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        10-24-2011, 06:30 PM
    There is no hope for me, I'm a tackaholic, now working for a tack shop. :) lol.
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        10-24-2011, 08:24 PM
    No tack purchases...yet...but the window shopping...I have carts loaded up at every online tack shop! I'm about to make my very first purchase, and I know its the beginning of the end of my checking account.
        10-25-2011, 01:51 AM
    Originally Posted by SaddleOnline    
    There is no hope for me, I'm a tackaholic, now working for a tack shop. :) lol.
    You are in serious trouble! You will look though the work books and go "that bridle would be perfect, that pad and that set of polos, bell boots" I am telling you, work books are like crack to a junkie!

    And my new shortened list of crap I want and don't really need has yet again gotten bigger....... palm to face
        10-25-2011, 12:57 PM
    Fellow Tackaholics, I’ve discovered the perfect way to collect tack without breaking the bank! Just this past weekend, I inherited a Western saddle with all the leathers, cinches and irons. My boyfriend took me to see his grandparents, who used to have a few horses. The horses are long gone, but the tack remains… and is now mine. It’s still hanging out in a shed, waiting for me… but when I want it, I have a saddle, some blankets, a couple bridles, some bits, a hackamore and some driving tack. It needs a lot of care and some minor repairs… but I like cleaning tack. Now I have more tack than I’ll ever need, all for the price of FREE.

    Everyone, go find some ex-horsey people and your addictions will be satisfied! Your bank account will remain intact and you’ll be doing someone a favor by taking their ‘junk’ off their hands. Rejoice, for I have found the answer!
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        10-25-2011, 01:06 PM
    You lucky duck! Most of the ex-horsey people I know won't turn loose of their saddles. They might give away a worn out saddle pad or headstall, but consider their saddles and useable tack an investment...one that must be plated in gold considering the prices they ask when they do decide to part with it.
        10-25-2011, 01:08 PM
    Craigslist and tack swaps are always great too!!! I got my 200 tack truck off craigslist for 50$!!
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        10-25-2011, 10:32 PM
    I'm now on the hunt for a Warmblood sized browband. Apparently, Vanna's forehead is too wide for a full sized bridle. Urgh.
        10-25-2011, 10:39 PM
    ROFL! Courtney, that is one of the reasons why I am very glad that I am a country cowgirl that has a bit of a hand at leather work...at least well enough to make something functional that doesn't look like complete crap. Several years ago, I bought a draft sized bridle when I was still riding my 4 year old Perch, John. Well, I decided that my 2 year old Belgian/QH cross was ready to have his first couple of rides and I found out that the browband on the bridle that fit John perfectly was almost 2 inches too short for Rafe and pulled the bridle forward and pinched his ears . So, I made my own browband that would fit him and his freaking FAT head.
        10-26-2011, 12:25 AM
    Lucky! I felt so bad for this poor girl. She just stood there while I fiddled with the bridle, in hopes of adjusting it so it would fit. Everything seems to fit well, except for the stupid freaking browband. And do you think I can find JUST the HDR browband to match? Noooooo.

    Not only that, but her 54-inch girth BARELY fits. I have it attached on the last hole of each billet and I'm crossing my fingers that it will fit a little better when she tones up. Man, that girl is HUGE.
        10-26-2011, 03:04 AM
    Definately sign me up for this one :) I have six horses (3 of which are rideable) but if I have less than 10 saddles I somehow always seem to start shopping. And of course I always need more pads/bridles/cinches/anything that you can put on a horse

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