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This time next week I will be at Badminton Horse Trials and during my time there I plan of having a good look around all the shops. But with all the gorgeous products available, it is too easy to get carried away and end up buying things I really don’t need… like a 3rd zero fill turnout rug with no hood attachments!
The rug in question!
So this year, to try and prevent the worst of my reckless spending, I am writing myself a shopping list of things I am allowed to buy/should be keeping an eye out for. I am hoping that this list will stop most of my impulse purchases but will still mean I get the satisfaction of coming home with something!
The vast majority of my jodhpurs are on their last legs after regular wear over the past 3+ years. So I do need to look at replacing these over the next few months. With Summer (hopefully) just around the corner, I am tempted to go down the riding tights road for the first time! Do you have any recommendations for ones to look out for?
Zero Fill rug WITH neck
I have needed a zero fill with a neck for a little while now. Especially since when it came to buying a spare one a few years ago I went with a gorgeous patterned rug, with no hood attachments!! So I am not allowed to buy another one unless it has a hood.
Brown Leather Headcollar
Scottie currently has a black leather headcollar which we use for travelling, shows etc. And while there is nothing wrong with this headcollar, I just prefer Scottie in brown. So I will also be on the lookout to replace this headcollar with a nice brown one.
Thick or Flexi Stirrups
For a while now I have been struggling on and off with my ankles rolling in my stirrups which can be fairly painful. I have been considering trying either flexi stirrups or ones with a thick tread to try and prevent this from happening. So if I see some for a good price while at Badminton I will snap them up.
I may well end up coming back with more than this, but I am really hoping I don’t break the bank this year! Do you have a shopping list for Badminton?