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It intrigues me - ebay "parade" saddle.

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  • It intrigues me - ebay "parade" saddle.


    I can't stop looking. It's like a trainwreck. The saddle, the backgrounds, trying to figure out what's on the TV....

  • #2
    OMG, it's bedazzled!


    • #3
      Channel 4 news is on t.v., but my oh my. Even the most "blinged out" barrel racers wouldn't get that.
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      As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.


      • #4
        tacky as all get out but the white one with roses and the silver with roses are kinda neat.


        • #5
          That a whole lotta glue and a whole lotta bedazzling
          I don't always feel up to arguing with your ignorance


          • #6
            Not my style, but quite impressive, I'd love to see a parade with saddles like that.


            • #7
              Really tacky... but I like them!!!!


              • #8
                The first one made me want to barf! the others not as bad, kinda pretty although not my style. I wouldn't want to ride in one, even if for a parade. It's something that should be on display or something.

                I too liked the white one with roses.


                • #9
                  my eyes! MY EYES!!
                  Dreaming in Color


                  • #10
                    Does that 3rd one come with the Winnie the Pooh blanket?
                    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


                    • #11
                      *stumble backwards gasping for air*

                      ......I hope they spend that much time and effort also to make sure the BLING fits the pony...
                      Classical Horsemanship


                      • #12

                        Saddlebreds and Morgans still have parade classes but they aren't as popular as they once were.


                        • #13
                          Impressive. But I prefer the old style--like this.
                          "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                          ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


                          • #14
                            I have a western parade saddle pad because I just had to have it...


                            I used it a few times with my Corriente Association western saddle and it rubbed my horse

                            ETA: This pic was taken from the website I bought the pad from. This is not me posing with my pad


                            • #15
                              Oh my, I wondered under what circumstances you would have had what looked like a pro photo of you taken with your saddle pad!!

                              anyway, I admire the ebayer for her dedication to her craft! Doing one of those saddles had to take hours and she looks like she has quite the inventory. But Yikes MIke! that's a wild and crazy bunch of saddles. Curiosity ahd me wanting to see one in person but don't look to me to bid on one just for the chance!!
                              ...don't sh** where you eat...


                              • #16
                                I agree with Ghazzu, I love the traditional parade silver mount saddles with all the accessories. If you can even find them, they're very pricey, but wouldn't you feel amazingly cool prancing down a parade sitting in one of those? I know I would. I rode with a parade group for several years, and once you got over the terror factor, they were pretty fun.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Originally posted by OveroHunter View Post

                                  ETA: This pic was taken from the website I bought the pad from. This is not me posing with my pad
                                  Uh huh, suuuuuure it's not.

                                  I actually just bought a 1930's parade-style saddle as a restoration project. I'm trying to find tack made around the same time - martingale collar, hip drops etc. that I can either restore or use as a pattern to make copies, which is why I was searching for parade gear on ebay to start with.


                                  • #18
                                    I think if I had to stone something with that many stones packed tightly, I would cry. A few gross on a dress is tedious enough.
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                                    • #19
                                      I'm sorry but those are the gaudiest, ugliest things I've ever seen. I too prefer the good, old fashioned, silver bedecked parade saddles. I would never be tempted to actually own one but I wouldn't turn down an opportunity to ride in one in an actual parade.
                                      "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


                                      • #20
                                        I am curious about the native American themes she has on many of them.