What superstitions do you have when it comes to your horses, riding, and/or showing? Do you have any good luck items/charms?
Love this post idea from Racing to Ride!
Mainly because I do have a few
weird, annoying superstitions about riding.
I do NOT like to wear or use things the first time.
Jackets, boots, breeches, saddle pads, bridles, whatever. While I love receiving new things, the actual act of putting them on myself or my horse before I ride makes me kinda nervous!
It always seems that when I do have something new going on, something else goes wrong. An example (or two):
Last summer our first horse show, she tears off a shoe. When I came the next day to my 4-shoed horse, I was wearing new breeches. She was LAME.
This summer I was fortunate enough to wear this lovely light purple long sleeved show shirt (pictured below) during O and I’s first show, along with my new show coat. They were new, and lovely. And my horse was a dragon.
There are other instances, but yeah. I’m a weirdo about it.
And finally, my other superstition/good luck charm that really just makes me laugh.
I blame my Mom for this one.
I went through a phase as a kid where all I wanted to eat was breakfast burritos (from McDonalds of course) and diet coke. Same phase where I was showing all the time, and doing really well. So naturally every show must be kicked off with breakfast burritos and a diet coke. It’s a requirement.