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post #1 of 19 Old 11-10-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Red face your most pointless/ impulsive horse related buy?

So, what was the most pointless horse related thing you have ever bought? Did you once buy that saddle pad just because it was pink, even though it was a fitted English saddle pad and you ride western? Or do you have 10 extra bridles sitting in your shed collecting dust that you bought just because it was on sale? Tell me about it!


Once, I bought a broken dressage saddle with some water damage just because it was 15@

i have no idea what i am doing
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post #2 of 19 Old 11-10-2013, 06:29 PM
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Oh gosh, I have so many.

I bought a synthetic saddle with little pony decals on it because it was 20 bucks. I have sleezys tucked away in every storage space because they were such great deals. I bought an Aussie saddle for 50 once. My dad bought me one stall sign (we have two horses) and my horses don't even have stalls, they're pasture kept.
I think the biggest thing I want right now that is a total money waster is one of those magnetic curry combs, I don't really believe in magnet therapy, but id like to try it out.
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post #3 of 19 Old 11-10-2013, 07:17 PM
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My first mare.

Not even kidding. Just as a disclaimer, I do not recommend it. I bought my first horse; a dominant, green, 17 hand mare with NO prior experience. Didn't know how to pick a hoof, let alone saddle and bridle. The amount of times I'd ridden I could count on both hands. My saving grace was that she is boarded, so her care was covered, and that the girl who ran daycamps was happy to help me when she was there.

Originally planned on just leasing for a month to go on trail rides until school. Got attached. Etc, etc. The difference between me and so many people who buy their first 'pretty pony' with no experience is I knew it was a stupid decision and immediately started flooding myself with horse knowledge. I found the HF not long after, and at this point I feel like I'm pretty competent when it comes to horses. I still learn new thins every day, but I know quite a bit at this point and am fairly confident in my horse knowing

The rest of my horsey purchases have been thought through a bit more!
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post #4 of 19 Old 11-10-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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My first mare.

Not even kidding. Just as a disclaimer, I do not recommend it. I bought my first horse; a dominant, green, 17 hand mare with NO prior experience. Didn't know how to pick a hoof, let alone saddle and bridle. The amount of times I'd ridden I could count on both hands. My saving grace was that she is boarded, so her care was covered, and that the girl who ran daycamps was happy to help me when she was there.
I guess you can say this about rudie too, But it wasn't I who bought him. My dads friend traded 4 tree transplants for him actually . This guy loves animals more than humans, even though knowing absolutely NOTHING, after hearing the words "can't afford" and "send away", it was a no-brainer!

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post #5 of 19 Old 11-11-2013, 01:46 AM
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i bought a horse halter just to display it in my room :)

If I am not riding I'm thinking about horses, and if I am not thinking about horses I'm riding
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post #6 of 19 Old 11-11-2013, 03:03 AM
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Bought a little S hackamore a size too big for my little mare, who doesn't even ride in a hackamore.

About a million different supplements i've never even used, just liked the idea of them.

I'm sure there's more but most things considered I tend to only buy things that I can use...a rare trait...lol

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #7 of 19 Old 11-11-2013, 03:12 AM
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My only real impulse buy has been a low port western grazing bit. Bought it cuz the mouthpiece measured 5.5" and it was $3 at Goodwill. Got it home and on further inspection, one of the shanks is bent, so I won't be putting it in my horse's mouth. Need to figure out what to do with it.

That's the great thing about being poor. You don't have extra money lying around to make impulse buys, so everything you buy is a deliberate purchase.
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post #8 of 19 Old 11-11-2013, 09:01 AM
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This had to be the one of the most useless horse thingamagiggy's I ever bought (and was similar to this): Bitten Bit Warmer @ Horse Tack Review
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post #9 of 19 Old 11-11-2013, 09:07 AM
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Rugs.
ALWAYS.
I am addicted to horse rugs.
Horserugaholic.
No longer have horses, so took my stash to my yard to sell and made a small fortune. Must have been close to 30 rugs for one horse o.o
To make it worse... he only ever wore three.
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post #10 of 19 Old 11-13-2013, 02:40 AM
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three halters for ONE horse.... I mean, they were beautiful, secondhand and soooo cheap ;P.
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