Last year I posted gifts that you can make for your horsey friends, but this year I’m going to post a few horse relate items that I would love to get for Christmas. Hint, hint 😉 Most of these things are way out of my hubby’s gift price range, so it’s really all just for fun! A girl can dream, right? I found all this tack on Pinterest. You can find all the brand and purchasing information on my horse board at: Allie’s Horse Board.
1. Let’s just start this off with a bang, shall we? I’m in love with this saddle. This is a C24 Sonoma Supreme Reiner from Continental Saddlery. I love the detail in the leather-work and the small amount of silver. The skirting looks feminine and pretty. I have to say, it looks pretty comfortable too! All the saddles from Continental are beautiful.
2. If you’re going to have a new saddle, you’re going to need a new cinch, right? I love that these are 100% mohair and 100% creatively functional. One of these would add a little color to your set-up for the ranch pleasure class without being overly showy. No one else at the barn will have one of these babies, but I can tell you for sure they’ll all want one! Victoria Boyd, from Badger Creek Arts, hand-makes these exceptional cinches from start to finish. You can read all about them here: Badger Creek Arts.
3. This headstall from Running Roan Tack is a no-brainer for me. It has the matching turquoise gator that is also on my spur straps. I think these are fun and girly, but they don’t have too much bling. I’m a little bling’d out, y’all. I like the color and the studs…and the absence of rhinestones.
4. These wouldn’t necessarily match the headstall above, but man they’re cute. I think these would be best paired with a plain one-eared headstall. Again, I’m really into feminine yet functional details right now. I think a lot of women riders try to look tough and blend in with the men. Why should we do that? We can look pretty and still ride as well (IF NOT BETTER) than any of the men. These bits are from Mad Cow Company and can be found on the Running Roan Tack website.