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  • Your tack/brand obsessions

    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?
    For instance...
    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?
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    I am obsessed with Sox Trot's knee highs. Not zocks, Sox Trots.
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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    • #3
      Since moving to Germany I heart Pikeur, Eskadron, and Cavallo!!! Amazing quality and style!

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      • #4
        Bobby's English Tack. "Stole" a flat hunt bridle off of Ebay - wider flat nose band for my long headed TB - butter soft.
        And nothing bad happened!

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        • #5
          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.
          Leap, and the net will appear

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          • #6
            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
            "As soon as you're born you start dyin'
            So you might as well have a good time"

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            • #7
              Black Country saddles
              I'm a new Five Star Tack convert
              Horseware Ireland stuff is great

              Not a brand, but lately I've been a fan of anything plaid.
              Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

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              • #8
                The Horseware Newmarket Collection!!! If I didn't have a budget, I'd own all their clothing. Love my vests! I'm always looking for Newmarket closeouts.

                Albion...I love albion...their bridles, saddles

                Thinline. Another brand that I will always snatch up if it's on serious closeout.

                Back On Track...Their products do work. Once again, if I can find a deal I will buy.

                Sprenger bits. I am currently on the hunt for a good deal on a D ring RS model.

                Custom Saddlery....I would really like to have the Wolfgang Vienna Model.

                Effax leather cleaning products

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                • #9
                  I love the Five Star Tack bridles and breastplates - they will replace what I currently have someday (when they need replacement!)

                  I love my ecogold front boots, I'm still on the fence about the hinds.

                  I love SmartPak, pretty much the only place I buy from now - although I do still buy from BitofBritain too!

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                  • #10
                    Not a brand, but leather halters. It's crazy how many I have.

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                    • #11
                      I can't stop myself from buying reins. I have three bridles, but at least ten pairs of reins. I'm really dying to get my hands on some calfskin and Thinline ones.

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                      • #12
                        Old plantation style saddles.

                        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.

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                        • #13
                          Beautiful belts-- English or western.

                          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.
                          The armchair saddler
                          Politically Pro-Cat

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