As you can see by this photo of my sister and me, we both (*cough*) bought a few things. I couldn't resist a pair of boots-- hey, they were $30. below retail, and trust me, I know retail boot prices!-- and I got a cute and comfy t-shirt, a cap, a jar of incredibly delicious horse cookies (or so Wally and Lexi tell me), and a pair of western spurs.
I couldn't tell you what all my sister, Jill, bought, because she always out-shops me. I can't keep up with her.
Some of the things I won't buy at Equine Affaire or any other horse expo?
- The latest incarnation of a bit.
- Any gizmo that promises to train my horse to the highest levels of _______________ (fill in the blank).
- Any miracle cure that promises to be a cure for anything and everything that can afflict a horse. I mean, really. Just one scoop of Wonder Tonic and everything from bowed tendon to navicular to Crazy Mare Syndrome evaporates? Uh-huh.
- Super expensive bright shiny gaudy horse jewelry. Any super expensive shiny jewelry comes from my husband. It's in our marriage contract.
Otherwise, I can pretty much be swayed to buy any product that makes my life with horses easier... especially if it's marked below retail.
If you'd like to see what other shoppers nabbed at Equine Affaire last week, click on this link: Cindy Stalks Shoppers at Equine Affaire. I had a lot of fun taking a peek inside the bags of other horse lovers at the grand expo.
And if you'd like to share any great buys you've scored at a horse expo-- or if you have any other comments-- please share them by clicking on "comments" below or emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.