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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flame On!

Oh. My. God.

I realize this is supposed to be a trophy, I get that. However, were I awarded this I think I might burst out laughing, or crying, or perhaps even run screaming. I know my horse would spook and flee in terror if I came at her with this. This is a ROPING saddle, so in theory, is most likely going to be awarded to a cowBOY. Fringe? Really? Painted flames? Rhinestones? Holy cow, it's a saddle folks, not a low rider. Can you imagine hanging a spur in those fringes when trying to dismount?



Heck, I don't think (no, I KNOW) I would even display this as a trophy and not use it. I think I would give it back, or ask for a less frightful replacement.

16 comments:

  1. It would've been cooler with a real Ed Hardy design....

    It would also work well as part of a naughty cowgirl pole dance routine.

    Or as an "it's your birthday so sit here while our waiters sing our proprietary song for you while you blush into your frozen strawberry margarita" thing at a large steakhouse chain.

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  2. Hahaha, that's SO a Running P.

    You know the only thing that could make Running P trophy saddles weirder?

    The fact that the saddles underneath all that are actually pretty decent. We have one (it was never a trophy saddle, but its the same saddle otherwise -- a custom with minimal engraving/dye job), not the prettiest saddle in the world, and yet we've been OFFERED money if we'd sell it once or twice.

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  3. Epic FAIL!! I could not see a cowboy ridding in this..but....I have seen some cowboys with a Kippy belt on so okay, I stand corrected. The cowboys with Kippys on would probably ride in this. *headdesk*

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  4. Team Ropers are known for liking "tacky tack" but that saddle is at the outer limits. Sad part is the saddle is custom made. The makers time would have been better spent on making a saddle that the winner designed. IMHO

    A short sort of funny story:


    I was at a roping one time. Called the "Open Corona" in Washington. The roping gave away a large cash prize for winning and a trophy saddle. The "saddle" was a old cheap Mexican made thing with CORONA bottle caps screwed into it. Was quiet funny. The winner of the roping was none other than Trevor Knowles, Butch Knowles nephew.

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  5. Absolutely, positively, nauseating! I would be trying to sell this "thing" the minute it was awarded.

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  6. .........this must be for the person that is the ultimate "attention whore". Personally, I hate being the center of attention, but some people really get off on it?

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  7. Flames,fringe,rhinestones and a finish that just looks dirty. This is a layer cake of fug.

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  8. pass the eye bleach, please!

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  9. I love the flame on the seat... or is that a crab?

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  10. OMG! I HAD to do it....I went to the Running P website and now I'm blind! Yep, I'm blind and the last things I saw will be etched into by brain forever! Furry tack, saddles that looked like bad tattoos, two toned wonders...yikes!

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  11. Shoot me now but I actually liked the very last saddle shown on their "Saddles" page....

    Wow there's some awesomely tacky stuff going on...

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  12. Oh holy hell. That saddle is a crime, but the furry seated one in the Saddles section on their website is even worse. Just ouch.

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  13. It grew a beard!
    I am laughing too hard to type.

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  14. saceq you totally nailed it. It's a low rider saddle!! I've been holding my stomach it hurts so much from laughing, trying to picture what a low rider cowboy or cowgirl would actually look like. Sorry, went a little West Side Story on you.

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