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post #1 of 27 Old 12-10-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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bucket list: 25 things every rider should experience!

well...I just found this and was really suprised at how many I could cross off! how bout you guys?

1 Gallop on the beach.
2 Win a blue ribbon, even if it’s for the egg and spoon race!
3 Enjoy an evening of equestrian theater, from major touring productions such as Cavalia to local performance troupes.
4 Try your hand at cattle work. Find out what it means when they say a horse is “cowy.”
5 Jump! From crossrails to cross-country obstacles, experience the thrill of soaring over fences.
6 Fall off and get right back on again. Conquering fear is empowering.
7 See the majestic white Lipizzan stallions at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
8 Come to a sliding stop on a well-trained reining horse.
9 Take a lesson with your equestrian idol, _________ (you fill in the blank.)
10 Nurse a horse through a crisis and back to full health.
11 Experience the smooth ride of a gaited horse.
12 Watch the horses come through the Head of the Lake on cross-country day at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
13 Have the courage to do the right thing for your horse, even when it’s not easy.
14 Attend the Kentucky Derby dressed to the nines—including hat!
15 Tackle a trail accessible only by horseback and enjoy the view.
16 Take your dream vacation on horseback.
17 Master the sitting trot.
18 Ride a fine-tuned horse in your discipline of choice, be it dressage schoolmaster or barrel champ.
19 Watch polo. Even better, try your hand at it!
20 Feed, muck, groom, ride. Repeat daily.
21 Wake up to a whinny every morning.
22 Fly down the track on a Thoroughbred.
23 Meet one of your favorite famous horses in person.
24 Ride bareback, bridleless ... or both!
25 Share a bond with your horse that’s deeper than words

I've got 1 2 5 6 7(ish. I''ve seen majestic spanish lippizanners preforming, but not in vienna) 11 13 15 16 17 19 20 22(ish. flown down a field on a thoroughbred?) 23(sorta. secretariats grandson. counts?) 24, 25:)
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post #2 of 27 Old 12-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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This is fun!! I can cross off the following -

2 Win a blue ribbon, even if it’s for the egg and spoon race!
3 Enjoy an evening of equestrian theater, from major touring productions such as Cavalia to local performance troupes. (Magical!)
5 Jump! From crossrails to cross-country obstacles, experience the thrill of soaring over fences. (Best feeling ever!!!!!)
6 Fall off and get right back on again. Conquering fear is empowering. (Let's not count how many times ...)
7 See the majestic white Lipizzan stallions at the Spanish Riding School. (Didn't go to Vienna)
11 Experience the smooth ride of a gaited horse.
17 Master the sitting trot. (On SOME horses!! :p *cough* gaited *cough*)
18 Ride a fine-tuned horse in your discipline of choice, be it dressage schoolmaster or barrel champ.
20 Feed, muck, groom, ride. Repeat daily.
21 Wake up to a whinny every morning. (<3)
23 Meet one of your favorite famous horses in person. (Sapphire!!)
24 Ride bareback, bridleless ... or both! (Both :])
25 Share a bond with your horse that’s deeper than words (<33)

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post #3 of 27 Old 12-11-2012, 01:12 AM
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Haha, the only one I avoid doing is winning a blue ribbon! First place in Canada is red and second is blue! LOL IDK why though. It's okay though because red is my favourite colour.
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post #4 of 27 Old 12-11-2012, 01:47 AM
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5 Jump! From crossrails to cross-country obstacles, experience the thrill of soaring over fences. It was only small but awesome fun

6 Fall off and get right back on again. Conquering fear is empowering. Done this a few times laughed every time

20 Feed, muck, groom, ride. Repeat daily.

21 Wake up to a whinny every morning. Best sound ever!

22 Fly down the track on a Thoroughbred. Does it count if I was just ridng the horse used for ponying out with a baby. It was an awesome feeling

23 Meet one of your favorite famous horses in person. I met the famous reining stallion in Australia Shiny n Nu beautiful horse inside and out

24 Ride bareback, bridleless ... or both! Best rides ever

25 Share a bond with your horse that’s deeper than words

Looks like I still have quite a list to work on.

