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