X is for eXquisite eXpenditures

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 
by Arsdelicata 
Creative Commons Licensing Photos 
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

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  1. Love it!

    This is also true of young children. The nicer the outfit, the more likely it will end up with mud/grape juice stains/a hole by the end of the first 10 minutes after you've put it on them.

  2. Well, I don't know about the taste but I certainly love the smell of new leather. My dad was a saddlemaker and I loved hanging out in his shop and sniffing the goods. :)

    Just dropping by from the a to z road trip. I shall let my daughter in on your blog- she is a horse lover from an early age.



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