Anyway, I fell across this blog hop the other day, and it looked like a lot of fun. I'm a bit of a tack ho, so this is definitely one for me...
First, I wanna know: what is the ONE piece of tack (or clothing) that you simply cannot live without? Put function aside for a moment and try to decide which piece of your tack ho collection is your favorite. It can be anything for you, or for your horse.
Because I'm completely incapable of doing just one thing, I will give two answers here.
The first is my totally amazing saddle. I got a stunning, new custom Butet that arrived in May of this year, and it's my favorite saddle of all time. The balance is exquisite, my leg improves just by sitting in it, the leather is divine, and my butt is happy. I'm convinced my position improved tenfold just by having this beautiful piece of equipment. It will be pried from my cold, dead hands.
I consider this a "necessity" item... within reason. Obviously, I could have purchased something less expensive, but on the other hand, you have to have a saddle to ride.
The second is what I would consider a totally frivolous item, particularly since I had perfectly nice stirrup irons leading up to this. But about three seasons ago I became more than mildly obsessed with the Wildkart Jin stirrups. I honestly don't care that they're a wide footbed, though over time I've come to rather appreciate that about them. I just like how they look, and the look on a rider's foot. So sexy. (I don't know. It just is.) I am basically obsessed with them and admire my foot in the stirrup every day. (Yes. It's very vain of me. I DON'T CARE.)
An extremely attractive display on top of the barn's washing machine...
They should pay me for this stuff, really.
precious all dressed up
Second, I'd like to know what you're currently saving up for or lusting after. Basically, what item do you have your eyes set on right now? If someone handed you enough money, what would be the first thing to buy on your list?
Ugh. Where do I start.
I've been lusting after a pair of Parlantis for a long time, but my goodness they are expensive and I really just cannot justify it... yet.
Also these Tailored Sportsmans in this color, which is Ivy.
STOP BEING SO BEAUTIFUL
And last but not least, a Back on Track blanket for Pony. But I refuse to buy one because *fingers crossed* someday my dressage horse will sell and I'll get a new creature and it seems silly to buy a BoT blanket for a horse I might not have much longer.