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post #21 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 06:06 PM
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If I rode English, I would honestly have enough pads to sew together and make Abby a couple winter blankets. They're just so little and sooo much cheaper than western pads.

Also, if you haven't already, DO NOT Like Professional's Choice's facebook page. You will get all sorts of tack that pops up on your feed and you will find yourself facebook creeping them for hours.

*mutters to self* The reinsman one you have is fine. Lovely, in fact. You do not need more. You do not need more. You are broke.
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post #22 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 06:51 PM
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Lets see..for 2 rideable horses and 2 people that ride regularly we have 8 western saddles, 2 english saddles, 4 bareback pads, 10+ western saddle pads, 3 sidepulls, 17 "bitted" bridles, 3 hackamores, 2 bosals, an uncountable amount of halters, a huge pile of blankets and a pile of bits...I may, just may, have a problem. But I should say this is from years of horses and 3 of the saddles are old saddles that belonged to relatives. Since I'm saying all this I should probably admit I also have a bit fetish with any tack shop, catalog, or online store I have to look through all the bits first and am known to spend atleast half by gift cards on bits and the money I've spent. Its not that I need them or will ever use them..I just like to have them, you know, "in case".

Yep. I'm Danyale, and I'm a tackaholic.
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post #23 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by apachiedragon View Post
My problem goes far beyond collecting though. The hubby mentioned the other day that I really should clean out my tack room and get rid of what I don't use. I'm sure the look of abject terror on my face was quite amusing to him. I am like Gollum with his Precious. (Sorry, random geeky LOTR reference.) Nobody can have my tack. It's mine, all mine!
I tried the same thing with my boyfriend re: his skis. I swear I got the same look from him and he came home last night with ANOTHER pair of skis.

on a different note, I am looking for an AP saddle. anyone want to trade saddle for skis???
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post #24 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 09:16 PM
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Hello, I am waresbear and I am a tackaholic. When my children moved out I converted one of their bedrooms into a guest room but the closet holds my show clothes, the other is a tack room which rivals most tackshops. Complete with wall mounted bridle holders & saddle racks. I own 8 saddles, bridles too numerous to count, and a shelving system full of bits on display. The closet in this room holds blankets & hoods and has been modified with racks & shelving to facilitate this. I doubt I will ever be cured. I am a tack hoarder.
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post #25 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 09:40 PM
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I'm so glad I'm not alone in my addiction!

I seriously keep buying things like wool blankets, bits, headstalls, saddle pads and mohair cinches just because I like them. And they are purdy. And I love to do horse laundry. I lovingly wash my wool saddle blankets and cinches whenever they get dirty.

I tell others it's for the good of the horse. But deep down inside, I have to admit, I enjoy doing horse laundry!

Gosh, if I were a rich woman I would collect saddles. The only thing that keeps their population down is lack of money! But it's so hard to find a saddle that fits right. Wouldn't it be great to have a whole collection of saddles, so any horse you wish to ride, whether yours or someone else's, you have the perfect saddle just waiting.

Someone would say "my saddle gives my horse white hairs." And you could say, "no problem, I have about 50 of them. I'm sure one will fit just perfect."
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post #26 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider View Post
Someone would say "my saddle gives my horse white hairs." And you could say, "no problem, I have about 50 of them. I'm sure one will fit just perfect."
That sounds heavenly!

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post #27 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 10:29 PM
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Lol, I am a tackaholic in the midst of a family who is not. My parents roll their eyes when they see a new headstall, and say "Did you really need another one? You could have paid off your car by now!" Nor do they understand why I have a different saddle for every horse. I even want an English saddle because I think they look classy, even though I'm pretty sure I'd fall right off of one.
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post #28 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 10:37 PM
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If I had money to burn, I'd be a tackaholic. I'd probably have 2 saddles, half a dozen saddle pads, new paddock boots, short rubber booties for icky fall weather, winter riding boots, some bridles to practice putting them together and so the school horses I ride look snazzy, every type of breech you can imagine... I'd probably also have a bunch of training equipment like lungeing lines and whips, OH, and different colored crops!

...and I don't even have a horse. But if I had the money to buy all those things, I'd probably have a horse (since I'd have money to burn), so then I'd probably have even more things. :/

There is soemthing about horses that just want to make you drain your pockets!

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post #29 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 10:39 PM
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I'm another po-folk with the wannabe addiction.

I'm a bit obsessed with matching....

I had nice black horse boots that were brand new, but I bought identical ones in brown to match my tack.
And then the white fleece on the boots would look so nice with a white pad, so I bought a white pad even though I had a perfectly good purple one.

Sunny also has also had two bits, two saddles, two bridles, another pair of boots, and the list goes on....

And here's the catch.... She isn't even rideable yet!
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post #30 of 146 Old 09-13-2011, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider View Post
And you could say, "no problem, I have about 50 of them. I'm sure one will fit just perfect."
50 -- now there's a number I can live with.

I'll use it as a benchmark, if at any time I have LESS than 50 saddles, then I do not have too many.

That sets my mind at ease.
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