catalogues.
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.



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    A good rehab program.

    because we all must smoke crack. The USEF passes it out.
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