I am a typical American. When I think of horse stuff, I always think cowboy. It never even occurs to me that there is an Equestrian sport. It’s not just in England but we have it here too. Mainly rich New York and Beverly Hills people do it though so it’s not a typical thing here. I’m not rich so I can’t really say that I can afford it but I’m really into it if the possibility were available to me.
I was looking at the Dogwood of London website and they have every kind of Horse supplies that you could even think of and then some. Riding boots, hats and clothes for the person then everything else for the horse. Bridles, saddles, rugs, shoe accessories, horse boots which blew my mind. I never even thought that a horse would need boots but apparently they need them for their tendons. Whodathunkit?
We see a lot of movies where they are playing Polo or just out riding and not just British movies and tv shows but also here in America like in the movie Pretty Woman. You know the famous scene in Pretty Woman where she dresses up in a really pretty dress that she got in Beverly Hills thanks to the manager at the hotel and she still gets called a whore by the other women. Then in tv shows like Charmed, Chuck and Smallville you see some episodes where they are riding horses with all of this gear on.
I don’t know, I’ve never really been on a horse and I think that if I ever did get a chance I’d want to do it in style, not just with a cowboy hat on while yelling YEE HAW. I’d want my first time on a horse to be special and not be such a typical American about it.