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    09-13-2011, 11:48 PM
  #31
Showing
My addiction is slightly more understandable. All in all, we have 10 horses in the pasture right now that are rideable (though there's only ever 4 of us that ride, and that's at the very most). We've got about 30 halters, maybe more counting the nylons that we never use, only 4 saddles though (lost the other 6 in the fire), 8 saddle pads, ready-to-go bridle setups for 7 horses and several more bridles with no bits or reins. There are probably 15 additional bits with no bridles and I always try to keep 3 or 4 extra pair of reins around. We used to have a ton more before the fire but that pretty much wiped us out. What we have now is what's been bought in the last year or so.

Oh, and did I mention that we also have 3 sets of harness for a single pair of big horses? LOL.
     
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    09-14-2011, 12:46 AM
  #32
Foal
Hello. My name is Linda and I am a tackaholic. I don't even ride a horse, but I am the mom of one very special 14 year old horse crazy girl. We don't OWN a horse (we half lease) but currently have 2 English saddles, a western and an Aussie. I just bought my daughter her first dressage saddle on ebay for more than I planned on spending, though I hope to sell her first English saddle on ebay within a few days which will keep us a 4 saddle home. My daughter has at least 2 of everything, and more leather cleaners, sponges, brushes, picks than I can describe. She has 3 trunks--a tack trunk at the barn, an old trunk we brought home because the part where it locks broke, and her summer camp trunk. She has tack wipes and bit wipes, she even has butt wipes (whoops---under the tail wipes). I get insomnia and go online to buy stuff and then don't remember what it is until it arrives in the mail. I love searching out sales. I obsessed for a MONTH over which stirrup leathers to get her only to end up buying the ones I saw from the start. Now that the dressage saddle will be here in a few weeks, we will need a dressage girth, bridle (Thank God its not hard to match black), bit, stirrups etc. The obsessiveness drives me crazy to the point of headaches. I need a 12 step program. I need a meeting. I need a sponsor (or a sugar daddy). Thank you for listening.
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    09-14-2011, 12:52 AM
  #33
Foal
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I tell others it's for the good of the horse. But deep down inside, I have to admit, I enjoy doing horse laundry!

I hate doing MY laundry but I LOVE doing horse laundry. The horse stuff gets washed before anything else. I love cleaning out the lint trap so I can tell I did a good job getting all the hair off. I love making white saddle pads turn white. I do not think this is part of my tackaholism. I think its my inner OCD.
     
    09-14-2011, 01:00 AM
  #34
Foal
God, grant me the serenity to accept the tack I cannot buy, the courage to buy only the tack I truly need, and the wisdom to know the difference.
     
    09-14-2011, 01:39 AM
  #35
Weanling
Hi, I'm Tymer, and I'm a tackaholic.

My mom finally learned that if I'm "only buying one thing" at Dover, she'd better give me case, or I'll come home with three huge bags full of stuff!

Right now I have two saddles (one currently totally unused), three sets of stirrup leathers, two pairs of stirrups, three helmets, 12 saddle pads and 1 leadrope that still has the tag on it. All of this for one rider and one half leased horse. I have a problem...

I want to get a job at Dover next summer to get discounts and help pay for my habit!
     
    09-14-2011, 02:01 AM
  #36
Trained
I went in for a halter and came out with a Western Show Bridle and Romal Show reins.....$840 later..........OOOYYYYY!
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    09-14-2011, 02:07 AM
  #37
Showing
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
I went in for a halter and came out with a Western Show Bridle and Romal Show reins.....$840 later..........OOOYYYYY!
     
    09-14-2011, 05:27 PM
  #38
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I went in for a halter and came out with a Western Show Bridle and Romal Show reins.....$840 later..........OOOYYYYY!
*faint*
     
    09-14-2011, 07:00 PM
  #39
Showing
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
I went in for a halter and came out with a Western Show Bridle and Romal Show reins.....$840 later..........OOOYYYYY!
That sounds eerily familiar Dreamcatcher!

My hubby cringes every time I say hey let's go to Hoosier Horse Fair, Equine Affair, Congress....he knows it's going to sting his wallet
     
    09-14-2011, 07:19 PM
  #40
Yearling
Oh yes...

I just ordered a custom breastcollar and headstall. $600 later...

Then I was looking on the girls website that is doing the set for me and figured I better get a bronc halter and my spur straps are kinda old looking (they might be a year old) so I should get some new ones as well...another $350 later...ugh..

Plus im addicted to buying and selling saddles. I have 2 horses and usually have about 5 saddles on hand at all times. They are all for sale and the turn over is usually about a month but still...I think I have a problem..lol
     

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