X is for eXquisite eXpenditures.
Horses have good taste, and they know. Extravagant leather tack always tastes better than rough-cut everyday training tack. The more bling, the better.
For ages, horsemen and horsewomen have pondered questions like: Why won’t my horse chew on that grungy old bridle with the tarnished conchos, so I can justify buying a new one?
A near runner-up to a brand-new bridle or a fancy leather show halter, to a chew-happy horse, is always a freshly cleaned and conditioned one.
Maybe fresh leather simply tastes as good as it smells.
The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.
For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law, which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."
Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.
Paso Fino in Tack
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Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart
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