Here's my annual wish list:
- Noel Asmar City Jacket
- Roots Shorty Boots
Why I want them: More street than barn, but would be super cute with the above coat and/or jeans and a cozy sweater. I envision them also working very nicely as my 'after ride' boots with my breeches and the inevitable stops I seem to make on the drive home from the barn.
-Ariat Unbridled Roper Boots
Why I want them: Because I need a new pair of mucking/feeding/trail riding barn boots and I've always used these kind rather than paddock boots or muck boots. Besides, I think they're cuter.
- Swanky Saddle Abundant Pony Necklace
Why I want it: It's Bridget in necklace form for only $15.
- Pikeur Diana Coat in navy
Why I want it: I currently use a cheap hunt coat for dressage. I love the traditional cut of these coats, and the longer length. I'm not sure how this would work on curvy, short me in real life, but something along these lines in a washable, lightweight fabric is what is currently appealing to me.
- Cheap Plastic Stirrups
Why I want them: From the traditional coat to the completely non George Morris approved modern lightweight stirrups...I admit to not liking the look, but after riding in some saddles that included these I'm totally sold, at least for schooling purposes. The weight seems to make my ankles happy, and the super grippy treads make me feel pretty secure over fences.
And because the shopping has already begun, here are the things I've already purchased:
- Elation Hudson breeches
Why I bought them: A 50% off sale, and they are much cuter in real life. Bought in the grey, and white for $75 CAD each. The fabric is a little weird (kind of shiny/slippery rather than more structured) but for the price I'm happy.
- Horseware Cleona Riding Jacket
Why I bought it: Another big sale, $50 CAD delivered to my door. Bought in grey because I thought it would match most things and work in a pinch at more casual shows. Initial thoughts are that it's very flattering, nicely made, and repels mud like crazy! I went on an epic mountain bike outing in the mud and rain and the hard core riders were asking where I got the excellent coat...I'll take that as a compliment! It's not obviously a riding coat, but it has a couple of strategically placed side/rear zips that can make it a more traditional fit in the saddle.
Things I need but cannot get excited about
- Stock tie. Ughhh I am not a frilly, dressy person and I hate things around my neck.
- New tall boots. They never fit right, and custom $ make me sad. Shopping for swim suits is more fun than this.
- Gloves. I have tiny hands, again hard to fit.
- Dressage saddle. So much ughhh. Fit, price, short fat pony, and short 'curvy' rider overwhelmed but the flap length on most saddles. Do I want fancy grippy leather? Big blocks? I just don't know.
-Dressage bridle. Please no to the flash noseband...I like the simple look and don't need a flash. Also, cob sized, with a horse sized browband. So, that eliminates 99% of current bridles.
So, for my final riding tack and attire related wish:
To be rich. And to have an excellent personal shopper on staff :)