So the horrible thing about sales is that they make us want things that we don’t actually need. One of the big tack stores in my area (HO for you locals) is having their seasonal sale (they do 4 sales a year) where everything in the store except for supplements and medical stuff is on sale for 20-80% off. Normally this would be the perfect time to stock up on boots for Gen, get new clippers or just buy the things that I have been eyeballing for the past 3 months. The thing is that as of right now I do not need ANYTHING for Gen. I have plenty of spare halters and leads, enough vet wrap to cover my whole pony, and so many boots and wraps I could cover all four legs of the entire NYPD mounted unit.
Normally I would just not go to the sale then since I didn’t need anything, but there is something that I kind of want…a new pair of winter riding breeches. Last summer I was going crazy having so much horse stuff lying around that I cleaned house and brought a lot of things (although not nearly enough since I still have 3 brand new unused blankets and a crate full of other stuff) to sell on consignment. My beautiful jumping saddle sold and so did the 5+ pairs of breeches that I never used.
After the big sale I went through my stuff again and threw away my breeches that had more than 3 holes per pair. I didn’t give a whole lot of thought to what I got rid of until last week when I was getting ready for my lesson. I accidentally got rid of all my winter breeches except for one pair…a pair that I hate because they are ultra low rise and thus make me feel like I am constantly mooning everyone at the barn. So I figured I would just tough it out for two months until I saw the sale flyer. It seems silly to walk around with freezing legs when I can get a nice toasty pair of winter breeches on sale…right?
So I guess my questions to you all is are winter breeches really worth it? If they are, what is a good inexpensive brand that I should look out for? I am thinking I want boot cut since with all my layers on last week it was a big fight to get my half chaps up. All my readers in crazy places like Maine and Minnesota I need your advice. And all my fiscally sensible readers I am half hoping you will talk me out of going since I really don’t need them. If I have to write a post to justify getting them I know that I don’t need them!!!! Why do I want them so bad?