Now, in contrast we have things like this.
Really, that is just a bit much don’t you think?
Here we have another victim of the crazed Be-Dazzler. This is made by a VERY prominent saddle company and I am sure is NOT cheap. The sparkles sure make it look that way though.
Here are some other examples of over-the-top embellishment, there is more silver on these reins than there is leather. I would drive myself nuts trying to polish it, can you imagine these on a sweaty horse neck?
Really, is all this necessary? Are we trying to show off the horse, or blind the judges and distract them from the fact that some of our horses are lame on all four legs and we are terrible riders?