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Monday, June 8, 2009

Terrible Teal

Today's Tack is yet another of those obnoxious saddles with the cut-outs and colored "ostrich" leather underneath. It comes with a matching bridle and breastcollar. Oddly enough, it looks to be relatively well made. It seems that there is no end to the supply of tacky saddles out there.


15 comments:

  1. This would not be so bad if they ditched the heart cut outs and the carmel colour. I don't mind the light colour and the teal together. Not fussed on that breastcollar and headstall though.

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  2. HEARTS. Bleah.

    I was SO glad when hearts went out of style in the mid 80s.

    I have a heart-shaped belt buckle somewhere... and a belt with my name in silver letters on the back. I wore it in college when I went clubbing, for ironic grunge fashion.

    Teal makes me think of Gatlinburg weddings.

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  3. GAG! Do not like the color combo, do not like the shade of teal, do not like anything about it!

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  4. I still like hearts on some tack. A nice set of vintage heart rosettes on dark leather look really nice. I just found my set of fat heart rosettes, now I need to find a nice dark or medium oil bridle to put them on.

    But I despise that ostrich leather in any color! It looks cheap even on a well made saddle.

    That teal always reminds me of the bridesmaid's gowns in the movie MY Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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  5. A good riding buddy has this saddle set with stars instead of hearts... and matching boots, spur straps, and gloves. I tease her all the time.

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  6. OMG! I just found somethng to go with this. I will email it in all it's hideous glory.

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  7. Back to the saddle- Not a fan of hearts. Not a fan of teal on the tack, not a fan of ostrich skin and not a fan of a lot of what went into this saddle.

    BTW- I sent the link. TTOTD, you've got mail!

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  8. I like teal. But not this teal and not this teal w/the other colors on the saddle and not the hearts. Not much left to like today!

    oldmorgans.blogspot.com

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  9. um, ok. I'll admit to making something similiar in 1:9 scale. But not in teal and not so many 'accents'.

    I had some nice navy blue suede and, well, I kinda like the cutouts. Then I found a heart shaped hole punch that was the right size... Couldn't resist doing the project! I don't know if I have a photo handy, but maybe the kid who bought it can snap a pic for me.

    It was 'light oil' with heart cutouts lined in the blue suede and a blue suede seat. I'm not all that good at western so it was just an experiment. Therefore I didn't make certain places blue that I guess I could have.

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  10. I really, really, really, really, REALLY hate fake ostrich leather. It is just so...hmm, what's the word...oh yes. TACKY!!!! I like real ostrich leather, though.

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  11. Uh-oh. I think someone needs to check their color wheel. I'm not sure bright teal, pale lavender, black and orange...um, match.

    Whoever's hiring? You need to check the next designer for colorblindness.

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  12. Since it didn't make todays headline...

    Here is another tacky teal offering.


    Click to enlarge to see it's other flaws. And it can be all yours for $378!

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  13. Hearts...BARF! I HATE anything with hearts on it, especially an otherwise not-too-bad-looking saddle.

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  14. YOu know, it looks like a lucky charm saddle.

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