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HI Spy: Your Equestrian Splurge

If you could have one horsey purchase given to you for free, what would it be?


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Western show saddleAs a horse person, you’re probably used to shopping on a budget. Just covering the equine basics gets pretty expensive, and once you add in extras like riding clothes, new tack and the occasional horse show, there isn’t much left over for impulse purchases.

If you were granted one horse-related item for free, what would it be? The possibilities are endless. You could go for the fancy saddle you’ve been eyeing at your local tack shop, a new show outfit or a state-of-the-art horse trailer. Maybe you’d really make it count by putting an indoor arena in your backyard or adding another horse to your herd.

Share the one item you would use your free splurge on by clicking “Submit a Comment” below. Some of the answers may be selected for a future issue of Horse Illustrated.

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Kelcie    Salisbury, NC

3/19/2015 6:33:58 AM

I would want a new barrel saddle for my horse and I. I love to barrel race and right now am using a friends saddle. That is what I would want.

Kristy    Rochester, NY

9/18/2014 12:37:57 PM

A heavyweight Pessoa turnout blanket...purple plaid. The most amazing mare, who I leased at the time, had one and I absolutely loved it. Ella (the mare) has since passed away and I have a horse of my own. Financially I won't allow myself to buy one for my girl, but nostalgia says that would be the horse item of my dreams.

Taylor    Condrey, GA

2/21/2013 2:21:59 PM

The one thing I would get is the special edition Rider's Diary saddle blanket. The saddle blanket just seems so unique. I am a big fan of Rider's Diary's. So my horse won't be left out on Rider's Diary products.

Erica    Beverly, OH

1/10/2013 9:04:56 PM

I would want a new stable/barn. We have the acreage and the horses and we have shelters for them now, but they are more like lean to's. A stable with 2-3 stalls,a tack room, a wash bay,and a feed storage area would be amazing. I could know without a doubt that they would stay dry and warm.

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