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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Scary Pink Saddle of the Week Time!

It's time for the weekly edition of Scary Pink Saddle! I found this one in an email sent from a reader. It resembles the one in a previous post that sold for the ghastly price of $2000. This one however, sells much more reasonably, around $400. It might would be cute for a little girl on her pony, and looks decently made. I personally would never use it on one of my horses, but whatever floats your boat. It is a bit less ostentatious than the last one, as it lacks the silver conchos and has fewer rhinestones. Also available are the matching headstall and breastcollar.





15 comments:

  1. Of all the painted and/or pink saddles this by far the least offensive. And I agree it would look cute for a little girl. However, I got the snicker and gag reflex after looking at it.

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  2. Even as a little girl, this would not be my choice. I always hold to the motto "less is more"! I like simple, classic styles. If you are into froo-froo flowery gaudy, I guess this would be okay. I don't go for the painted flowers and leaves. Without all that, and had I liked pink as a girl, this wouldn't be bad.

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  3. I wish the seat and flowers matched. Otherwise this isn't too terrible. Like you said, it be cute for a young girl, especially on a palomino pony.

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  4. I'd like it if the leaves and flowers weren't painted.

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  5. Even the insides of the stirrups are pink! Gah!

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  6. Not bad compared to how scary your pick of the week usually is. The pink seat and stirrup insides are yuck but if the flowers and leaves were changed to holly it would look like a little festive saddle. Quite mild today if you ask me.

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  7. Not as scary as some past pink saddles but it looks like the pink bits were an afterhtought... or maybe they just had some pink scraps laying around and decide to use 'em up.

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  8. Although I have the palomino pony someone else mentioned above- I wouldn't put it on her for fear she would damage it trying to get it off.

    Even she has taste.

    Not as bad, like everyone else has said, but still not something I would spend the money on. With the economy in the shape it is- I doubt many people have the extra cash to be buying a couple extra saddles for different events.

    As for matching the flowers to the rest of it- The flowers in pink would increase the Ick! factor and the pink changed to red, wouldn't help it any more either.

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  9. I'm afraid it still makes me hungry. Frosting roses. Sort of a Hansel and Gretel thing going on. Can I swipe my finger through the flowers?

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  10. I like everything except the pink! The painted roses look very nice. Very retro 1940's. If you have ever read Al and Ann Stohlman's books on saddle making that is the kind of work they liked to do. Mrs. Stohlman liked to color dye her work. They wrote the best works on leather tooling, stamping, dying and saddle making.

    My own western saddle has roses spot tooled and the leaves are painted dark green. The rest of the saddle is medium brown. The breast collar matches. I want to have a bridle made by the same person to match the saddle this year. And maybe tapadero stirrups too.

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  11. OMG - gag! But only because (like someone else said) the pink on the seat doesn't match the flowers. I kinda like the painted roses and leaves, But I like roses of any kind, anywhere.

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  12. Yes! I thought it looked retro, too. I can see a kerchiefed girl in dungarees and pointy boots with this on her jugheaded pony tearing up the whitebread neighborhood.....

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  13. Ick. Not even as a little girl would I have liked this set up.

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  14. It's a shame that none of you had any idea of saddle construction, perhaps you would have been to get by your middle class esthics and realize the saddle for what it is at the time of showing. I believe this comes under " you can send them to school, buy them books, but when they eat the pages because there are no fruit loops - don't be surprised." You should stick to driving minivans

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