Am I riding again yet?


Is that a surprise?

Also no.

Am I spending money on riding gear?





You can ask me why, but you will not get an answer that is either

a) satisfying

b) logical

So just don’t. Please.

Prior to B going out to rehab I was (and have been for a while) short on riding gear. I’m talking like two pairs of breeches short on the riding gear.



This was my first sit on Bumper a year ago (13 December 2017).
Fun fact, I had a massive hole in the crotch of these breeches.


Not riding has made me (apparently) decide it is time to address this oversight.

B has a full on wardrobe, why can’t I have nice things?



For the record, I was cleaning them all so I could sell them.


But I have gone too far now and I cannot stop buying nice things and it has become a problem.

Equitana was on, and the Black Horse Coolmax Silicone breeches were on sale for $79. I had to have them. But I wasn’t at Equitana. What does a girl do?



I got them in navy


A girl makes her housemate who is at Equitana go buy them on her behalf after trying them on for size to discuss fitting notes.

Shortly after this, the Black Friday Sales were on. This isn’t really a *thing* in Australia because, you know, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. Just recently, the sales associated with Black Friday have very much become a thing.

A thing I am more than happy to take full advantage of.

And I did, because Aztec Diamond had  a sale, and in all the years I have lurked on their website they have never had a sale this big.




I had a black out and woke up with these being shipped to me.

I said I was done for 2018, I really couldn’t/shouldn’t be buying any more stuff right before Christmas.

And yet…


I have wanted a jumper like this for years.

It’s the middle of an Australian Summer and I bought a damn jumper.


Alright, that is it I am done.


Someone tell me what to buy next.

Tell me what you have bought lately or are going to buy!

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    1. That’s a shame. These fit me better than a lot of breeches because of the waist. I have a little waist and big hips so usually trying to accommodate that leaves the breeches gapping about.

      Have you guys got Spooks in the US? They have lovely breeches (including denim ones)


      1. Now my one pair of gray breeches (I am afraid to use the light tan in case I find myself at a show or something fancy. Before I rode in yoga pants from walmart and cheap combat boots with half chaps to protect the saddle from the inside zipper.

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  1. Bahhahaha I just went on a spending spree- new boots, girth, stirrups, leathers, etc….all to w/t around an arena for 30 minutes/day. So zero judgement here. You never know when those sales will come around again (at least that’s what I tell myself).

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  2. I feel like I never buy riding stuff when I don’t have a horse (and you know have the budget to go splurge on great riding stuff) and then I’m always in a mad dash to fill the closet once I do have a horse (and then my budget gets tight and it makes me anxious!)

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