Friday, 16 January 2015

TOABH: Wish We Could

This week, Beka had another excellent blog hop topic for us:


Let's pretend that financial restrictions don't exist and logistics isn't a nightmare.  If you could do anything with your Ponykins, what would you do?

I have to say, it's been super fun reading everyone's replies to this question. So many cool and interesting bloggers out there! Along with many of you, fox hunting is on my bucket list, as is packing up and attending a big away show in warmer climes for several weeks, or even being a working student for someone for a winter. Polo would be super cool, I loved the bit of reined cowhorse I tried. Eventing the big stuff would be a dream come true.  But, as for things I want to do with these specific ponies...hmmm:

Ginger:

I would really like to breed her. The only thing I think I could love more than Ginger is a baby Ginger!  In a perfect world I'd breed her to another Sec D with a great mind and a good performance record. She's too closely related to Cardi, or for that matter many of the better known Welshies in North America for my taste, so that's where finances and logistics would be extra special interesting. Obviously since this is dream land we'd have the perfect farm to raise baby on and some excellent help training when the time came to ride. I really enjoy working with foals and youngsters and if I had the finances and time I think we'd have one or two around always. On a riding level, I'd like to be able to get a lot of consistent one on one help with her from a pro, and obviously the facilities there to be able to ride daily and improve.
Baby Ginger again, because we love her.

Bridget:

The end goal is eventing, although that may be a dream beyond any logistics and finances. Baby pony needs to want it too and the jury's a bit out on that for the moment. So, I'm going to say a winter camping vacation somewhere warm. I have a friend who trailers to Arizona every winter for a couple of months and uses it as a base to ride through most of the Southwest with a big group of people. I could get on board with that and Bridget is the perfect camping and trail riding pony! Also, every time we go to Cabo I think if I was rich I'd bring the ponies along too for some beach riding. 

Me:

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd buy a big chuck of property and set up a decent facility and riding school with a legit instructor. Our area has nothing for aspiring equestrians and not much in the way of barns or instruction, let alone a show barn or a show season to attend. I'd love to make it a little easier for everyone to participate and learn, particularly the little kids with an interest and no where to ride.

6 comments:

  1. having one or two babies around always sounds like a dream come true :) in the meantime, hopefully Bridget responds with a resounding YES once she figures out how fun fun fun eventing is!

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    1. I'm hoping that once we can get her out of the tiny ring I use she'll get the idea!

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    1. Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around getting more/better property for the horses lol

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  3. What awesome dreams you have, that last one is so touching. Sharing the equine love is possibly the best answer to this question I've read!

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    1. I know it sounds so uncool, but I do appreciate the people who took a chance on me and let me 'work' at their barn as a kid - otherwise I would have never had a chance to ride at all around here. Would love to pay it forward in a big way :)

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