Soooo Friday was my 30th birthday and the 24th anniversary of my first ever riding lesson. If only my parents knew how quickly that “I just want a riding lesson for my birthday”, would turn into “I just want a pony for my birthday.”
Since my husband knows me, and loves me, he knew to skip the “gifts for her” section of our local department store. Instead, he hit up the internet (and some of my friends) for things related to XC and Navy. Did I mention he really loves me?
The first gift? Something I have been drooling over since they came out, and that I had on my wish list for KY3DE this year. Navy Professional Choice XC boots:
Now, I have these same boots right now in white, and I LOVE them. Seriously, the little ankle part on the front boots do an amazing job of keep the boots in place. At Team Challenge, we had two waters. At Spring Bay, we rode in DEEP mud. Both times, these boots stayed put. Buuuut the white ones are kind of a giant pain to keep clean. Annnnd with my new commitment to hot pink and navy, I am really excited to have these.
Of course, my friend giving my husband advice is strictly against the mixing of navy and black. As like… a matter of principle. So she had another item that she
basically shoved down my husband’s throat as a necessity gently suggested. It’s an item I have gone back an forth on. From a safety perspective, it was probably a necessity. But from a cost perspective, I had been putting it off.
The Charles Owen 4Star Jockey Skull. In Navy. Of Course.
So this thing is um… beautiful. (I know, the hunter princess in me just died a quick but painful death.) I had originally written off the CO helmets when I couldn’t find one of their traditional helmets that fit me. Honestly though, the 4Star felt GREAT (other than being just sliiiightly too small). Luckily, we are able to exchange it for the next size up, so I am SO excited to have this whenever we can go XC again.
Of course, the friend that encouraged my husband to spend the money on that helmet also stepped up to the plate. I don’t have pics of it yet, but there is a navy, pink and sparkly bonnet coming May’s way… We may never set any speed records on XC, but maybe we will set a couple of fashion records.
Update on Flexbile Fit
Still loving the bridle! Second ride in it last night, and May does seem WAY happier. I’ve even ditched the flash for now. But my other update is that they actually emailed me last night to make sure I am still happy with it. How great is that?! Take all my money haha