Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
For six horses (only four of which are "saddle horses", the other two are being broke to drive):
-8 saddles (two that don't fit any of the four riding horses, one that I just plain won't use, one in the mail, and one that is being held for "when I start showing 2-Pak" -- probably years from now. XD)
-5 breast collars
-5 or 6 flank cinches
-1 old, *old* McClellan saddle that I'm not even sure my horses will let near them.
-8 headstalls (only two of which truly match any of my saddles)
-Countless numbers of halters (half of which don't even fit a single horse I own!) and lead ropes.
-4 "show" halters (but only three horses get shown at halter, and the two younger ones don't even fit in any of the halters!)
-50+ bits (mostly curbs, that I don't even use)
-1 driving harness
-1 small pony cart
-8 or 9 saddle pads
-2 tail bags, never used
-4 horse blankets (and I rarely even blanket my horses... Magic and sometimes Ruby get a blanket when they're being trailered, 2-Pak if I just bathed him...) plus 3 more in the mail
-2 sets of red sports boot, both used quite often; also 1 more in the mail
-limitless amounts of split reins, some of which are broken or have lost their mate
-3 barrel reins... two of them are too short for all but my 14hh mare
-2 haynets that I've never used
-3 trailer feed bags that came with the trailer... two are broken, all are shoved up in the nose of the trailer being used to protect the fluorescent lightbulbs. XP
-3 rope halters that I never use, 1 which 2-Pak broke.
-5 or 6 girths
-2 crops and a lunge whip that have never left the trailer tack room
-2 pair of spurs
-3 pair of spur straps
-1 trailer tie, used only for Dante because it keeps him from untying himself and wandering about en-route
-about 98% of an old draft horse harness that my dad scavenged from the cow barn
And that's not even going into the grooming box (I have minimum two of almost every kind of brush and hoof pick), the "show grooming" box (for rubber bands, hoof polishes, etc; stuff I only use for shows), three "first aid" boxes, and a big "shoe pocket" thing full of shampoos (Magic and Tanner get their own particular brand of shampoo; 2-Pak is allergic to most anything but the EzAll Green; and the rest all get Mane and Tail), fly sprays (two brands), sheath cleaners, and who knows what else.
I definitely have a hoarding problem. :p