Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishful thinking: 13 pieces for 2013

I compiled a list of wish items for 2013. Most of these are impractical and far out of my price range. Maybe I could aquire them all over the next 13 years.  A girl can wish, though, right?

1. A Horse! Of course.
Actually, this is probably one of the few things on this list that I will acquire this year. After we settle in Austin, I am going to seriously start the search for a horse with whom I can really grow. My husband thinks I should get a Morgan. Other thoughts are a Fresian. Ultimately, I want someone to event with and fox hunt with So, your overall athlete. I am thinking of checking out Madison Morgans when we get to Texas.
Charlie, from Madison Morgans
Crystal, from Madison Morgans
Blanket Palomino, my favorite coloring
 2. Le Fash hunter/jumper show shirt
These shirts are so classy and original. They run from $195-215. You think that's expensive? Just wait. It gets crazier.

3. Equiline Lissome dressage show shirt
Oh, this is so Victorian and beautiful. I don't know how practical eyelet technical fabric is, but for ~$210, I probably won't have to make any decisions about this shirt. Just imagine me in in it on my blanket palomino Morgan horse doing piaffes...that's right, totally an impossible occurrence.
Equiline Lissome

  4. Hennig Sofa dressage saddle
I have Stacey over at Behind the Bit to thank for this one. Specifically, I want the saddle in this odd combination of brown and black. Then, you can really show off that you are a lover of both dressage and jumping! I would pair this with black stirrups, ideally a pair from Five Star Tack.
Hennig Sofa

   5. Voltaire Palm Beach jumping saddle

I love the lines on this saddle. A bunch of people at my barn ended up in Voltaire saddles this year. I am such a lemming. But its gorgeous! And the leather is just so fantastic, soft as can be.

6. Asmar Equestrian coat
Originally, I was obsessed with the All Weather Rider. I even paid for one at a horse show, but the vendor failed to put my order in after 6 weeks. So I cancelled the order because I was so disappointed with the customer service. However, I also really love the Hunter coat. Most likely, I will in the end go with the All Weather rider. What the hell, this is a wish list right? I want them both!

Both photos from the Asmar website
  7. An Ultimate Hoof Pick
Woohoo! Something I can afford! The Ultimate Hoof Pick is $16. If you don't lose it, it will last forever.
8. Stretchies Tail Wrap 
 My friend Amigo, who you may remember from his recent Equine Outfit of the Day post, wears one of these fancy pants Tail Wraps. If they're good enough for his Arabian tail than that is a stamp of approval in my book.

9. Rambo Quarter Sheet
I am not sure if I will need this in Texas or not. So, I have held off on purchasing it. 

10. Uniqcorn Montrose Breeches
I thought that Animo was pricey at $350-$450 for breeches.  Here though, we have an example of the possibility of always being able to find an even more expensive brand in the horse world.  This company's breeches have been described as the "Astin Martin of breeches." The Montrose breeches from Uniqcorn retail for $720! I feel like you would get laughed out of the jumper ring with these. I surely would wear them hunting though!  The button detail is fantastic.
Here is what I fantasize Mr. 14 Carrots wearing after a long days hunt! Totally sexy.

11. Ambleside Designs saddle pad 

 These Ambleside hand mad saddle pads run $120-150.  Each one is so unique. I cannot wait to have a horse that I can match to a saddle pad. Supposedly, they will last you for a decade though; so worth the investment. They do both dressage and all purose pads, as well as multiple other types like Iberian, Jousting and Rennaissance.
12. Uniqcorn dress boot
Interestingly, the Uniqcorn boots are not quite as crazily priced as their breeches. The boots run in the $600 range. Here is a pair that I would love to show dressage in. You can pick from like 6 different leathers and no, I would not pick this mustard yellow. Thanks again to Behind the Bit blog for the heads up on Uniqcorn. I like these so much because of the detail at the ankle section.
 13. Already checked off the list!
I ended up getting two items off of the list just before the end of the year. So, I am including them here. First off, I got a work out DVD Rider Pilates. I plan to do a full review of the DVD in a few weeks. 
And, I got a Porta Grazer!
This is a slow feeding travel system. You fill up the barrell with hay or pellets. Then, the horse eats through the holes in the insert. The piece to the left is both a top for the system and a watering dish.
They have a great video on their website about the system. $309 is the reasonable price on this size.

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