There is a small silver lining to this story, which is that my husband is still committed to getting me a pricey (for us) horse-related Christmas gift.
And I have the perfect idea.
I currently ride in synthetic tall boots. I know, I know. At the time I bought them, they were the best option available on a lot of fronts. They've served me well - far, far better than I have deserved. But I've known for some time now that tall boots would have to be my next pricey equestrian purchase.
Lo and behold, the COTH forums adore these particular boots - HKM Spain Field Boots.
But here's why I want them: they come in brown.
I have long coveted a pair of brown field boots. Serious covet. Desperate, starry-eyed, covet.
But now that I am in a position to pull the trigger, I am having second thoughts. I think about matching brown field boots to things, and I think about possibly showing. My black tall boots are not dead yet entirely - they could serve for showing.
But will I be that weirdo? I already have a silver helmet.
In case you couldn't tell, I am not a big risk-taker when it comes to color...