Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What the Cuss?

While casually flipping through the increasing torrent of tack catalogs (can you tell the holidays are coming?? sheesh). I stumbled across this:
I'm not even going to address the matching boots...
Now, I love a gorgeous "couture" (my inner fashionista sorta cringes at that use for a saddle pad) Mattes pad as much as the next tack-whore, but WHAT are they thinking?

This looks like those ill-fitting, horrid "blankets" that you used to get for your Breyer models.  They never quite fit, never quite worked and always seemed to be available in awful colors.

I'm a fan of the quarter sheet (found them quite handy for myself back East..) but this seems to be taking it a bit far.

Has anyone seen these in real life? are they less offensive than they appear?  This makes it look like some poor respectable horse got chased through a 1980's living room set and came out the other side wearing the window treatments...


Tomorrow I'm OFF TO SEE THE MARE.  It's been far too long, but a trip is being made.  Also, I'm taking the pupper because her weak little left hind seems to be getting worse.  For every detail I notice on my horses, dogs can go ages without me picking up on something... To which I mean to say that I can't remember the last time I saw the bulldog trot.  She either walks, or 'canters' and avoids loading that left hind entirely.  Poor thing.

Updates soon!



    I've never seen the monstrosity in person, but it looks completely atrocious in the catalogs. Horrid. WHO WOULD BUY THAT?

    Have fun with the pony!

  2. I love purple. Love it. But that!? Oh hell no.

  3. Haha, I agree completely! Everytime I see that in a catalog I can't help but think "Who would actually buy that?!" It's a little too matchy-matchy even for me :) Ew.

  4. YUCK. It's just completely wrong. Horrid is the perfect word for it.

  5. Ewwww!! I agree with your assessment that it looks like a bad Breyer creation!

  6. I can't even imagine dressing any of my boys in that. I'm pretty sure they'd dump my a$$ in the dirt. And the horse model that's wearing it? Probably traumatized for life.

  7. LOL! I love that you posted about that thing. I was just pointing it out to my non-horsey husband when my catalog arrived the other day. He looked at me in utter confusion, as if to say "why would you even need that, and what the hell is it?". Personally, I think it looks like some sort of medieval armor styled quarter sheet THING. Absolutely horrid from a style point of view, and it looks awkward as hell to put on.

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  8. That's... quite the ensemble!
    Have fun with miss Pia; hope the pup feels better :(


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