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