Tack hoarder I am not. I own one bridle, one saddle pad for schooling, one for shows, and two low end but functional saddles. On my part I own two pairs of schooling tights and one pair for showing. My tall boots are synthetic and my paddock boots I bought on consignment for $15.
I’m not really sure I have a favorite of anything. My stuff is functional and safe.
For breeches I tend towards tights instead of real ones due to fit. After spending hours trying on different breeches only to find that none fit me in all the places, I gravitated towards tights and haven’t looked back. My brand of choice is Irideon. My issential tights have taken the abuse of all my conditioning plus competition miles over 5 years and still look brand new. You can’t beat that for longevity.
I tend to ride in whatever shirt I feel like putting on and none are riding specific.
My saddles are both Thorowgood T8, part synthetic and part leather. They fit Gem well and take the abuse I throw at them. It’s not like I don’t want a better saddle, but Gem is 19 and insanely hard to fit. I don’t see the point in buying anything more expensive at this point in our lives since what I have fits her well.
Um, that’s about it. I do adore all my endurance gear which took me several years to perfect, but that is all now sitting in storage.
Oh wait! I do love my cross country vest. It’s an Airowear Mesh vest. That reminds me. I need to do my review of that.