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  1. #21
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    I wonder if they're slippery to ride in-- all those stones that you're sitting on? I bet my butt would be very unhappy by the end of the parade.

    I must admit they're not to my taste-- too gaudy. I'm the more retiring type. I want people to notice me, but in a good way, if that makes sense. And I think those saddles WOULD make my butt look big.

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    Eye bleach. Need now!
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    OveroHunter - that's exactly what I thought!
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    Bling diva that I am, I actually liked the black saddle with white and red bling trim, and the "patriotic" red/white/blue model.

    Would I actually pay for one. No.

    But dey's pitty to look at.
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    OMG ... please dont tell me that is what Parade Saddles have evolved into!
    As a child my Dad had me showing a Parade Pony (early 70's) she was a GREAT way to learn to sit a trot when I chose to follow another venue. OMG, that is just ICK!!!
    "Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter, it gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark"



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    For those that like them - they're ON SALE!


    Me, I prefer the traditional parade saddles.
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    I sent the link to my friend and she immediately replied, "Liberace!"

    He might have loved them...except that he did have better taste. The costumes in the now-closed museum were lavish, but not appalling. Of course that was before the inventing of the Be-Dazzler.

    And I wonder if these jewels or sequins or whatever they are get hot in the sun, or leave imprints on your rump. Roy Rogers had a plastic red, white and blue saddle that was uncomfortably hot to ride in the summer.
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    I have to admit, I love them! If I ever rode in a parade, I would totally get one. I am impressed by the person who makes them - she also does the accessories. You could order one any way you'd like!

    What about skulls and lightning bolts??

    ETA - someone above mentioned that the photos are her "inventory." Probably not - they must be ones that she custom-made for previous customers.
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    Those are very interesting saddles.

    For parades, where you are just showing off, "parading" yourself and your horse in front of an audience that is there just having fun, doesn't care about any other, why not?

    Those sure were eye opening, anyway.



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    For all the jokes: those are not "Bedazzled." In fact I'm tempted to contact the seller and find out what adhesive s/he uses. Flatback rhinestones are usually glued on. Individually. (If you want them to STAY on, with especially toxic chemicals like E6000.) They're leaded crystal (the arguably best are Swarovski, but there's a company doing Czehk machine-cuts that are almost as good now). They would probably poke your butt, unless they're VERY small and packed very closely together.

    They do make hot-fix stones, but I don't think that would work on saddle leather, and some of the biggest stones are sewn on, but same problem--I don't think you can do that on leather tack.



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    I actually kind of like some of them.
    If I ever did parades with my horse and I got one for really cheap or free... I'd use it. I bet they would look pretty on my black Saddlebred!!
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    Many of those with the elaborate seat designs, I am not sure we are supposed to SIT ON them.
    Maybe put on a horse that is ponied from another horse, to show off the pretty saddle.



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    'Intrigued' is not the phrase I think of when I look at those saddles. 'ZOMG how fugly can you get!' is closer to my opinion.
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    Well, they are different, aren't they??

    If I'm seein' right, the saddles themselves are the cheapies that you can buy for a couple hundred or less at an auction. Then, it looks like, the seller put all the gems and glitter on. I'd say that's where the price comes from. It' ain't the saddle proper.

    But, hey, I'm a capitalist and if he/she can sell them and make a few bucks, go for it!
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    Okay, I am kinda fascinated... I want a custom one and a Gram Parsons-esque Nudie suit to wear with it...

    My poor pony would buck me off and head for the hills.



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    I have bought silver mounted parade tack from this gal before. She makes those saddle 100% by hand. While they are not my idea of a parade saddle, they sure are a art form of their own. They kinda remind me of the old Sioux beaded saddles.



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    "Parade saddles of the future".

    I lol'ed.



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    Well, at least there's some kind of use for cheap saddles.

    But, .... just .... ouch.
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    wonder how much they weigh?
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    I want one with faeries on it to go with my majickal gypsy vanner when I win the lotto and get one.



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