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  1. #1
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    Default Your tack/brand obsessions

    I feel like there was a recent thread on here about this but didn't find it so I'm starting one
    What are you obsessed with?
    For instance...
    I am completely obsessed with Baker products. I just bought my horses matching Baker lightweights (almost all their blankets are bakers) and I love the look so much I just was seriously considering getting seat covers for my truck, even though they're $260...luckily I came to my senses.
    I'm also obsessed with Ecogold products!
    I have many other obsessions but those are my two main ones
    What are yours?



  2. #2
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    I am obsessed with Sox Trot's knee highs. Not zocks, Sox Trots.
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!



  3. #3
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    Since moving to Germany I heart Pikeur, Eskadron, and Cavallo!!! Amazing quality and style!



  4. #4
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    Bobby's English Tack. "Stole" a flat hunt bridle off of Ebay - wider flat nose band for my long headed TB - butter soft.
    And nothing bad happened!



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    I second Bobby's English Tack. I also love Nunn Finer, since it is geared more to eventers. That said, they have come out with some lovely hunter and dressage bridles.

    My other fave is Toklat. I love that I can get custom pads and even girths for a reasonable price. I got a really nice black with white fleece girth for my jump saddle since I had a very hard time finding a nice black one (in a 54" or 56"!). Very pleased. I like their bits, too.
    Failure is always an option*
    -Mythbusters

    *As long as you figure out what you f'ed up and fix it! -Me



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    I have a couple of must haves:
    Ortho-flex saddles- love them!!! Haven't found a horse yet that one in my collection won't fit
    Skito pads- pretty much don't use anything else
    Irideon breeches- great for distance riding
    “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain



  7. #7
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    Black Country saddles
    I'm a new Five Star Tack convert
    Horseware Ireland stuff is great

    Not a brand, but lately I've been a fan of anything plaid.
    Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

    Former owner of the best Amish-carthorse-turned-eventer ever



  8. #8
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    The Horseware Newmarket Collection!!! If I didn't have a budget, I'd own all their clothing. Love my vests! I'm always looking for Newmarket closeouts.

    Albion...I love albion...their bridles, saddles

    Thinline. Another brand that I will always snatch up if it's on serious closeout.

    Back On Track...Their products do work. Once again, if I can find a deal I will buy.

    Sprenger bits. I am currently on the hunt for a good deal on a D ring RS model.

    Custom Saddlery....I would really like to have the Wolfgang Vienna Model.

    Effax leather cleaning products



  9. #9
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    I love the Five Star Tack bridles and breastplates - they will replace what I currently have someday (when they need replacement!)

    I love my ecogold front boots, I'm still on the fence about the hinds.

    I love SmartPak, pretty much the only place I buy from now - although I do still buy from BitofBritain too!



  10. #10
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    Not a brand, but leather halters. It's crazy how many I have.



  11. #11
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    I can't stop myself from buying reins. I have three bridles, but at least ten pairs of reins. I'm really dying to get my hands on some calfskin and Thinline ones.



  12. #12
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    Old plantation style saddles.

    Buena Vista, Minihan, Wilbourne, old homemade saddles from that period. And Eli Miller saddles.

    Luckily I have freakishly narrow TWH that the old turn-of-the-century saddles fit perfectly since they tend to be too narrow for most modern horses. I'm currently on the hunt for an authentic Conestoga wheel horse saddle to refurbish.



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    Beautiful belts-- English or western.

    They are jewelry to me. I don't need a rock and metal anything-- too expensive, too breakable, too non-functional. Clearly a waste.

    I have and will spend a lot of money on a belt and buckle. Oh, but I do have my own butt that will hold up my jeans for free. Makes no difference. People are only half-way dressed if they aren't wearing a belt, IMO.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat



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