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    08-11-2008, 05:06 PM
The thing is I have seen some of the Head Wranglers ride in their bridles, like Mrs. Belinda said above, and no one has ever said anything about it. That's why I thought it'd be okay to buy the saddle. I don't think I'm going to be able to sell it because it's one of those saddles from a starter package. I know not many people buy those. I just wanted a saddle and I thought I could use it.

One question: would y'all consider halters tack?
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    08-11-2008, 05:31 PM
ANY piece of equipment to be put on a horse is considered tack.

Sorry to hear that you are "stuck" with your saddle. It may be useful to you somewhere down the line.
    08-11-2008, 06:46 PM
Awww, sorry to hear about that. I don't like how horse barns can be so sticky about things like this. But then again, I can see their point too. I would try talking it out more with them, if, like you said, they can check it out and approve it. What they really should do is change their rules so only tack APPROVED by them can be used, so at least you have a chance.

Good luck!
And don't cry ... here are some tissues. :P
    08-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Thanks for your support guys! I'll try and see what I can do. I can also back myself up by saying we are able to use our own halters. This one lady uses her rope halter all the time for lunging! Maybe that will work a bit....

Well, my day has gotten somewhat worse despite y'alls support. I was backing out of the garage just to go down my street and feed some animals for my next-next door neighbors. Well, I didn't back out far enough before I started turning and WHAM, I hit the side of the garage. Thankfully, the only thing that was "hurt" on our van was some paint came off, but my mom is still mad. I don't even have my permit yet. I'm going to get it tommorrow.

Wow. I hate those bad days. :(
    08-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Well, ask the person you are closest to in a high position, if they would buy it from you.

If you do decide to sell the saddle, in your ad or in your discussions with interested buyers, DO NOT say how much you paid for it. You said you paid $75 for it. Market it at $80-100 with the good ol' "make an offer".

If you, or your mother, wants to say something, then say it. If you do it in a respectful, constructive manner, they will have nothing to be mad at you for. Don't go in, guns blazing, shaking your finger at everyone, "Listen up!". State your concerns and your position in a nice manner and you, and hope for the best. Maybe offer a plan of action, or give them something to work with.

(And poor you with the door! Don't beat yourself up over that. It happens. At least you have the excuse of not having your permit yet. If you had your license, you would have cause for feeling dumb. But not now! Cheer up love. It always gets better.)
    08-11-2008, 09:44 PM
Well I emailed the lady who's in a bit higher position than the last one, and this was her response:

Unless you are donating the items to camp and not expecting to get them back , I would have to say no. I do not want to be responsible for your equipment.
I then asked her if she meant that she didn't want the camp to have to pay if a girl messed up my saddle or if it broke. I'll see what she says!

I'm still going to keep the saddle as a decoration for my room, but I really wanted to use it.
    08-13-2008, 01:27 PM
Sorry, this is a double post, but she emailed me today after the meeting last night.

Apparently, they discussed the issue, WITHOUT talking to me, and decided that I can't use my saddle. They didn't even consult me, although I was the one who brought the issue up in the first place. I emailed her back saying that if that's what they decided, then people shouldn't be able to use their own bridles OR halters on the horses if I don't get to use my saddle. I have seen the adults using their own halters on the horses, so if they get to keep using their halters, I'm def. Bringing the issue up again.

I don't care if people get mad at me. If it goes that far, it's not a matter of me just wanting to use my saddle anymore, it's unfairness.
    08-13-2008, 01:45 PM
I'm sure in time you will come to find there are a lot of "unfairness" in the world specially when it comes to issues such as that! I'm sorry to hear that it seems as though you are the only one that can not use your "tack", I believe that if you do it in a respectful way then you should be allowed to voice your opinion without anyone getting mad. Unfortantly I'm sure that many will since they "may" loose their privlages due to your complaints. (Which, as you stated, is only fair then.)

If in the end you still can't use the saddle my biggest suggestion would be "keep the saddle". I kept my "youth" saddle for many many years with couple years inbetween of not using it at all or very little. Point being, you already spend the money ~ said goodbye to the money ~ and now you have a saddle w/ no horse to put it on. HOWEVER ~ someday you may have that horse & NO SADDLE then. At least if you get a horse someday you have a saddle to "start" off with until you can get a "more" appropriate saddle to use on the "new" horse.

Best of luck in your conquest!!
    08-13-2008, 04:30 PM
Yeah, you're right. I mean, not a whole lot of people were using their own stuff, so I'm sure it won't be a big deal. I just thought it was unfair that I couldn't use mine while everyone else could because I asked.

On top of all this, I failed my written test at the DMV. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to getting stuff right. I don't really care if I get in trouble, but if I get bad marks on something, I flip. I cried at the DMV! It sucked. :(
    08-13-2008, 08:49 PM
BIG hugs!!

Don't stress darlin' hese things happen. They suck, but you can only learn from them.

I was in a simialr situation in a college course, the college's saddles were horrible, el cheapo brands and really uncomfortable. At the time I had a nice County dressage saddle which was worth more than 10 of these saddles and I asked if I could use it and they said the same thing about insurance. So for the next 6 months I had to put up with saddle sores, I certainly wasn't very happy.

As for the driving test, there is no doubt that you had other things on your mind, you'll porbably ace it next time.

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