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  • Extra cash?

    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)
    A proud friend of bar.ka.

  • #2
    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...
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    • #3
      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


      • #4

        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.



        • #5
          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.
          Life is hard. Buy a freaking helmet.
          Originally posted by meupatdoes
          Whatever, go gallop.


          • #6
            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


            • #7
              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.....


              • #8
                Custom tall boots
                A bridle with a stately wide noseband & browband
                A saddle, one that's nice and cushy
                New breeches
                More show shirts


                • #9
                  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.

                  Originally Posted by JSwan
                  I love feral children. They taste like chicken.


                  • #10
                    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!


                    • #11
                      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!
                      Last edited by theblondejumper; Oct. 9, 2009, 05:40 PM. Reason: thought of more stuff


                      • #12
                        A custom saddle... then my saddle shipping worries and stress would be over! Well hopefully.
                        Owned by an Oldenburg


                        • #13
                          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??? Oh, all the stuff I want!
                          "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


                          • #14
                            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.
                            • Equifit boots (front and hind) with stud closures.
                            • Custom boots.
                            • New four button navy jumper coat.
                            • More breeches.
                            • Show cash

                            ... et cetera.


                            • #15
                              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.


                              • #16
                                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

                                - 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!)

                                Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3


                                • #17
                                  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.
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                                  • #18
                                    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!


                                    • #19
                                      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 Just for fun, go google and see what you can find for 19" calves...no chaps not boots NOTHING )

                                      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


                                      • #20
                                        I'd buy a green prospect and double my money in a year or so