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post #1 of 26 Old 07-31-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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What's on your "horse bucket list"?

Just for fun, what's on your "horse bucket list"? Wha tkinds of things would you like to do or try before your horse days are over?

I'm all the time adding to my little list. I don't have big aspirations or anything, just some things I'd eventually like to try. I'm no big horse rider, just mostly a trail rider for fun.

Here are some of mine in no particular order:

Learn to drive a cart/teach my horse to drive
Horse camping (I know not a really big deal, but something I've never done)
Compete in some type of horse show or speed event
Ride my own horse on a beach--not sure how I will accomplish that since I live 2 states away from the closest ocean!
Multi-day packing trip
Try mounted shooting
Carry a flag for a parade, rodeo, etc.
Cattle drive, calf branding/vaccinating, roundup or something like that
Be a part of a historical reenactment/show/rendezvous/etc.

So share yours!
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post #2 of 26 Old 07-31-2011, 06:53 PM
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I only have one thing on any bucket list, and that is to gallop bareback through a field of yellow flowers.

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post #3 of 26 Old 07-31-2011, 06:53 PM
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I want to:
Ride on a beach
Go on a trail ride
Go to a local show and compete
Have professional pictures taken
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post #4 of 26 Old 07-31-2011, 09:46 PM
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To go riding in the forest, as fast as i can.

Gallope through a medow (while its raining) that never seems to end

And ride on the beach
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post #5 of 26 Old 07-31-2011, 09:54 PM
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Ride on the beach.
Ride a Novice cross country course.
Get a 70% dressage score at any level.
Carry a flag in a rodeo or horse show.
Jump 4 feet.
Ride a canter-pirouette.
Visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Meet Stacey Westfall.
Ride a 17 second barrel run.
Own a warmblood.
Participate in a clinic by a top rider in any discipline (except Saddleseat, lol)

I know I'll think of more later. Some of these aren't realistic, but hey, it's something to shoot for.
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post #6 of 26 Old 07-31-2011, 09:56 PM
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-- Complete a 100 mile endurance ride.

-- Win my region's junior novice and/or junior open championship in competitive trail riding.

-- Do some gaited dresage.

-- Compete in a jumper show, just because I can.

-- Teach my horse to drive.

-- Win a model/halter class.

-- Compete in SSHBEA sport horse and win some stuff.

-- Raise a foal. I like baby horsies.

Basicly, I want to do everything.
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post #7 of 26 Old 08-01-2011, 05:42 PM
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I am new to the horse world, so I haven't done all that much. This may be quite the list:
- Learn driving, and compete in Competitive Driving
- Open my own stable
- Learn cutting
- Win the barrel racing event at my local rodeo
- Own Belgians and Shires
- Go swimming with my horse
- Go camping with my horse
I may think of more later.
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post #8 of 26 Old 08-01-2011, 05:53 PM
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-Learn to ride English
-Start showing
-Do eventing
-Try every type of horse sport (not necessarily show, just learn the basics)
-Have an OTTB
-Win high point at a show
-Make more horsey friends
-Race through a vineyard
-Race through a walnut orchard
-Bareback swimming w/ my horse
-Camping w/ my horse
-Lear to haul my own trailer
-Ride on a beach
-(Not sure if this counts but) Attend all three triple crown races in the same year
I bet I'll think of more :)

You are never better than anyone. Every rider has skills they need to improve. The only one you must compare yourself with, is you.
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post #9 of 26 Old 08-01-2011, 07:49 PM
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Just to own one :)

And ride on the beach!

Horseless currently. Hoping someday that will change.
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post #10 of 26 Old 08-01-2011, 07:53 PM
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- Ride along the beach, bareback
- Ride a Kur to Beatles music
- Piaffe
- Try cutting
- Try reining
- Attend the WEG or Olympics
- Be able to walk, trot, canter with no bridle or saddle (can walk, still working on trot).

... And that's all I can think of right now.

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