Take a break from ankle-deep mud and itchy horse hair and admire a clean horse on a white background. Le Sigh.
Hermès just released a new promo for the Allegro, a magnificent new forward flap jumping saddle with calfskin seat, flexible injected stuffing, perforated flaps, and a extraordinary technical precision and balance to allow full range of motion for your horse. All this for just $8,000!
Now, we could all sit here and feel sorry for ourselves, wallowing in the despair of the perfect knowledge that we will probably never own an $8,000 saddle, our horse will never be this clean, and our braids will never be that perfect. You could stare at the fleece scarf you foolishly wore to the barn yesterday which will have your horse’s transient winter hair permanently affixed to it no matter how much currying, lint rolling, or washing you may attempt to save it. You could despondently compare your second-hand, beat up jumping saddle and fraying saddle pad to the fine equipment on display here.
Or, you can escape reality for a moment and appreciate the promo for what it is: an ode to the grace and majesty of a powerful gray horse leaping the bars against a pristine white backdrop. It’s a little slice of heaven. (You know, that place where Hermès saddle pads don’t cost $510. Before shipping.)
If you are interested in finding out more about the Allegro saddle, you can visit the Hermes Website.