So I have (well it was its faded to non tacky now ) a bright pink longe whip. Pale pink bell boots, which clash wonderfully with the horse I bought them for. She is a very orange chestnut. I am thinking of matching it up with a fun saddle pad that is a pinky mauve with what is either stylized flowers or fireworks. Oh and my helmet cover has pink on it!
On the now locked thread there were some fabulous examples. And now I want a leopard print browband for said orange mare.. sigh.
I love fun tacky stuff as long as its safe and comfortable for all the participants (victims?)
Whats your fave piece of tacky tack? Or what do you covet that is less than classically stylish?
The only obnoxious tack item I own is a bright pink lunge line. Mine always seemed to walk off in the past, and never returned. Now I'm the only one in the barn with a bright pink line and it doesn't go missing.
I have a penchant for leopard print. I have a matching pad and polos that I like to embarrass my trainer with. Always get comments on my leopard gloves (Doug Payne, Lucinda Green and countless locals). I found a roll of leopard duct tape on my tack trunk the morning of a HT and I use it for my horse's boot and my numbers all the time! I'm always keeping my eyes open for more.
I have an Electric Blue longe whip for the same reason as Senszuri
Otherwise I am pretty B-o-r-i-n-g:
navy, burgundy, black, white pads, halters, leads, etc.
The "wildest" item I own is a burgundy saddle pad trimmed with navy binding and gold piping.
It is almost 20 years old and showing considerable wear
I used to call it Vern's Andy Frain Usher uniform
It took an Act of Will for me to order my buckskin a red blanket at a great sale price since the navy in his size was out of stock.
*friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon: Steppin' Out 1988-2004 Hey Vern! 1982-2009 Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
hehehe I didn't realize just how tacky my taste was until I read the other thread
Abby's color is purple! She's a chestnut, and her brushes are purple, her brush box is purple, she has not one but 2 purple nylon halters, a purple cotton lead rope, a purple nylon 12ft lead rope, a purple saddle pad to match her purple bell boots, purple eat net bug cover things, a purple lunge line, and her bugspray bottle is purple (not totally on purpose ).
If she needed boots or polo wraps, or really any other things (blankets, sleezies, flymasks etc) those would probably be purple too!
Personally, I think she looks great in purple and it makes is super easy to keep my stuff separated from everybody elses!!! And for the record, I do have some non-purple stuff to show in that is more "proper"
Matching blue saddle pad? (Oh yeah, and now I have a royal blue helmet cover too)
Or maybe the sunny yellow saddle pad...
Yeah, I'm a rider with one horse, two saddles, two bridles, three or four bits, several halters, half a dozen lead ropes, probably about ten or twelve saddle pads, three whips (one of which is a royal blue dressage whip with a bling-y handle), a couple extra sets of reins, two turnout blankets, two helmets, five pairs of (human) boots....
You get the idea. I don't know where it all comes from, really. It just....follows me home? I keep meaning to sell the extra stuff but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
EDIT: and seeing that I have a black and white horse...I'm seriously tempted to procure some cow-print stuff. For the record.
not mine, but I was jump-judging once and really enjoyed seeing the person on a leopard appy who had managed to clash beautifully with the horse's spots by wearing pink zebra stripes on everything possible- saddle pad, horse boots, helmet cover, etc.
My Appy mare had a tie-dyed saddle pad, tie-dyed leg wraps, tie-dyed halter, and a biothane headstall where every piece was a different color. Well, as an App, she was sort of tie-dyed to begin with! Just remember what Willem said about the ugly ass tack!