i find lately i've developed a taste for expensive, high quality using tack for my horses and the same for western clothing, boots and accessories for myself. it's a very bad thing, because cowboys have exceptional taste and there are so many nice things out there to catch one's eye, like this gorgeously simple headstall from national roper supply:
i just keep adding to my collection a little at a time, as i can afford it. nothing beats outfitting your horse with quality tack. i'm still in search of a roping saddle.....wouldn't that be exciting. new saddles are monumental.