All you people and your rotten luck... grumble grumble. I'm still bitter over the fact that someone outbid me on an older Crosby Olympic Works saddle. $29 USD? Where is the extremely angry emoticon? !*&$
Late to this thread, but hello, I'm Rochelle and I'm a wannabe tackaholic. I'm too broke to make trips to the saddlery, but when I do, I usually walk out with more than I needed to get.
And I have a really weird obsession with buying new halters whenever I visit a tack shop. I only have the one horse now, and she has three main ones, and two "spares". I guess I've made up for keeping Honey in her original halter for the past two years when I had more than one horse to buy things for. However, this habit did extend before her - Evo had about four of his own. But he looked good in every colour, and the colours I want Honey in were usually always sold out/too expensive for me to justify another spend until recently haha!
I also have way too many saddle blankets, many that I don't use. I used to complain I had too many rugs, and karma saw to that with Evo ripping all my spares off of Honey so now I'm in the market for a new summer and winter rug for her - been using her unlined weatherbeeta for everything lately!
The one thing I want to replace is my grooming kit... I got one of them smaller packed ones they sell cheaply around Christmas each year to help my older, now starting to wear a little lower in quality kit (they're Bentley brushes and I've taken great care of them for the past five years with regular maintenance)... and whilst they're okay, I want to get a new decent set. Last time I was at the saddlery, I was amazed at how much it was for just ONE brush in the same as my set. Looks like that's going to be a slow gathering!
I was doing fine, only bought Angels halter, 3 sets of polos, 6 hoofpicks, a set of draw reins, all used all good prices, then I went to collect the mail today and my Greenhawk catalog was in the box, AGHHHHHHH so many must haves, no money
Fellow Tack Addicts, you will be proud of me. I got my greedy little hands on a new (to me) Pontillo close contact saddle for zip, zilch, nadda. All it needs is a girth, leathers and irons, plus some very minor repairs (loose stitching, mostly). It fits me perfectly and looks like it'll fit my broad shouldered mare.
Now I don't have to dip into my savings to buy a cheap saddle while I save up for that Stubben I want. MWAHAHA.
I'm about to sell my horse and will have MONIES in my horsey fund.
Ok, I lied. I don't even have a horsey fund. My horsey fund is whatever is left over after bills, gas, and sometimes it comes after food. Sometimes.
Anyway, I'm already day dreaming about a new horse to outfit. I'm imagining new jumping boots, saddle pads, half pads (OOOHH), and I will need a new bridle, probably a breat collar, and MAYBE A SADDLE.
Elz that's a pretty sadle. Tobacco is a much lighter color so I guess that would make it Havana. BTw, I am Linda and a tackaholic on behald of my hores loving teenager. Does tha make me Tackaholic-by-proxy? We son't even own a horse (we half lease) but already have 5 sadsles (one we are trying to sell and one is for whenever I finally get up the guts to try riding). Your nw used sadle will clean up great. Not sure what kind of Stubben you are saving for but the used ones aren't too expensive hese days and you can even get a new one for around $1600. My daugheter's used Stubben Edleweiss cost me $450 on ebay and it was in great shape!