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Spin-off: Things your trainer wishes you would NOT buy

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  • Spin-off: Things your trainer wishes you would NOT buy

    My trainer wishes I wouldn't buy so many bits. Hey - what can I say? They're shiny, not too expensive and come in so many different varieties.

  • #2
    haha I dont do this personally but some other people I know ride with coloured saddle pads. (Im a neutral colour fan myself). My trainer does NOT enjoy anything other than conventional black or white.


    • #3
      Anything pink for my gelding


      • #4
        I imagine my trainer must get sick of all the purple but bless his heart he never says one word My horse is constantly decked out in purple. During the winter it's purple boots on the front, purple polos on the back, and a purple saddle pad.
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        • #5
          My trainer seems to be fine with all the crazy things us barn girls make our horsies wear! Well, I'll put it this way, there hasn't been an intervention for me for my saddle pad addiction yet!


          • #6
            My niece came into the ring the other day and her mare had 4 different colored NEON polos on, I am all for creativity but I think the mare was even embarrassed!!! I did not say anything as the policy around our farm is as long as its safe its ok, but she would NEVER be allowed to leave the farm like that!!
            If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.


            • #7
              So many boots and polo's! My last horse was bay with NO chrome (and I've always wanted a very blingy horse..). So I would buy him open fronts and wear them even though he was a very, very careful jumper. And splint boots. And polo's. Everything to make him flashy.

              And saddle pads. And I also have a stirrup addiction. And brushes. I love brushes.

              Anything I spend my money on, that I DON'T need.


              • #8
                Originally posted by hellerkm View Post
                My niece came into the ring the other day and her mare had 4 different colored NEON polos on
                I have neon pony wraps too! My trainer hates it but I have a large collection Just schooling of course.


                • #9
                  Haha, I could only imagine if I showed up in my barrel racing gear at my old hunter trainer's barn for a lesson. She was pretty easy going when it came to what we wore (weird, considering her barn matched her house, lol), but between the zebra print seat, the flower support boots, the blingy conchos, and the colored reins, she may go into shock.

                  I was always well behaved when I went for lessons though, I promise!!


                  • #10
                    I think I'm safe from this one....my trainers keep wanting to buy things off of me!


                    • #11
                      I can see my trainer shudder every time I show up in matching polos, pad, ear net, and my shirt. I think he wishes I would stick more with blue or black, certainly not pink or purple!


                      • #12
                        I'm pretty sure my trainer wishes I wouldn't buy so much stuff in maroon. Hey, at least I'm consistant!! Maroon halter, lead rope, blanket, ear net, brush box, polo wraps, polo shirts for me, coolers, buckets, brushes, saddle cover, the list goes on!!
                        And I think black horses look good in maroon!!


                        • #13
                          Things your trainer wishes you would NOT buy

                          The site-unseen horse on the internet that was so cheap and so pretty that I just couldn't resist.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dixon View Post
                            The site-unseen horse on the internet that was so cheap and so pretty that I just couldn't resist.
                            ok that is WAY bigger than a polo or brush LOL!!!!!
                            If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.


                            • #15
                              Houses, cars, etc. Such items are wasteful and distract me from directing my energy and money to the proper care and feeding of the pocket trainer Note that wine is not on my list, as my pocket trainer knows that a good bottle of Chardonnay is not a luxury, but a necessity (when purchased as a token of gratitude to the pocket trainer).
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                              • #16
                                My old trainer HATED bridles with the braided noseband and browband. I am starting to agree with her though.

                                She was pretty good about the multi-colored stuff though. I had an obsession with green and she would buy me the occasional green hoofpick from time to time.
                                "Be the change you want to see in the world."
                                ~Mahatma Gandhi


                                • #17
                                  I had a Care Bear Wilker's saddle pad. Old trainer winced every time he saw it and it wasn't allowed to dry on top of my saddle post-ride, it had to be hidden at all times except while in use.

                                  I only bought it because I love how Wilker's pads fit and it was a couple of bucks, figured I could let the kids use it... but trainer hated it so much, I started using more often it just to see his reaction.

                                  This is the same guy who, for the record, named every sale horse after a Disney character for years. So he couldn't get on my case TOO hard.

                                  P.S.- I am an adult.
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                                  • #18
                                    My multiple saddle pads. Seriously he has a clean one every time we ride, and whatever my mood may be that day.
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                                    • Original Poster

                                      lol!! I don't feel too bad about all my bits now.


                                      • #20
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