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along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #5 of 27 Old 12-11-2012, 02:07 AM
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Haha, the only one I avoid doing is winning a blue ribbon! First place in Canada is red and second is blue! LOL IDK why though. It's okay though because red is my favourite colour.
Same in the UK, red is 1st and blue is second. Hence the phrase "red or dead" ;)
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post #6 of 27 Old 12-11-2012, 02:31 AM
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1 Gallop on the beach.
2 Win a blue ribbon, DONE!
3 Enjoy an evening of equestrian theater, DONE!.
4 Try your hand at cattle work. Find out what it means when they say a horse is “cowy.”
5 Jump! DONE!
6 Fall off and get right back on DONE!
7 See the majestic white Lipizzan stallions at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
8 Come to a sliding stop on a well-trained reining horse.
9 Take a lesson with your equestrian idol, _________ (you fill in the blank.)
10 Nurse a horse through a crisis DONE!
11 Experience the smooth ride DONE!
12 Watch the horses come through the Head of the Lake on cross-country day at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
13 Have the courage to do the right thing DONE!
14 Attend the Kentucky Derby dressed to the nines—including hat!
15 Tackle a trail DONE!
16 Take your dream vacation on horseback.
17 Master the sitting trot.
18 Ride a fine-tuned horse in your discipline of choice, be it dressage schoolmaster or barrel champ.
19 Watch polo. Even better, try your hand at it!
20 Feed, muck, groom, ride. DONE!
21 Wake up to a whinny DONE!
22 Fly down the track on a Thoroughbred.
23 Meet one of your favorite famous horses in person.
24 Ride bareback, bridleless DONE!
25 Share a bond DONE!
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1 Gallop on the beach. Done!
2 Win a blue ribbon, even if it’s for the egg and spoon race! Done!
3 Enjoy an evening of equestrian theater, from major touring productions such as Cavalia to local performance troupes. Done!
4 Try your hand at cattle work. Find out what it means when they say a horse is “cowy.” Done!
5 Jump! From crossrails to cross-country obstacles, experience the thrill of soaring over fences.Done!
6 Fall off and get right back on again. Conquering fear is empowering.Done!
7 See the majestic white Lipizzan stallions at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. I didn't go to Vienna, they came to me haha.
8 Come to a sliding stop on a well-trained reining horse.
9 Take a lesson with your equestrian idol, _________ I've had lessons with both Brett Parbery and Tor Van Den Berg and I've stayed at Blas Lago's house for a week.
10 Nurse a horse through a crisis and back to full health.
11 Experience the smooth ride of a gaited horse.
12 Watch the horses come through the Head of the Lake on cross-country day at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
13 Have the courage to do the right thing for your horse, even when it’s not easy.Done :(
14 Attend the Kentucky Derby dressed to the nines—including hat!
15 Tackle a trail accessible only by horseback and enjoy the view. Done!
16 Take your dream vacation on horseback.
17 Master the sitting trot. Done!
18 Ride a fine-tuned horse in your discipline of choice, be it dressage schoolmaster or barrel champ. Done!
19 Watch polo. Even better, try your hand at it! Tried it, it's a blast!
20 Feed, muck, groom, ride. Repeat daily. Done!
21 Wake up to a whinny every morning. Done!
22 Fly down the track on a Thoroughbred. Well, not on the track, but next to it on my old OTTB
23 Meet one of your favorite famous horses in person. I've groomed for Northern Hector, Northern Xanthus III and Vivaldi.
24 Ride bareback, bridleless ... or both! Done both!
25 Share a bond with your horse that’s deeper than words Most definitely :)

...Every rider has that one horse that changes everything about them...
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26 Go to the famous Live horse museum in France Chantilly!

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post #9 of 27 Old 12-11-2012, 08:25 AM
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I need to ride on the beach, play polo & go to Vienna and I can complete the list :) Though I have rode one of the touring Lip stallions, kind of counts I guess?
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post #10 of 27 Old 12-11-2012, 09:36 AM
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Fun list. I've got a long ways to go, but here's where I stand!

1 Gallop on the beach. (Post gallop pic below, with hubby on amazing honeymoon trip-which counts as #16)
5 Jump! From crossrails to cross-country obstacles, experience the thrill of soaring over fences.
6 Fall off and get right back on again. Conquering fear is empowering.
7 See the majestic white Lipizzan stallions at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. (NOT IN VIENNA)
14 Attend the Kentucky Derby dressed to the nines—including hat! (HAT PIC BELOW!! )
16 Take your dream vacation on horseback.
20 Feed, muck, groom, ride. Repeat daily.
23 Meet one of your favorite famous horses in person.
24 Ride bareback, bridleless ... or both!
25 Share a bond with your horse that’s deeper than words
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