Ooh, I'll play! I just created mine earlier this week. (Yes, I make an actual list. )
Just a background, I'm 20 year old college student, horse-less, ride on the IHSA team.
Helmet (really need this one)
Practical Horseman Subscription- REALLY hoping for this
And lots of horse books including "Ultimate Horse Barns" "Equine Massage" "Centered Riding" and some other ones.
Since I actually make a list, and I'm still somewhat considered a "kid" I try to pick things that are different prices to make everyone happy. (Last year everything on my sister's list was $100+ )
The best gifts I ever got were an Ariat vest (LOVE it!), warm jackets (this is the first year I'm not asking for a new one) and bags/carriers for my show clothes.
Non-horse wants (for my relatives who refuse to buy horsey) include clothes, a crock pot, and a netflix subscription.
-close contact sheepskin show pad
-a gr8(which I probably won't get! lol)
-saddle pads(I can't help myself!)
Most of the time, I prefer getting money from relatives just because the things I want cost a lot(like a new saddle-well used but still a lot of $$-going to shows, a lease, etc.) and their money is put to better use than just buying me random stuff I don't need and won't use. So that way I can save up the money I get and the money I make and get something I really enjoy.
Walsh leather lead (horse ate last one)
Bigger stirrup irons to safely fit my winter riding boots (Ariat Iceburgs)
Matching Walsh leather halter (can never have too many!)
Coolmax fleece girth (again - can never have too many!)
Toklat III classics AP pads in paprikia, red, purple or teal, all with white piping
Slimmer fitting winter riding jacket
New irish knit cooler - still using the one from my old horse (that I sold 7 years ago) on my horse and it is only 8 inches too short for him.
New stirrups and leathers so I don't have to switch every time I switch saddles.
A whole bunch of horse related books
A brightly colored lunge whip so I can find it if it falls in the dirt.
A saddle pad for trail riding with pockets on the side.
There are a lot of other things that I would like but they are too expensive:
New Paddock boots
A horse ranch located near a major ski area.
But I already have my best present and that is my wonderful horse!
Irideon Cadence Full seat Breech
SSG Hope Riding gloves, white with pink
Roeckl Chester riding Gloves
Charles Owen GR8 Riding Helmet
Ariat Bridle bag, Blue
Irideon Rythm Polo
EquiFit T-Boot XCEL Hind Boot
EquiFit T-6 hind boots
Nice leather crop
Since I am going to London for 3.5 months just after Christmas and won't be riding a lot, there aren't really many riding things on my list. But, I would love:
-Lots of Tall Boot socks! The warm kind, because it gets at least kind of cold in Northern California. I loff the Epona ones.
-A carton (is that the right word? tub?) of horse treats. LOVE the Paddock Cakes ones.
-Some riding lessons over winter break/before London.
I can't really ask for too much though because I got to lease a wonderful mare for a few months while down at school, and got to take her to an 'A' show so that pretty much counts as everything that would have been on my horsey list. I consider anything else as WAY extra
And non-horsey related:
-The NorthFace puffy jacket--for London!
-A bunch of good books
"Life ain't always beautiful but it's a beautiful ride."
Proud Member of the "OMFG I've been Banned" clique.
Short enough to ride ponies but old enough to be in law school. What a life.