Over here it's very, very, very common. You can find it in any tack-shop. On the bridles, on the saddles, on boots - On everything really!
The trend right now is the more "bling" the better!
The stallion I ride and train is going to have a bridle with a five cm noseband with patent leather, and a bowband shaped in a V with lots of big swarovski stones.
We have bling and patent leather on our whips, spur straps, bell boots . Swarovski stones on our helmets, show jackets. As I said. On everything.
Last edited by StellaIW; 12-03-2012 at 04:59 AM.