Sunday, November 10, 2019

Favourites - blog hop from Raincost Rider

Thanks to Raincoast Rider for sharing this hop. Having material to create posts is really helpful!  I've had this post started for a while now and just had the genius idea (lol) to publish it while I'm away.


1. Favourite show venue:
I’m going with the QH Congress.  Favourite place to watch shows and major bucket list item to show there.
From my first trip to Congress in 2013
2. Favourite discipline:
All of them? I can’t really pick one, but if I had to narrow it down, I love western disciplines – trail, ranch riding, reining, roping, penning etc.  I also have a secret Dressage obsession.


3. Favourite horse colour:
I love bucksins.  Not sure why even.  And a bright bay.  And a loud Appaloosa with a blanket.  A good horse is always the right colour, right?  Says the person who owns two sorrels.  Sigh.
4. Favourite tack store:
Does the entire QH Congress count? It is basically a giant tack store.  I don’t have a favourite local shop – I go to a chain tack shop for necessities, as it is close to work.  I tend to order from the US for most of my stuff – Schneiders, Rods, Stateline Tack, Derby House in the UK.
 5. Favourite breed:
I love my quarter horses. So versatile, so different.  However, I’ll let you in on a secret – my all time favourite breed is the Lippizaner.  Those horses make me swoon.  Maybe someday I’ll buy one or ride one.  Or at least visit Austria and see the Spanish riding school and the Piber stud farm.  My friend in Sweden has bred/trained Lipizzaners, so I would consult her heavily if I ever thought of buying one. 



6. Favourite place to ride:
Err…I want to say the trails I had at home as a kid.  Creeks, hills, corn fields, etc.  Nothing has compared to that since and likely never will. 
7. Favourite piece of riding apparel:
 A good pair of boots that don't hurt my feet, cowboy or otherwise. 
8. Favourite horse related web site:
I don’t think I have one anymore!  Websites have changed and the amount/type of content that is posted no longer interests me.  Most of my horse-related websites besides blogs are for online shopping!
9. Favourite piece of tack:
A fancy show halter - dark oil and silver! 
Wish list - Kathy's sterling overlay...
10. Favourite horse book:
I have read a lot of horse books. I think the one that stands out recently is:  Mark Rashid - A Good Horse is Never the Wrong Color.


11. Favorite horse movie:
Hidalgo?  Not sure on this one.
Feel free to share and add/delete questions as you wish.

2 comments:

  1. Good boots are pretty high on my list too ;)

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  2. I'm a big fan of lippizaners too. There must have been someone local to me breeding them because they're popping up here and there for sale and I have the "I wants" bad.

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