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post #11 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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The "big" item for me is my Thinline pad. Don't really need this one - I found a treeless pad that's working - but one day.......LOL
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post #12 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
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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I do the same thing. Ill buy saddles and use them a few times, then when I get a few ill sell the ones I don't use. It's good becauss I can let them sit until I get the price I want. I just sold my pro rider and the woman didn't try to chew me down, and I sold my simco yesterday, and the girl tried to get me down by about 35$, but I didn't have to sell it and was able to stay firm on my price. I wanted that 30 bucks lol.
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 12:42 PM
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Hmmm...when I first got my horse, she came with a saddle, pad, bridle..basic stuff to get started. Soooo, I thought I don't need anything (right away). HAHAHAHA!!! I have accumulated so much for my one horse it's crazy! I have stuff in my tack locker, my car, my house. At least I'm not the only one at the barn who does it. There's one girl who has one horse and has 40+ different halters for him.

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post #14 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 01:52 PM
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I gave up trying to "not" be a tack hoarder.. I embraced it LOL Mind you my tack room is getting full.. and the tack room in the trailer.. it's already started to creep into my room... Better get building that second tack shed!

Plus i find it hard to part with some tack since they belonged to horses that have passed on.
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post

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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Why should you be any different than the rest of us? - lollollol

I have done all my trail riding bareback, my entire life. Yet I have seven saddles and only four horses

One of those saddles is the old Sears-Roebuck outfit mom bought me, brand new, for my first horse in 1959. If you remember Sears when "Roebuck" was attached, you probably remember they once sold tack

Bits? oh geez-----------------

piggin' strings, Chicaco screws, spare leather reins "just in case", head stalls, leg wraps, leg boots, saddle blankets, breast collars, martengales, and on and on and on.

I have two tack boxes chuck full of ------------------ heck I don't know what.

My saddles are all under wraps in the attic; they've never spent a night in a barn

I need to start selling them off - at least five of them - it's ridiculous.

We are all suckers for something new and shiny - the studious look that reeks of "hmmm, this looks interesting, maybe I'll give it try" is any sales person's big cha-ching moment. And of course, if that sales person is really good at their job, they can "cha-ching" us for a few more things that sound inviting at the moment but we will never use, when we get that item home

Good luck parting company with "stuff". If you can get that done without sentiment and shedding tears, write the book on how you did that and I'll probably be the first to buy it
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post #16 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 03:47 PM
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I have a saddle pad and polo wrap addiction. I love to be matchy-matchy. I also have lots of bits and bridles that I never use, but I just can't bring myself to get rid of them. There is just a feeling of happiness that I get when I see all of my stuff lined up all pretty on the wall.
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 03:56 PM
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I'm a full fledged tack hoarder, I nor my mom nor dad has ever sold a piece of tack-- except for the saddle I grew out of. Currently we have 11 saddles, 25+ newer bridles with bits and 2 of everything else, and an assortment of older ones. We also have 4 nice saddle pads and a whole trunk full with more. BUT I am considering getting rid of a few we don't I can replace them with more!
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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I'm an oddball. I have one saddle, one bridle and one hackamore. I have many pads and sheets and bits and just bottles and bottles of stuff and piles of non saddle or bridle things!
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 04:30 PM
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I'm pretty good about getting rid of things I don't need. Before I left KY I was basically giving stuff away. I had a gorgeous set of Stubben reins, $110 new, and I had never used them and gave them and my 3 other sets of spare reins to a friend since I a) don't have a horse anymore and b) am taking a short break from riding. The only things I haven't/won't give away are my Wintec saddle (just in case I start up again and need a quick saddle), one of my bridles, and my bits. I invest a lot of money in good bits and I would rather have a huge selection I already own if I do get a new horse and need to play around with different bitting options.

However, that's about all the horse stuff I currently have, plus or minus some things that I would rather keep, since I know I'll need them in the future.

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post #20 of 21 Old 08-22-2012, 04:36 PM
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Hi, my name is Emma... And I'm a self confessed hoardaholic...

I been collecting stuff for alli for less than 2 years and I already need to get rid of some of it! Starting with the saddle that will never fit her. Ever. Though in my defence I have been triying (half heartedly) to find out what a local tack store will pay for it, and my mum is like 'oh but it might fit her once she fills out...' She IS filled out mum, I'm trying to get her to lose weight!

There is a disgusting old rug which needs chucking. After winter. Meby I have bits which don't fit, headcollars which rub, broken leadropes I might get round to fixing someday... various suplement tubs which might one day be the perfect size for something, 1 big tub full of odds and sods I might one day never use, bags of lunging equipment I've never used, brushing boots which I found when I moved in and decided to keep despite them having wildlife living in them and they dont fit my horse, brushing boots that I never use and dont match the ones I do use....

But I still NEED to collect more!!!
I love shiny new (purple) bits of grooming kit... I really have to try hard to not buy something pretty when I'm in the tack store... Its not my fault... They keep getting in new cool things to sell to me!!

But its all come round to bite me in the bum. I actually need some things but I have no money for them, like my own saddle that will fit my horse (I have adopted a friends saddle for now hehe), blue brushing boots to match the blue numnahs, saddle bags, more buckets, more feed bins... the more I think the more I find I want!!

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