#ThrowbackThursday: Come For the $475 Crop, Stay For the Comments

This $475 Hermes crop is undoubtedly a true work of art. So is the Facebook conversation swirling around it.

Somebody get Horsenista on the phone, because we’ve found the next drool-worthy item for her collection advertised for sale in the aptly-named “High End English Tack” group on Facebook:

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I mean … dang.




Okay, we can appreciate that this beautiful creation is truly a work of art by the fine folks at Hermes, who design top-of-the-line exquisite equestrian apparel, accessories and tack for the truly discerning buyer. (Case in point: the first thing I randomly clicked on at the Hermes website was this $1000 grooming tote.) Haters can hate and we all know that hard work and talent should take the day over name-brand tack … but if you’re gonna flash this one-of-kind crop at the judge, I’m willing to bet that they’re going to sit up and notice.

This is all well and good, except that because Facebook is the repository for everyone to voice their opinions, naturally, no one could keep quiet about this riding crop.

The comments ranged from pure, unadulterated admiration …

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… to those who couldn’t wrap their minds around that price for a crop …

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… to others who didn’t care how they would use it or how they would acquire it, they just needed to own it.

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(You go, girl.)

Amid the expected cries of “why so expensive??” there was at least one commenter who called it like she saw it …

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… and a few others who knew they couldn’t be trusted with such a piece …

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… to this guy who realized that there was actually an untapped market for this item:

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After that post, things started getting really weird.

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When we left the conversation last, everything seemed to have dissolved into giggles.

Hey, regardless of whether you take it or leave it, use it for your horse or frame it and hang it on the wall (or come up with some alternate uses of your own — this is a judgement-free zone) you can’t argue with the fact that this crop is a beautiful offering from Hermes. (We’ll take seven, please.)

Go riding!

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