I'd really like to show my horse in low level halter shows but I don't use leather. I've been searching for awhile for any kind of brown synthetic Western show halter out there or maybe even a plain synthetic halter I could get blinged up without it looking like crap, but the only synthetic halters I've found were that cheap, tacky stuff, not anything that would ever pass for real leather even from miles away.
I've been a veg equestrian for many years successfully and been able to find everything I needed veg-friendly and nice quality except for this. Has anyone ever come across something like that? Or do you think it's probably hopeless?
If it's pretty certain there's no way I'm going to find that, since I don't really know anybody I can borrow a leather show halter from, how would you see our chances of being marked down for using a plain but nice quality brown nylon web halter in a very low level local show? From what I hear it's pretty well frowned upon no matter where you are, but I don't know. I've been to the shows I'm looking at a few times but didn't really pay enough attention to whether or not anyone there wore nylon halters.
I'm not aiming for the stars here at any point and just want to get out there and do something fun, but of course I'd like a shot at winning, who wouldn't? Though at the same time, it's really not worth getting a leather one anyway just to do okay at some low-level show we're doing for fun...
Thanks all for any and all help and suggestions!