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For fun: If you could purchase one splurge item, what would it be?

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  • For fun: If you could purchase one splurge item, what would it be?

    There are so many things I drool over in the catalogs. If money wasn't an object my house would be filled to the gills with custom Mattes boots and saddle pads! But the practical side of me says I don't need custom $200 boots for my horse, and the sheepskin halfpad under a square pad works just as well (When is my country club husband going to arrive, I'm waiting for you!) So, if you could choose one frivilous purchase, what would it be?

  • #2
    Custom jumping saddle
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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    • #3
      Off the top of my head, I want a pair of custom field boots, oxblood colour.
      Blugal

      You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scubed View Post
        Custom jumping saddle
        Big Ditto.
        A custom jump saddle that magically changes itself to my ponies ever changing shape.
        -Chelsie
        "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"

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        • #5
          Ditto the saddle.

          though right now at the top of the more realistic splurge list is a CO helmet for dressage.

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          • #6
            Realisitic maybe one day item: Custom $1000 field boots made of calfskin. Love the way the Ariat Monacos look, although I've heard mixed things about them holding up.

            Out of this world, never in this lifetime item: A giant British style RV/horse lorry, similar to WFP's new lorry. Probably would run me around $500K, lol. Oh, and the driver to go with it so I can show up at events on my own. :-)

            Yay, fantasy world!

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            • #7
              Currently, a Hulsebos dressage bridle and girth.... I've been eyeing up the multitude of them floating around the boarders tack rooms at the barn for at least a year, and since there were so many, I figured they must be reasonable. Asked the barn owner.... $500+ each!!! but they're soooo nice n soft. I didn't even ask about the girth after that.
              www.tabeventing.com
              http://www.tracey-eventblog.blogspot.com/

              "A canter is a cure for every evil." - Benjamin Disraeli

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Divine Comedy View Post
                A giant British style RV/horse lorry, similar to WFP's new lorry. Probably would run me around $500K, lol. Oh, and the driver to go with it so I can show up at events on my own.
                That was my next thought
                www.tabeventing.com
                http://www.tracey-eventblog.blogspot.com/

                "A canter is a cure for every evil." - Benjamin Disraeli

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                • #9
                  A horse.

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                  • #10
                    A big, honking RV/horse trailer combo, full of horses and tack.
                    Click here before you buy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KayBee View Post
                      A horse.
                      Ditto. Once that happens then we can talk custom saddles

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by KayBee View Post
                        A horse.
                        Yes. Probably imported from England or Ireland. I've been eyeing those Fernhill ones

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                        • #13
                          Horse here as well. After that custom boots.

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                          • #14
                            My neighbor has a Horse Box for sale for cheap!

                            Originally posted by Divine Comedy View Post
                            Realisitic maybe one day item: Custom $1000 field boots made of calfskin. Love the way the Ariat Monacos look, although I've heard mixed things about them holding up.

                            Out of this world, never in this lifetime item: A giant British style RV/horse lorry, similar to WFP's new lorry. Probably would run me around $500K, lol. Oh, and the driver to go with it so I can show up at events on my own. :-)

                            Yay, fantasy world!
                            If you can get it from CA....it's AWESOME!!!! And very very reasonable (I don't even know if it was $50K?)
                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                            Equine & Pet Portrait Artist
                            www.elainehickman.com
                            **Morgans Do It All**

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                              #15
                              So I now have this picture in my head...me, and my Fernhill horse, walking down the ramp of a shiny new lorry. Horse decked out in a beautiful buttery soft custom saddle on top of a mattes pad, matching sheepskin lined boots, and a Hulsebos bridle. While I sport perfectly fit custom boots, which have been shined to perfection by the driver who comes with the lorry :-D I'd say we've done pretty well so far!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Fancy That View Post
                                If you can get it from CA....it's AWESOME!!!! And very very reasonable (I don't even know if it was $50K?)
                                And does it come with a driver? :-D

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Divine Comedy View Post
                                  And does it come with a driver? :-D
                                  LOL!!!! In your dreams

                                  Here it is:

                                  http://www.bayequest.info/results/b0...ges/148375.jpg

                                  Holds up to 6 horses and is over 8 ft tall interior height in the horse section. Bring on the big Warmbloods or Draft Crosses....hehehee......wowzers.
                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                  Equine & Pet Portrait Artist
                                  www.elainehickman.com
                                  **Morgans Do It All**

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                                  • #18
                                    In addition to what the others listed, I would probably buy a GPA Grand Prix show jacket http://www.doversaddlery.com/gpa-gra...-40466/c2p/hp/

                                    I had a chance to try one on at Spruce Meadows last month, it would be the perfect jacket in summer (plus it's machine washable!). It's super comfortable, thin and stretchy. Like a second skin.

                                    I would probably also get my existing stuff monogrammed and sign up for some BNT clinics.

                                    People who claim that money doesn't buy happiness clearly don't know where to shop.
                                    A quick tutorial on interval training: Conditioning your horse for eventing

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                                    • #19
                                      This: http://www.equineproductsllc.com/

                                      For all my sensitive TBs
                                      Balanced Care Equine

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                                      • #20
                                        Cambalda
                                        http://www.tamarackhill.com/

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