Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event fever is starting to build on social media, have you noticed? Two years ago I attended Rolex. It was epic–something I had yearned to do for as long as I can remember. It was definitely one of this horse lover’s bucket list items. I even rode on a guided horseback tour of the cross country course the day before with an OLYMPIC eventer as the guide! (Read the tale of the Olympic equestrian tour guide here.)
I’ve crossed many bucket list items off at this point in my life (aging helps), but there are still sooo many I want to do. Here are 30 horse lover’s (and lovers’) bucket list items. The ones in bold are the ones I have yet to accomplish. The ones in regular font or in green as links I have already done. Which ones have you accomplished? Please leave a comment so we can compare lists! 🙂
Horse Lovers’ Bucket List Items
- Ride a horse on a beach.
- Ride your own horse on a beach.
- Swim on horseback.
- Host a Kentucky Derby party at your home.
- Attend the Kentucky Derby in real life.
- Develop a killer ability to sit the trot without jiggling around.
- Teach your horse how to bow.
- Teach your horse to do the Spanish walk.
- Learn how to braid a tail like a professional.
- Learn how to braid a mane in one long French braid swoop.
- Take a polo lesson.
- Watch a polo match.
- Watch a polo match on snow.
- Visit a working ranch and ride with cowboys.
- Re-read all the Marguerite Henry stories you loved as a kid.
- Attend the annual Pony Penning swim in Chincoteague.
- Practice yoga, because it’s good for you and your horse.
- Ride in a clinic with a famous trainer.
- Attend the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event and take a bunch of XC pictures on your cell phone.
- Buy your dream horse.
- Buy your dream saddle.
- Introduce a newbie to horses and pay for their first lesson.
- Hire a professional photographer to take pictures of you and your horse.
- Commission a professional painting of your favorite horse.
- Write a letter or a card to your veterinarian thanking him or her for keeping your horse healthy.
- Trail ride up to the Hollywood sign.
- Create a DIY project with one of your horse’s old shoes.
- Ride side saddle.
- Go to Breeders’ Cup with friends. (Planning to do this in November! Is it too early to think about what to wear? Anybody know where I can find a fascinator?)
Your Turn: What other horse lovers’ bucket list activities should I have included? Which ones do you also want to cross off the list?
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