I have an 18-year old Orthoflex dressage saddle that I have had to retire this year. The joints attaching the flexible panels to the tree wore out and the saddle was moving too much. No one in the UK knows anything about Orthoflex saddles, but nevertheless, I found an enterprising saddler willing to give repairing it a go. However, not knowing what they should be like when they're working, he went too far the other way and now the panels don't move at all. In its current condition, it's just not usable on any horse. Obviously can't really sell it as anything more than a decorative ornament. Shipping it back to the US for repairs would cost far more than it's worth. However, I'm balking at chucking it out as I've had it for 18 years and I am quite attached to it.
What would you do with it?
Is this how people become hoarders?
The saddle in its better days: