The Horsey Bucket List

Okay friends, you know what’s coming.  Every equestrian of every style has a “horsey” bucket list of all the weird crap they want to do atop a 1,000lb animal, or involving horses in some way.  Because if we didn’t, we’d be insane, right?

Well, I too have one of those lists.  And here it is.  Enjoy!  Give me suggestions!  Tell me about all the things you’ve done or want to do!

  1. Stay overnight at a big horse show.
  2. Go swimming with a horse.
  3. Play a game of polo.
  4. Do one of those vacation weeks at a working ranch.
  5. Jousting!
  6. Tour the UK on a trail riding countryside trip.
  7. Exercise ride a racehorse.
  8. Get yelled at by Our Lord and Master the all-knowing ever precise George Morris.
  9. Beat a pro in a horse trial.
  10. See the Lipizzaners AT the Spanish Riding School, IN Vienna.
  11. Get around a USHJA Hunter Derby Course.
  12. Go riding on the beach!
  13. Ride sidesaddle (there’s a theme starting here).
    Did this one in a lesson demo as part of the Maryland Horse World Expo!
  14. Learn to jump sidesaddle.
  15. FOXHUNT.
  16. FOXHUNT SIDESADDLE.
  17. FOXHUNT SIDESADDLE IN ENGLAND. PRETEND I’M ON DOWNTON ABBEY. COMPLETE LIFE AND DIE HAPPILY.

Photo “Searching low” by beaucon

18 Comments

  1. hahahah “17. FOXHUNT SIDESADDLE IN ENGLAND. PRETEND I’M ON DOWNTON ABBEY. COMPLETE LIFE AND DIE HAPPILY.”
    That is my absolute favorite! I would totally do this with you!

  2. I love these!

  3. Great list! I want to do some of these as well.

  4. I don’t have one. 🙁 But I totally agree with FOXHUNT!

    • You should definitely make one! It was fun to think about 😀 I’m pretty much dying to go fox hunting in any way shape or form, but I think it’s pretty expensive… Boo.

  5. We’ve been foxhunting (altho not sidesaddle a la downton abby) and have seen the lippizzans in vienna – would love to do some of the others with you 🙂

  6. Definitely exercise ride a race horse would be my #1!

  7. You can do 2 and 12 at the same time in Bradenton, Fl! It was awesome 🙂

  8. We boarded our horses at a dude ranch in Washington State and I worked there most summers as a teen, taking out trail rides. We used to take the horses bareback to the ‘ol swimming hole, have them swim around, stand still while we jumped off their backs into the water etc, it was a lot of fun. They were very patient horses! I guess I’ve done 2,3,6,12 and 13. Still a lot left to look forward to!

  9. Great list! I love number 17!

  10. I want to do an endurance race someday – the short one (50 miles) !!!

What say you?