Originally Posted by sunny06
Just totally out of curiosity: What kind of tack DO you use? Senthetic?
He he, just wondered :) I'll bet that is kinda hard never using leather..
Oh man, finding western tack was a nightmare! The worst of all I'd have to say was finding the right saddle pad (avoiding wool and leather). I never did find one I was really happy with. I ended up with kind of a slick saddle pad with synthetic wear leathers and paired it with a sticky liner so it wouldn't slide around. I'm sure there's something out there I'm missing..I'll find it someday.
But it's actually pretty easy to get vegan-friendly english tack. Wintec is definitely my best friend. =P
Here's a list of all of my vegan tack and stuff, to be thorough:
Original Wintec western full synthetic saddle (the one and only fully synthetic western saddle out there)
Cowboy Justus saddle pad (as I described above)
Nylon and neoprene breast collar
Abetta flank set
Abetta cordura bridle(modified with scissors and an old soldering iron to fit my smaller horse's head) with braided nylon reins
Roper faux leather chunks (very sturdy!)
Wintec 500 all purpose saddle with CAIR
Pro-Craft absorber fleece A/P pad
Dover basic A/P pad
Nylon elastic girth with fleece that I forgot the brand of D=
Pro-Craft elastic contoured neoprene girth
Wintec noseband bridle with Wintec rubber reins
Tuffrider synthetic winter lace-up paddock boots (my favourite boots so far, but I think they only make them in winter or only that year or something..=( very very comfy)
Dee's Saddlery brand synthetic lace-up-paddock boots
Equi-Star lace-up synthetic boots (I thought these were awful and ended up cutting them up for materials =P)
Dublin easycare half chaps
Saxon field boots coming in the mail as we speak!
Anyway..probably way more information than necessary but I'm good at that