That's funny, I love drawing tack as a rule, saddles particularly but bridles and even halters. They seem like little effort for major return to me--
. Backgrounds, well, you gotta just bite the bullet with them.
I have nightmares about screwing up a drawing one way or another after about 20 hours of work--you know, a misplaced cup of coffee or something, anything, it's all just too horrible to consider.