So, as we have previously covered, I have an addiction to buying horse things.
Of all varieties really.
I’m not sure if I just hate myself and enjoy ruining all attempts at budgeting or I have a split personality.
Why on Earth would Christmas be any exception?
My family is sick of buying me horse stuff, but I was able to get around this as I have a new job.
Luckily my new job is working in the equine academic field and therefore buying horse clothing that can double as work clothing meant they were willing to get me things for “work”.
We hit the boxing day sales to get my “work” clothing and I left with these beautiful items:
EQUESTRIAN STOCKHOLM NAVY LIGHTWEIGHT PADDED JACKET
I won’t lie to you. This is probably my favorite purchase of the whole lot.
I have been wanting this for years. It was on sale. Still more than I would ever pay for anything but 0 REGRETS. This was a Christmas present from me to me.
Couldn’t help myself.
SCHOCKEMOHLE PAGE TRAINING SHIRT
Pink isn’t usually something I go for, but it’s a small amount and I actually quite like it.
Maybe when it stops being hotter than Satan’s boy bits I can actually wear it.
It also has THUMBHOLES!
These are exciting times we are living in.
SPOOKS STRIPES BELT
So, the place we went shopping had the most amazing range (it just so happens it’s in Western Australia, hence why I haven’t been able to get there before) and their Boxing Day Sale was boss. The clearance area was massive and included the big brands like Animo, Equiline, Spooks, Equestrian Stockholm etc. and it was all heavily discounted. 30% from recollection. But if you bought 3 clearance items you got ANOTHER discount of 20%.
They got me good.
I was having a devil of a time finding the third thing when I found this belt. And I love it. Plus it’s navy. You know how that does things to me.
EQUESTRIAN STOCKHOLM NO BOUNDARIES WHITE
I was able to sneak a saddle pad in there with all the “work” clothes.
I got it for half the price it normally retails for and as I have stated in one of my earlier “oops I bought some stuff” and “here’s a list of things I want to buy” posts, my old dressage competition pad needed retiring.
It was an opportunity too good to pass up. So I didn’t.
It would be great if I could, you know, use it one day.
EQUESTRIAN STOCKHOLM EMERALD (PLUS NAVY ES BANDAGES)
So I am not sure if anyone’s noticed but I have a thing for saddle pads. I didn’t buy this at Christmas, I actually bought it yesterday so it’s a last minute addition to my millionth “help me I can’t stop buying stuff post”
I have been after the ES Emerald since it’s original release.
I have been after this for years.
However the initial release was small and I didn’t find them until they were all sold out. Cue waiting for their second release due to popular demand.
I waitlisted for this bad boy for 9 months only to find out the people I had listed through – never got their order.
I had some chances to buy it elsewhere but #poorpersonlyfe and spending that much at that time was just not happening.
BUT NEW JOB MEANS NEW THINGS RIGHT? And I managed to find myself probably one of the last one’s around here (it’s coming from the UK, that was the level I was at).
Regardless, no regrets.
I opted to get the navy bandages over the emerald ones to match the binding, as I felt it would be just *too much* otherwise.
I also did not get any bonnets, I think I would rather go custom (and have wanted one like KC’s with the message on the ears since I saw them) for the price and overall plainness of them.
The REALLY BIG purchase came last week though, and it looks like this:
I bought a car!
Sadly, my old car had done his dash (he was almost 25 years old) and I just couldn’t justify the amount of maintenance for how much anxiety it caused me to do simple things like… tow my horse float.
Considering that was the reason I HAD a car of that size, it wasn’t ideal.
This one’s a manual which is taking time to adjust to, and therefore won’t be towing with it just yet, but oh wait.
Horse is broken.
Looks like I have time!
And crippling debt!