Originally Posted by DaraT
Way to much bling for me. As a person who would like to get back into showing, I just can't afford this fashion style. Not to mention, that you really need to upgrade your outfit every year. I find it ironic that the guys' fashion is still the same. About the only thing they need to keep up with is the changing hat creases.
I have a show saddle, but I tried to find one that the least amount of silver on it. Eventually I would like to replace it with a nice tooled show saddle with no silver. I recently bought a show halter that is a nice tooled leather with only small silver buckles. The all silver show tack is just not my taste.
So when I do get back in the ring, I'll be the one in a nice off the rack shirt and my hat will have the old fashioned crease. Keeping it simple will help me afford the ever increasing entry fees.
Yes the guys have it so easy, just pick up a solid button-down shirt from the local department store and you're good to go. Maybe throw in a colorful scarf if you want to get flashy. It seems like the guys even have a bit less bling on their saddles but maybe that's just me.
I sometimes wish the same could be said for women, but then again, we do get to have a little bit more fun with our outfits, even if it is a challenge to find stuff that's tasteful and reasonably priced.