Every horse lover needs a list like this!

No matter how long you’ve been riding you’ve likely come up with a few horsey dreams. These are things that you hope to accomplish, experience, or even purchase. Why not turn those wishes into an equestrian bucket list? A bucket list is a little more intense than a ‘to do’ list; it’s your biggest goals. Stop daydreaming, instead start doing the things you’ve always wanted to. It can be helpful to see your dreams written out and crossed off. It’s great motivation!

If you need some inspiration, then check out these 30 horse goals that are circulating throughout the equestrian world. Don’t be intimidated… your bucket list can include anything you want. Some people may want to travel the world on horseback, while others dream of riding without a saddle or bridle. Your list should reflect you and your horse.

Bucket List of 30 Goals for Equestrians

  1. Ride a horse on the beach
  2. Teach your horse a cool trick like how to bow
  3. Visit a dude ranch for the weekend
  4. Watch the ponies swim in Chincoteague
  5. Ride in the snow
  6. Binge-watch the Heartland series
  7. Try riding in a side saddle
  8. Go on a horseback safari adventure
  9. Master a flying lead change
  10. Ride a mule at the Grand Canyon National Park
  11. Buy your heart horse
  12. Order custom riding boots
  13. Ditch the saddle and try bareback riding
  14. Watch a foal be born
  15. Volunteer at a horse rescue
  16. Participate in a costume contest
  17. Go on an overnight trail ride
  18. Attend a clinic with a famous rider
  19. Watch a polo match
  20. Jump a fence with your horse
  21. Herd cattle on horseback
  22. Buy your dream saddle
  23. Experience a team chase
  24. Get a professional painting of your horse
  25. Try yoga on horseback
  26. Achieve the perfect sitting trot
  27. Give a riding lesson to a beginner
  28. Re-read your favorite horse novel
  29. Collect a shelf of Breyer model horses
  30. Watch the Kentucky Derby live

Whoa! Can you imagine accomplishing all of those? You’d have a bunch of fun stories to tell. The items on this list will help you see and experience more in life. Isn’t that the purpose of a bucket list anyway? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to watch ocean waves tumble onto the beach with my favorite mare, Honey Bee.

What kind of things would you put on your bucket list? There’s no limit! Get creative and make your horsey dreams come true.


Emily Fought

Emily Fought discovered her passion for horses early on in life. When she isn't writing about them, you can find her in the barn riding. Although Emily's background is in dressage, she enjoys cross-training and is an avid trail rider. She resides in Northeastern Ohio with her husband and small dog. Together, they own and operate Humblewood Farm. Emily not only writes for YourHorseFarm.com but CowgirlMagazine.com as well!