Covet Corner: Plaid

Plaid everything.

PLAID

 

I don’t know if it’s because I hail from the northland where plaid is not merely tolerated but fully embraced as fashion? Whatever the reason, I love plaid. You may call it tartan- that’s okay.

Bourbon : Whiskey :: Tartan : Plaid

All tartans are plaid, but not all plaids are tartan.  I call it all awesome.

 

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There is one plaid saddle pad at the therapy barn and if I am tacking a horse for a lesson, I choose that pad 3 to 1 over any other pad. The thought of that pad on just about any of the horses in the therapy string just pleases me immensely. It’s not even that special of a plaid pattern- but I still like it.

I have been jonesing SO HARD for a tartan saddle pad. The problem is two-fold: there really aren’t very many plaid saddle pads out there (and even fewer dressage pads); and I am a little picky about the plaid pattern and colors.

I like Baker plaid, and this tartan version may end up being what I decide to settle on, since it is pretty close to what I like.

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There are a lot more options for brighter plaid saddle pads out there that I don’t particularly care for, I wish there were darker plaids available. I think some dark, rich colored plaids would look fantastic on a horse like Sunny (dark bay).

 

 

Monograms seem to be some people’s thing- I like them too, but PLAID. Plaid can be my thing.

 

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Plaid Monogram. Whoa.

 

What do you think about plaid in the equine fashion realm? love it? or does it hurt your eyes?

swl

Covet Corner

Exercise riding was cancelled tonight due to the weather so I’m going to bring back a classic post called Covet Corner in which I feature things that I want and you either have a little fun and judge me for it or sigh with exasperation because now you want it too. It’s a little like that “What Would You Do With $100,000” post that is going around…except better because it never ends.

Cute jacket. Want.

Cute Ralph Lauren jacket. Want.

Joules sweatshirt, nautical flavor. Like.

yes, you are the Sattlermeister. I would very much like one of your dressage saddles.

yes, you are the Sattlermeister. I would very much like one of your dressage saddles.

Beautiful handmade cloth baby book. First one of my horsie friends to throw a foal…er... have a baby is getting one of these as a gift.

Beautiful handmade cloth baby book. First one of my horsie friends to throw a foal…er… have a baby is getting one of these as a gift.

 

Some kind of lovely custom made wooden saddle stand for my County saddle…because if it can't sit on an actual horse, it better have the next best thing.

Some kind of lovely custom made wooden saddle stand for my County saddle…because if it can’t sit on an actual horse, it better have the next best thing.

 

Okay, I guess that is enough yearning for one day.

swl

 

This Week on Covet Corner:

I am so hopelessly in love with this saddle pad:

I’m afraid the fact that I can’t get one, even if I could afford it, has a bit of a sad story behind it. O’Halloran is no longer in business as the founder Cathleen O’Halloran-Cordova, sustained a serious riding accident in 2006. I do hope she continues to push recovery limits and I secretly wish she could one day return to design!

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