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    10-08-2011, 11:54 PM
New definition of a tack addict,

You get given a new saddle pad

And all you can think is, gotta buy matching polos
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    10-09-2011, 03:02 AM
Hi My name is Angi and i'm a Tackaholic. Hello everyone back in the back rows... I've been squirreling away tack for years and have 5 saddles for 2 semi ridable horses uh huh go figure. 4 bridles, 7 or 8 pads 10 bits and the list just goes on and on and on. SIGN ME UP!!
    10-09-2011, 10:35 AM
Because I do saddle repair and take in consignments, sellers often ask me to sell the saddle and "well, you may as well have the rest of the stuff" and I could wind up with anything. I now have a tote box full of bits.
    10-09-2011, 11:58 AM
My niece bought me a saddle this summer - she was trying to be nice, but really doesn't know one saddle from another. I ride western, but the saddle she bought me was a dressage saddle! She didn't get hurt any - she only paid $10 for it, and it's in fairly good shape it came with a nice pad and girth, too. The tackaholic in me said to get with daughter's horse trainer and see where I can get leathers for it, just in case I was able to work up the nerve to try riding in an English saddle. (That's a laugh - it took me two years after buying Dancer to get up the nerve to ride her!)

I was able to resist the temptation, though. Daughter's horse trainer (who didn't know about the saddle) said she needed a dressage saddle for her daughter - who had progressed in her riding to the point where she was ready for dressage lessons (mother and daughter lessons?). Saddle just happened to be in the trunk, so I popped the trunk open and asked if that saddle would work for her daughter.

It was a nearly perfect fit! It's a tad big, but since daughter is only 12, it should work for quite a while. It also turned out to not be the cheap Ebay saddle I though it was. The leather was good quality, even I could tell that, but I know very little about saddles, and absolutely nothing about English saddles. The saddle was some sort of German brand...Stueben??? Something like that anyway. Horse trainer already had leathers that matched it perfectly. Her daughter was extatic, and they both were in tears when we left.

Niece was pretty ticked that I gave away the saddle she bought for me...but if that saddle fit a twelve year old girl, there is NO WAY it was going to fit my fat backside!!!
    10-09-2011, 12:14 PM
She got a Steuben for $10???? That beats my saddle find by a mile!
    10-09-2011, 12:15 PM
You know your a tackaholic when....

My dog chewed up my COACH wallet this morning so I MUSt drive over an hour to the COACH outlet, which happens to be 9 miles from Dover Saddlery and Horsemen's outlet. Hmm...I think my daughter needs some new brushes and I hear there is a Columbus Day Sale at Dover.
    10-09-2011, 12:15 PM
Sounds totally valid to me Lippylulu!
    10-09-2011, 12:32 PM
Tomorrow is going to be painful (for my wallet) 75% bridlework on horseloverz already have the items picked out, now to wait for the price drop.
    10-09-2011, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
She got a Steuben for $10???? That beats my saddle find by a mile!
It was just plain dumb luck, I think. The saddle had been a gift to the lady that was selling it in the city-wide garage sale. She used it a few times and decided that owning a horse and riding it were just too much work. She sold the horse years ago, but forgot about the saddle until she was cleaning out her attic looking for stuff for the garage sale.

Little girl I gave it to is really enjoying it - she went to her first show last month - she and her mother really worked that saddle over, and it looks great!
    10-09-2011, 01:11 PM
A $10 Stubben,

Certainly wins the bargain prize for me

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