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    11-12-2009, 12:44 AM
More than tack, I was trying to start my own library for a while there. I would order from Amazon almost weekly. I've slowed down though - it helps having this forum - a "free resource".
Now I'm trying to fight the urge to buy tack, especially saddle pads, for each season and holiday (of course Honey needs a Christmas saddle pad, oh and a green and red nylon bridle to match, and.....).
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    11-12-2009, 05:17 AM
Well I think I win on the saddle count- I have 15, around 20 bridles too many halters to count (yet a shortage of leads???) and around 50 saddle pads eep
But mostly I love to buy horseboots- every year I get a new set of comp boots and I always retired my last set into work boots... lol My ones now are carbon airvent and hologram!!! Very flash... I have no idea how many rugs we have- we have enough for 3 each for 9 horses and a few others...

So boots and wraps are my weakness!!!! Lol
    11-12-2009, 05:22 AM
I'm a tack hoarder already for my boy! Got him 2 nearly brand new snaffle bridles and an english show halter which I'll probably never use! Couldn't resist, he just looked so dashing in it. And he has countlesss halters, and lead ropes and brushes and lunge lines.
    11-12-2009, 05:30 AM
I have more pink things than I probably should... >.> Just bought a new saddle a few weeks ago. Like a $100 saddle pad. Whoops... my man was not pleased about it... because I have the same saddle pad already.

It was getting dirty!
    11-12-2009, 05:56 AM
Originally Posted by LeahKathleen    
I have more pink things than I probably should... >.> Just bought a new saddle a few weeks ago. Like a $100 saddle pad. Whoops... my man was not pleased about it... because I have the same saddle pad already.

It was getting dirty!
AHAHA LeahKathleen I did the same thing!!!!!!! Mine was blue with gold and silver trim though!!!!!!

It gets hard after lots of use to get it clean like when it was new!
    11-12-2009, 06:18 AM
I'm a tack hoard. I have had paul for just over 5 months and he already has 2 saddles, 3 saddle pads, 2 bridles, 3 sets of halters, 2 bits, and 2 sets of bell boots that match his bridles. Wonder what i'll accumulate in the next 5 months. Everything on my christmas list is for him.
    11-12-2009, 09:35 AM
I must say I am that too. I don't really have mine own horse yet I have countless things.two saddles, 4 or 5 bridles 1 halter, 3 leads, and just other things. Adn it is all in my room. My english is on my wall and my western on is a stand at the foot of my bed. I really need help.
    11-12-2009, 06:29 PM
It's people like us who keep the world from going into another depression lol.
    11-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Green Broke
Memoirs of an ex-hoarder
Hi everyone, I'm Sierra (*hi sierra*) and am a hoarder. It has been 3 years since I last hoarded.(*clapclapclap*). My hoarding started when I was about 14, I got my first horse Magic. Shortly after, I got my first saddle and bridle ect. In just a few short years my obsession came full swing. I only had 1 saddle, but 20+ pads, around 30+ headstalls, bits in numbers I couldnt even count(oh how I loved to walk into my tack shed and just gaze at all the polished silver, the slowly wearing leahter, the rainbow of different blankets, I loved to run my fingers over the tangled knot of halters I kept in an old 50 gallon barrel, to stroke the rough and soft, smooth and fraying nylon and cotton..... sigh*) and smaller pieces in the hundreds... I was unstoppable, I even found a tack dealer who would cut only me a special price because I purchased soo much soo frequently... But alas when I sold Honey, I couldnt bear to look at all of the tack anymore. So I did the unthinkable, I SOLD IT!!!! (*gasps, choked sobs*).

And now I am again after 3 long tackless years longing to feel the soft leather of a new saddle under my butt, the rough cotton reins in my hands, I long to once again have enough tack to outfit an army...
I am ready to fall back off the wagon, im tack fiening! Anyone like to give me a fix? ;)
I am Sierra and I am a tack hoarder.
    11-17-2009, 02:55 AM
Originally Posted by dynamicspud    
me me meee!

I am worse than a tackaholic...I am a tack HOARDER.

I have 4 saddles and countless fittings, and at least 7 bridles, numerous sets of horse boots...and I ride 2 horses.

The saddest part is that I have sold a great deal of my tack this year, but I have bought tons more stuff as well....I'm not doing this right! Lol

I'm in the total same boat here! Also, my jumper has slightly shorter legs than most horses so whenever I find boots that fit him perfectly I tend to buy the same brand over and over again in different colours - you always need white, black, and purple right? My obsession really spans to brand name stuff, if I get a really good deal on it I HAVE to buy it.

Recently I have been getting rid of tack as well. I have been having to say to myself "I haven't used this in a year and probably won't use it again - I should sell it" especially when it comes to bits. I had quite the collection. I had almost 45 bits, 10 being different variations of Happy Mouths. I had several that were the same bit but they were either in different sizes or bits my horses go in (for example, I had and still do have 2 D ring french link bits, one is a cyprium bit and the other is just a regular korsteel - one is on my show bridle and one is on my schooling bridle, way too lazy to switch over plus it gives me an excuse for having an extra bridle). I kept telling myself ONE day I might have a horse that would go in that bit haha

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