Thursday, November 3, 2011
Musing on Tack
I like pretty things. I like matching things.
As you can see, Izzy has very coordinated outfits. (You'd think this would spill over into my personal fashion department, but no).
All pretty havana brown leather for our jump tack. Black boots all around.
And dressage. All black, all matching. It's not that everything is the same brand, just that I make sure everything coordinates. I keep it clean and shiny and all is well.
Here's the rub: Stephanie cleans tack after every ride. Every time. As a result, her tack is soft and lovely and all, but it's completely the same color. You know, the lovely white contrast stitching I adore on my dressage and figure eight bridles? It would be gone.
Hm. I took the easy way out and just brought my lovely (and non-contrast-stitched) Nunn Finer bridle out to ride in.
Problem: when I ride in my dressage saddle, my bridle doesn't match. Havana and black? No thank you!!
I'm sure you're all relieved to know that I'm choosing a sensible solution instead of taking the obvious route and simply buying a havana dressage saddle. No, I am considering picking up a second dressage bridle. Der. You know, one without contrast stitching that I can use the crap out of and not worry about. I mean, tons of people have show tack and regular tack, right?