I had been on http://www.cleverwithleather.com for months obsessing over their beautiful designs and had told myself that I would make sure there was no question how much I wanted one if anyone asked. It was a bit tough to justify spending more than the price of a lesson on a belt but I was so drawn to them that I put it on my wish list. Let me show you why.
|Snaffle Bit Belt|
The belt I coveted was the Figure 8. I just thought the crossed straps, center disk with the CL logo, the bright brass buckles, and the contrast padding were so pretty. I chose the medium brown with hunter green padding. Let me just say that I've never had a belt this soft, every single stitch is perfectly spaced, the dye is vibrant, evenly distributed, and has never come off on my clothes. This is top quality bridle leather. What else would you expect to get from a master saddler that trained in England and Scotland and now makes these belts in Versailles, Kentucky? I love supporting items that are made in the USA from mom and pop operations and I really love telling everyone about them.
|My Custom Figure 8 belt|
|Taking it for a spin at a horse trial.|
|Phoenix and I being matchy matchy with our figure 8s.|
If you're going to be at Rolex this year keep an eye out for their booth where you can see these awesome belts for yourself. They also make custom dog collars with matching leashes and those super cute padded leather name plate bracelets.
Things are finally starting to warm up around here so check back on Monday and I'll give you my review of the Riding Sport Cool Blast shirt by Dover Saddlery. Until next week, happy riding!