Bucket list. This two-word phrase holds its origins in the 2007 movie The Bucket List. The title references the three-word phrase “kick the bucket”. If someone asks what you want to do before you kick the bucket, they are asking what you want to accomplish or experience before you die. The idea of a bucket list fits perfectly with the equestrian lifestyle. After all, buckets are ubiquitous in the horse world.
Like many of us, I have a list of horse-related activities I would like to complete before death. I’ve certainly had some fun riding adventures so far. If the good Lord grants, I would surely appreciate experiencing more.
On that note, 2020 seems like a great year to try something new or reach for a long-held goal. Those round, even numbers just roll off the tongue when you say them. The numbers call to me somehow. It’s like 2020 wants to be featured prominently as part of my life story.
In the future, when you look back on your life, is there anything you might want to say that you started or completed in 2020? For me, beginning a horse-related blog was one of mine.
Here is a list of other activities that are on my bucket list. Some I might be able to accomplish in 2020, but others will definitely have to wait.
*Ride in a parade
*Ride in a horse fair/expo demo
*Try a “new to me” discipline like maybe endurance riding, mounted archery or jousting
*Adopt another horse- This time from a rescue/mustang training challenge
*Work cattle from horseback again
*Ride in a horse show again
What is on YOUR equestrian bucket list?