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post #1 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Trying not to tack hoard!


Am I the only one who has trouble selling unused tack? I have bits that my horse hates or aren't his size and saddle pads and things that I could sell but I keep think "well I MIGHT need it".

I have limited space at the barn and at home so I really try not to tack board but I don't know how to talk myself out of keeping stuff!!
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post #2 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 10:06 AM
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I have trouble getting rid of stuff sometimes, but when I get rid of it, I never miss it for a moment, and it's a bit of a relief to have to think about less things!
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post #3 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 10:08 AM
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I'm the exact opposite. I can't get something new unless I sell the first one. I'm notorious for getting a saddle, using it a couple times, and then selling it for one I might like better. So far this summer I have sold 1 saddle, traded another saddle, and I'm getting ready to sell the one I got in the trade so I can buy a different saddle. if It doesn't fit my horse, I can't use it.

I have one saddle that I will never sell though, it's a back up saddle. I do the same with bridles. Only reason I would sell a bridle is if I found one I liked better though. I use the money i got from the sale to buy a different one. I can only use one at a time!

Polo wraps are a whole different story. I love polo wraps. I can never sell them. I once gave a gigantic bag of polo wraps to a friend a couple years ago because I simply had too many. Wishing I kept a couple of them though because I have to buy duplicates since I liked the design so much!
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post #4 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 10:12 AM
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I have trouble getting people to buy my old tack. Lol
I'd love to get rid of it but, nobody wants it.
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post #5 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 10:35 AM
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I have hard time to decide what I want to get rid of. And unfortunately some pieces of tack are harder to sell than other (not bits though). But when I decide I have no problem selling.

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post #6 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 10:44 AM
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I had a big clear out of tack in the spring, went to a tack sale and raised a lot cash, made some space, but have had to replace some of that same stuff again since

I am trying very hard, with little success to cut down my saddle collection, but that would mean selling more and buying less I just snagged a really nice Stubben for silly money, at least I'm hoping its nice when it gets here, and I hope even more that it fits someone.
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post #7 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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I'm real good about unloading stuff I bought with the intent to resell.

Selling stuff is easier when it's not because you absolutely need cash. You can let stuff sit and sit until you get the price you want. Sometimes the effort of sorting, relocating and all that is what makes me slack off on it I think.
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post #8 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 11:48 AM
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I helped a friend clean out her tack room/barn/storage buildings. They had been stockpiling things for generations. Talk about hanging on to things!! Filled an entire horse trailer plus truck and took it to a local tack auction. There was still enough left to stock a large stable.

Their motivation to finally part ways with the stuff was the need for space, ability to access tack room for needed building repairs, and the fact that it could fund new show tack.

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post #9 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 11:58 AM
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Yes! I am battling myself about that issue now. I am selling a few things at the moment that I know I will not use again, and yet, I keep thinking well I 'might'.
I am pushing myself on with the thought of using the money for things I will use.
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post #10 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 12:13 PM
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Guilty, never know when youre going to need it, right? I usually go through all my extras and make sure to clean it at least once a year, plus its nice to keep track of what I have instead of having to run out and buy something new.

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