If you don't really need the money you could get for another purpose and the accumulation of stuff is reasonably organized I don't see the problem with keeping equipment that doesn't fit your horse. Now, if your living room was filled floor to ceiling with bridles, or you were hanging on to them when you were having trouble paying the farrier then yes, it's past time to let things go.
I've only owned one horse in my life so I haven't had the worry of selling tack that no longer fits my horse in case I get another one of similar size. I've never had a problem with selling items that I no longer need, and I recently put a bunch of equipment up for sale. Some of it sold, some of it didn't (I'm willing to negotiate, but I'm not in dire need of extra cash so I'm not going to sell it for dirt cheap!), and I was ok with that. Come to find out that a few of the items I was trying to sell and didn't are ones that I want to keep, such as a saddle and girth that my boyfriend can use! So glad that it didn't sell!
I also recently acquired a bunch of random horse equipment from my boyfriend's mom who hasn't had horses in about ten years or so. I looked through and found a few items that I could use, but I would rather sell most of the items than hang on to them. I would feel really uncomfortable selling the stuff that she has hung on to all of these years even with her permission, so it's been sitting here for a bit. Over the course of this summer I've already taken a pair of stirrups and both pairs of leathers off of the two saddles for my own use, fit one of the bridles and bits to the TB that I've been riding, used the slightly-too-large girth on my new saddle, and commandeered a few other miscellaneous barn items. This time last year if these items had mysteriously fallen into my hands through some other means then most of it would have been sold immediately without a second thought. I'm glad that I would have been too uncomfortable selling the items- so much of it has come in handy already when I wasn't expecting it to!
Oh, I think it's also worth mentioning that I currently have 5 saddles in my possession and only one horse. I have my normal wintec dressage saddle that I use everyday, the Australian saddle that I bought because it was a good deal, the close contact saddle that I bought and still haven't really had a chance to use yet, and two older saddles (one dressage and one cc) that came from the boyfriend's mom. My wintec isn't going anywhere anytime soon, the Australian is staying here for my boyfriend, the cc will theoretically be used several times a month if I get back to doing a little jumping, and I just don't want to sell the boyfriend's mom's saddles! The two that are old, hard as a rock, and something that I probably won't ever use are the ones I don't want to do anything with!
Last edited by DuckDodgers; 07-30-2013 at 01:22 AM.