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    Default I can spend money with the best of them, but seriously .....

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    Wow is right. what is that? Like a 10,000% mark up?!

    For $1500, that pad better be able to ride the horse without me lol
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    It does make Gucci riding boots seem like good value in comparison.


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    Oh, somewhere out there Gucci sells an $11,000 saddle too.

    I don't think any kind of fitting it to the horse is included or even contemplated, you just order it.



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    but you can't beat it: FREE SHIPPING!
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    but you can't beat it: FREE SHIPPING!
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    Oh barf that's just crazy rediculous. At least their down vest is nicer and about the same $. And the ugly, non-custom, overly short boots are cheaper than the saddle pad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wcporter View Post

    For $1500, that pad better be able to ride the horse without me lol
    Like this:
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    If someone has enough money to spend $1500 on a saddle pad they should give some away.


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    I have this rule... if something has a big ass logo on it and is therefore advertising for the company I will not wear it unless they are paying me or they gave it to me for free.


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    Can you imagine what the shipping would be if it was sold through Dover? Wowweeee!!!!


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    For that it had better be sweat and hair repellent and clean itself daily.


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    And it will ship sometime between December 15 and March 15!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    but you can't beat it: FREE SHIPPING!
    I would certainly hope so! haha
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    I could own a saddle pad that costs more than my horse did...


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    Quote Originally Posted by wcporter View Post
    Wow is right. what is that? Like a 10,000% mark up?!

    For $1500, that pad better be able to ride the horse without me lol
    Heck, for that much, I want it to muck out and feed for me too.
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    I want to buy it just to piss people off.
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


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    For that price, it should at the very least be PRETTY...like some of the satin pads, coolers, and such from the Eskadron, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahandSam View Post
    I could own a saddle pad that costs more than my horse did...
    No joke! That's more than the combined cost of my horse, saddle, and bridle.
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    You know, people can spend their money on whatever they want, and on one level, well, who am I to judge, I own three ballroom dresses right now, costing EU 290 (about $450 US after shipping from France), $2900, and $4800. Got another one for sale I paid $2600 for, asking $400 (they depreciate worse than cars, and it's old enough it's not very stylish--I still wanted $500, but $400 is what the lady trying it can pay, and it meets some special needs for coverage she has, so better she use it than it hang in my closet over $100. Three other dresses I've sold cost a total of $6600 to buy and I got a total of $1400 selling them.) So yeah, the price tag ITSELF doesn't really shock me, and when I total up all the things I've bought for my non-showing, non-jumping, hacking-around-the-farm OTTB (a saddle, a new bridle I didn't really NEED, a new halter and nameplate ditto, something like three bits, a blanket even though I don't clip him "just in case", ten different kinds of treats, new grooming things I don't need but seem like a good idea, supplements for this and that, electrolytes for hot weather...) Yeah, it's not THAT much money all told.

    OTOH, the reason gowns cost so much is they're labor-intensive to make and stone (they're not "Beaddazzled", they're glued-on flatback lead crystal-the most expensive gown has about 4300 on it, plus handsewn sequin trim) and are made of yards and yards of materials that are a royal pain to cut and sew. I will pay someone to do all that labor for me. The "cheap" French dress I stoned myself and it took about 10 hours and only involved about 2000 stones--that's a lot of my time. (And tears, and frustration, and gluing my fingers to the stick I use for stoning...)

    A functional saddle pad? *I* can sew that. Slapping a Gucci label on it does not make it worth THAT much more to me.


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