Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Here's Tiffany's newest stock type show halter.
It's decorated with Rio Rondo etched plates and  seventeen tiny Swarovski crystals.   The pictures don't really do it justice--it's very sparkly in person!
On to the panniers!


  1. A really, really beautiful piece of tack, as always!

  2. Wow, gorgeous! And I don't like pink!

  3. Alright, here's a question on showmanship halters. So I just got some purple lace from Amazing Lace and I just made a showmanship halter from it. Every show halter I've seen is black, natural, brown or something neutral like that, but I have seen different colored plates, crystals, etc. Do you think colorful leather on the show halters would be legal? The purple one I have is a dark purple - kind of a plum color - so it's not neon, or too overly bright, so I'm hoping it will work.

    Thank you!

    1. I am not an expert on showmanship.

      That said, I'm guessing the halter would be legal. Tack RULES are usually a lot less strict than tack CONVENTIONS. Color is very rarely mentioned specifically. More often, there might be a verbiage saying tack should be "conservative" or "workmanlike."

      I probably wouldn't put a purple halter on a stock horse unless I also said it was a 4H class or somesuch. Stock people take their showmanship pretty seriously. It wouldn't bother me nearly as much for a non stock breed. If I recall correctly, there were NYLON halters in the showmanship ring at the Donkey and Mule Show at the National Western Stock Show a few year back. I can't see how purple leather would be an issue there.

      Of course, other judges will have their own opinions, and how well it might do will also depend on how correct the rest of the entry is and whatever else is on the table.


    2. Thank you so much!

      Haha, now to find a purple doll...

    3. Talk to Anne! I love her dolls, plus she is really well versed in showmanship. She knows far more about that class than I ever will.

    4. I actually did ask her the same question on showmanship and I seemed to have stumped her a bit. She told me that she didn't really know if there were rules against it and doesn't think it's been done before.

      But I probably will buy a doll from her soon depending on whether or not I'll have enough money. I've got to start saving up my pennies!