David O’Connor asked, “What is the price you are willing to pay?”
The Little Bay Princess is hosting an Equestrian Bucket List blog hop, so of course I had to join in. Thanks for hosting, Julie!
“I want to hear about your equestrian bucket list! I think we all have things, whether they be on paper or in our head, that we would love to do someday. Pick three that are horse related, and tell me a little about them.”
Picking only three is going to be the most difficult part of this blog hop. But here goes…
#1 Go to an overnight A-Rated Show
I want to have the whole “A-Circuit Showing Experience.” I want to travel to another state, stay in a hotel and show over a long weekend. Right now, I only show locally, and while they are overnight and technically rated (B, I believe for the hunter ring) I’ve only ever shown the exempt/opportunity classes and I stay at home — not quite the experience I’m looking for.
Our barn has talked about going to the Kentucky Horse Park before, but we really weren’t ready. There’s been more talk about going next year, so we’ll see!
#2 Ride on the beach
I know this is super cliché, but I still think riding on the beach would be an amazing experience. My family took a trip out West a long time ago, and we got to do some trail rides through the mountains and rivers and it was my favorite family vacation by far. The scenery was gorgeous and it was so cool to do a real trail ride through the wilderness, with you know, wildlife other than deer.
So yeah, riding on the beach is definitely making the cut.
#3 Trail Ride with Sam
Insert groan. I know, I know, this one is sappy. But I really want to buy a husband-safe horse and teach Sam to ride so we can go on trail rides together. He’s expressed interest before, and we had planned to teach him to ride when Visa was retired, but we never got a chance to act on that. So one day, when I can afford board on two horses, I’m going to just go out and get one so that Sam and I have no more excuses!
JOIN THE HOP!