Can anyone point me in the direction of some makers of good quality nameplate belts? I lost a very special horse today and would love to get a nice belt in his memory. I've found a couple of places so far but some personal experiences would be great.
I can't help in the name plate department however needlepoint belts are always an option. You can get your special horses name and a horse head with his markings on it. They are gorgeous belts that will last a lifetime and are a classic. Plus you can choose custom colors and designs as well as have your own initials put on there . Here are some examples or some belts...
One of my close friends had one custom made with her heart horses head on it, her Brittany Spaniels head on it, her initials as well as a tiger paw for Clemson. Its GORGEOUS. Wish I could find a picture of it. Anyway, if you want to pursue this route let me know and I can dig up some info for you!
So, after submitting that last reply my curiousity got to me and I googled "custom needlepoint belts" and the lady who made my friends belt actually has a picture of it on her website. I wasn't particularly impressed with some of her other belts but my friends is stunning in person. If you go to the link below and scroll until you see a chesnut horse head, thats the one!
I am so sorry for your loss. Tory's name plate belt is nice leather, and anything from Quillen would be good quality, I love their halters.
Have you considered jewelry from your horse's tail hairs? Twisted Tails does wonderful bracelets, several of my friends have them and they are really nice, and surprisingly durable. Check them out at www.TwistedTails.com