When should I start collecting stuff for my horse
I already have a bridle but it has a Tom Thumb bit
And I would like a snaffle btw I am going to ride mainly western
There is a open horse show coming in April close to where I live
This might be a good place to ask some questions
But I don't want to show though
Hahahaha!! I just had a flash-back to going down to the tack shop to buy breeches when I started getting serious with riding lessons. I listened in on a conversation about bits, asked a question, got an answer, and then we had another conversation that started off with one of them saying to me "When you get your
horse..." and I said "Oh, I'm just taking riding lessons, I don't know that I'm going to get a horse..." and they both just looked at me like "RIGHT." :roll:
And here I am.
Once you start leasing a horse (or get your own) you will have an absolute Gear Buying Bonanza. No need to start too soon.
What I'd suggest, if you really want to gear up (and you have all your own personal stuff like clothes and boots and such) is to invest in a grooming kit. You'll need that no matter what horse you get. Mine has a curry (two curries, one for his summer coat and a different one for his winter coat), a flick brush, a dandy brush, a hoof pick, a wide-toothed comb, and a big really stiff brush with a handle that I use to scrub off the outside of his hooves before I pick them up (and I also hang his blankets over the fence when they get very grubby, and I use that same brush to scour the ook off of them). And a bucket for holding the lot of it.
Go to the tack shop and try out the different brushes - I find that some of them are very easy for me to hold, and others aren't.