When I show non-hobby people my tack, they'll often say, "It looks so real!"
I know that's a compliment, so usually respond with a thank you, but in my mind, I'm saying, "It is real. Just small."
That "real" factor is very important to me. As much as possible, I want my tack to look, feel and work like its full size counterparts. I want the parts that don't show to be as nice as the parts that do, and I want things to attach with buckles not velcro or sticky wax.
I consider this a stupid halter.It looks okay when it's on the pony.
I still don't like it...
but I suppose it's good enough.
On to the next! Hopefully that one will be a little less stupid.