As equestrians I think we can all relate to getting excited about small things that your average non horsey friend would simply not get. I had one of those moments at my last horse show.
I have been dragging a stupid bucket back and forth to my stall and muck piles all year. That is approximately 7 horse shows spanning about 3 days a piece on average. Annie is probably one of the most disgusting stall dwellers in existence. I kid you not.
She seriously takes the cake on messiest stall in history. I have to pick it out like 5 times a day to keep the piles out so she doesn’t ground them into the ground. Not only does this mean a lot of shavings but it means a bunch of trips to my stall dragging the damn muck tub. Approx 10-15 per horse show or 70 trips min this year. Not that I did the math or anything.
When I got to Feather Creek last month I decided enough was enough. It was time to give up the dang tub and invest in a wheelbarrow. Having never needed to buy one before I had literally no idea how much they cost. Some of you might be thinking well what about those carts they make. Well those suckers are somewhere between $45-$65 depending on the retailer. WHY?! So total investment including the tub itself is somewhere between $50-$70 varying based on where you purchase and how much you shop around.If I knew that I could have spent $50 for a wheelbarrow at the beginning of the year I never would have waited this long. Why is it $50 buckaroos for something so simple I do not know. I knew I wanted the plastic handles but that’s about as far as I got. Saw what I wanted and bought it. I don’t know why I had it in my head that it would be more trouble than it was worth but its not. Best boring purchase ever.
Enter the wheelbarrow. He is my new favorite horse show companion. Gone are the days of dragging that stupid tub, getting gross trying to pick it up, or storing it in my tack room. Sure the wheel barrow might take up more room but it fits fine in the bed of my truck or even in the front of the horse area of my trailer. Money well spent!
What are some small things that you have gotten ridiculously excited about? Surely I am not the only one 😉