My Spending Freeze Wishlist

As you may have guessed, I’m currently on a bit of a spending freeze due to the wedding (helmet doesn’t count, Frankie earned me some dolla billz so that didn’t change my cash flow). And true to form, being on a spending freeze makes me IMMEDIATELY WANT ALL THE THINGS.

So sue me.

Here are a few of the items popping up lately that are giving me the grabby hands this fall:

LD Equestrian Leggings

The best pic I could find was a gratuitous butt shot HAPPY TUESDAY

I saw someone wearing these on Instagram and they looked pretty cool, and I also like to look cool. Also they come in navy. So you know they must be good. I’ve been wanting to get some leggings for a while now, and will happily take any recommendations you may have for breathable, cleanable, pretty ones that aren’t too slippery. But until someone gives me a different recommendation, these are on the list.

Mountain Horse Sovereigns

“But Olivia, I thought you already had two pairs?”

Yeah, I do. But you know what I don’t have?


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Be still my heart.

However, I can’t find these for sale anywhere. It was just one lone picture on one lone account on Twitter. But now I’m hoping. My current brown ones are looking pretty beat up, and these would be a gorgeous replacement. The two-tone lighter brown are def cool looking, but these are absolutely stunning. Hit me up if you find them anywhere.

Equifit BellyBand


Finally, something for Francis. Despite going 2 years with zero problems, Homeboy started getting spur rubs pretty easily on his left side this past summer. A combination of my weaker left leg moving too much, and him being incredibly dull to that side (also likely due in large part to my weaker left side). It’s not really a mystery. But while I’m working on correcting that, I would also love to give him a little extra protection until I can control that rogue left heel.

Charles Ancona Show Coat


Excuse me while I try to stop drooling. I currently have two lovely show coats- my more conservative hunter green one that I use for classics and my rare forays into the non-jumper ring, and my kickass light blue one for Every Other Time. But I’ve been starting to really covet something navy. Our barn colors are navy, red, and white (I’m sure you’ve seen our saddle pads and bonnets) and y’all know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE color-coordinating. A navy coat with white and red piping?! I could cry. And the people I know with Ancona’s just love them, totally rave about the quality. I touched one once in a store and it gave me better posture. It’s literally over 3x what I’ve ever paid for a coat before, but unimportant. It’s fine. The Equiline coats also offer customization, and AT has one that’s just gorgeous. So what I’m saying is that I want a custom navy coat.

Haas Dark Bay Brush Set

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Back to stuff for Frankie! A couple people in the barn have gotten the Haas sets lately, and absolutely love them. And their horses are looking super clean and shiny too. Getting Frankie a full set of really nice brushes has been on the list for a while, so these have made it to the wishlist. Apparently the curry comb is Better Than All Other Curry Combs, and Frankie thinks any brushing system that includes moar brushies is a total win. Big guy does love himself the itchy scratchies.

OK, your turn now! What’s giving you grabby hands these days?

27 thoughts on “My Spending Freeze Wishlist

  1. AMC 09/18/2018 / 8:13 am

    I have one of those HAAS brushes.. it is so nice I feel bad using it and getting it dirty! But I love it.


    • hellomylivia 09/18/2018 / 8:47 am

      I’ve heard so many good things, I think they need to move to the top of the list!


  2. the_everything_pony 09/18/2018 / 8:28 am

    My grabby hands desperately want a merlot set. Like merlot breeches, the merlot pad and polos and ear net. Alas, I have no horse to wear it with so in the dream bucket it goes lol. But those dark brown sovereigns!! You’re right about those – be still my heart ❤


  3. Rhiannon 09/18/2018 / 9:10 am

    Just for fun I looked on the dealer section for English Riding Supply (distributor of Mountain Horse) since I currently work for a tack store and the only colors offered are black and brown. Not to say dark brown isn’t coming, but it’s not currently available for even dealers to purchase.

    The main thing on my wish list currently is a saddle and new riding clothes, but other life situations (not horse-related) have to take precedent right now, so horse stuff will have to wait.


    • hellomylivia 09/18/2018 / 10:00 am

      Doesn’t it stink when horse stuff has to wait? I’m not so good at it.


      • Rhiannon F 09/18/2018 / 2:36 pm

        It’s definitely a struggle.

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  4. uncanny580 09/18/2018 / 9:44 am

    I feel like the Sovereigns may be photoshopped….did you check Europe? They always get the cool things before us.

    And the Haas brushes are THE BEST. I looooove mine.


    • uncanny580 09/18/2018 / 9:46 am

      Oh yeah…I also have my eyes on the Long jacket from Asmar in their new merlot color. Can’t wait till it is in my hands!

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    • hellomylivia 09/18/2018 / 10:00 am

      I’m pretty sure they’re photoshopped, which just breaks my heart 😦 Still searching, still hoping!


  5. T. A. Eyo ¥ 09/18/2018 / 10:10 am

    I got one pair of riding/exercise leggings last summer . . . and now I want all of them . . . and I’m also on a spending freeze due to school starting . . . but I might just splurge


  6. Amanda C 09/18/2018 / 10:15 am

    The grabby hands that I had 2 weeks ago turned into more of an “I dunno I just blacked out and woke up with all these receipts in my email”… so…

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  7. lauracoburn1111 09/18/2018 / 11:34 am

    I will just copy your list onto my running list, but with everything in green! Navy as a backup!


    • hellomylivia 09/18/2018 / 12:55 pm

      Haha I’m just the opposite- navy is my main color, and hunter green is my backup!


    • hellomylivia 09/18/2018 / 12:55 pm

      I’m always looking for things to add to my comfs collection!


  8. Stacie Seidman 09/18/2018 / 1:37 pm

    My most recent ridiculous idea is that I want to get a new saddle…. I bought a used Voltaire last year, but to be honest, I’m not as in love as I wanted to be. That super wide channel they have? Slips way back on every horse I’ve used it on. Yuck. So now I kinda want to just get the same Hermes I have, but with a little bit bigger seat… Cause my butt isn’t the same size it was 16 years ago.

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    • hellomylivia 09/18/2018 / 1:50 pm

      Everyone who’s had a Hermes always swears by them! Saddle shopping is the weirdest mix of fun at the outset and then annoying until you find the perfect one haha


  9. Holly 09/18/2018 / 10:10 pm

    So many wants. Actually need (no, like it’s a need) a new shimmable half pad so that’s top of the list right now. Would like a new breastplate at some point. Literally cannot fit another pair of breeches in the basket of breeches so there’s that at least. My boot count is up to 4 so I can’t justify anything there. I do want fancy brushes… and a new tack storage solution since my garage is turning into a giant tack room.
    And then there’s the fact that I accidentally dropped (um spiked?) my helmet on the barn aisle today and so a new one of those may be taking precedence sooner vs later.


    • hellomylivia 09/19/2018 / 9:07 am

      Oh gawd your poor helmet hahaha. We love our shimmable pad, the Mattes was expensive but totally worth it!


  10. martidoll123 09/19/2018 / 9:03 am

    i seem to be spending more on the barn stuff and less on the riding stuff but still spending….but great list and surely you can fit one or two on the need list before the wedding hA! 🙂 yes i am enabling


    • hellomylivia 09/19/2018 / 9:08 am

      Noooo I should’ve known better, blogland is full of enablers!! Between you and Amanda, I’m going to end up with everything on this list hahaha

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