Hello, my name is Dee, and I, too, am a tackaholic. I have two horses of my own, but have three saddles (two identical ones - long story!). Dancer is my riding horse, but Rain is just a yearling. Daughter has five horses - but only one is rideable. She has two saddles. I can no longer get to my sewing machine, and barely get to my computer due to all the saddles in my office/sewing room/guest room.
My downfall is tack auctions. I just love them. Why by one halter when you can get ten for half the price? I never
buy just one lead rope - it's always at least five. Halters and leadropes are always dissappearing from where I left them. The first thing at each auction that I usually buy is a western saddle pad. Not only do I really need them (not), but I need something to sit on - those bleacher seats are hard on my fat old bum! Hoof picks, hoof knives, rasps (can't even use one!), nippers (can't use that one either) but you never know when they might come in handy.
Saddles - I'm always on the lookout for a cheap/good saddle. I have one saddle that fits my mare fairly well, but I'm always looking for something better. Or that someone might need some day. Or that might clean up and look good again. Or...
I just LOVE tack auctions!
The only thing keeping my checkbook out of the red is that most of the horse auctions (which are preceded by lovely tack and junk auctions) are currently shut down around me due to the economy. Also, the only ones within driving distance still in operation are on weeknights, and I have to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get to work.
I tried easing my withdrawal from the tack auctions on Ebay
, but it's just not the same...