I have never had one before but I have been thinking about getting one for Henry's fancy new saddle (it does come with one included in the price but I suspect that does not include engraving). If I don't like the color/shape of that nameplate I will probably order another one elsewhere online.
Don't fret, my actual saddle will be a much longer flap than this!
I googled nameplate ideas a while ago and ended up on a bunch of threads about how people think nameplates are tacky. I've always thought that they were cool so this never even occurred to me... and perhaps as a naturally tacky human being I didn't really notice/mind.
Here is the color of the saddle again just for reference.
1) Silver or Gold for the color? I lean towards Gold (seems like a classic choice) but silver seems a bit more subtle.
2) What should I put on it? I am currently leaning towards Henry's registered name, Harfleur B, but it seems a more common choice to do the human's name.
My husband thinks that this saddle should have magical powers because it costs so much money for few pieces of leather... er go...
This just makes me laugh (I refer to my noble steed as Henryhugglehorse a lot)
3) Font? I like the fancy but still legible handwriting fonts best.
3) Which shape should I go for? I don't have an opinion about this yet.
Simple rectangles, some with slight variation
I call these "swirly do" shapes in my head
Any other thoughts? Are nameplates just tacky AF? Any suggestions on where to order them if I don't like whatever comes free with my saddle?
Can you tell that I am SLIGHTLY excited about my saddle arriving... ?!?!