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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bunny Fur Fiascos

Today I have some accessories with a bit of a bunny fur issue. The first is a set of headstall and breastcollar that sports trim made of zebra print rabbit fur. Oh, and it has the requisite pink rhinestone encrusted conchos. This is perfectly hideous, not to mention it would be hard to keep unmatted and clean. Bunny fur is a booger to keep looking nice and fluffy.



Next we have a fuzzy leopard print English saddle pad with black bunny fur trim around the edges. It also has a leopard print concho thingie with a gold tassel on it.



Now, I will admit a certain amount of attraction to this. I kind of like it in fact, especially if you removed the silly looking tassel thing. I am not a "fur is murder, OMG you can't kill the poor little fluffy animals" type person, not to mention my somewhat questionable attraction to leopard print. My favorite winter hat is trimmed with coyote fur and my favorite winter boots have bunny fur on them. So, I am not morally offended by this saddle pad, I just question the practicality of it. I know that horse sweat is difficult to get off of THEIR hair, and I know bunny fur is MUCH softer and fluffier than horse hair. It stands to reason that this stuff would be absolute hell to clean.

14 comments:

  1. Not into these AT ALL! They look like something Zsa-Zsa Gabor would use if she owned a horse.

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  2. I'm with you Drillrider. I could totally see Zsa-Zsa with that set of tack.

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  3. Well, we all know I have tacky taste when it comes to color and sparkle (I LOVE IT).....but I don't understand this fascination with putting more hair/fur on a horse.

    What's wrong with the hair/fur a horse was born with????

    How would you ever maintain/clean this stuff???

    This kinda ranks right up there with that pubic tack......

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  4. That would never stay looking like new, it would be so dirty and matted soooo fast. Now the pad I could deal with if it didnt have the black fur around the edge. I know someone who would love it without that.

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  5. CRAPTASTIC to the 'nth' degree.

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  6. Just not a fan.

    Looks like something that might be put to use at Heff's mansion instead.

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  7. Cleaning my sheepskin halfpads and girth cover is bad enough, WOW.

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  8. I'm sure that would look vomit-worthy on a paint or an appy. Actually, it's vomit-worthy already.

    I still don't get the infatuation with animal prints. What next- someone hanging the stupid fuzzy dice from their saddle horn or browband?

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  9. OMG! The leopard print saddle pad . . . Is this what the pimps around Central Park use? Does it come with matching accessories (brushing boots, ear fly mask thing, tail bag, chaps, and hat)? Better yet, does it come in PURPLE?????

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  10. When did Lady Ga Ga take up riding?

    Oh wait... Lady GaGa is much more tasteful.

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  11. HeY! Don't pick on Zsa Zsa. The photos I have seen of her on horseback are nice.
    http://www.horsephotographer.com/OtherCelebrity/Photograph4/photograph.html

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