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post #21 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 10:29 AM
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Exactly!! The one that Little Man uses was my mom's when she was a kid!!! And when a 4-h'ers barn burned down, I was able to loan her one of mine for her hard to fit horse, and I still had a saddle (or 5) incase I wanted to ride even though I wasn't supposed to.

And you can NEVER have enough bits, EVER!!!! I don't care if you have a "go-to" bit, you still need back-ups.

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post #22 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 10:32 AM
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So glad I'm not the only one!! Last week I got motivated to put together a bin of miscellany that I'm pretty sure I'll never use. I intended to donate it to a local riding center. I was feeling great until my husband looked through it and decided we should probably hang on to it. He spoke those famous words, "you never know...."
Another one comes to the dark side (muah-ha-haaa!!!)
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post #23 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 10:34 AM
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I rarely buy stuff yet it accumulates. Someone who's gone out of horses will bring a saddle to consign and often a box of stuff which they have no interest in. This is how halters, curries, brushes, spare reins, lead ropes, etc start filling up my space. One fellow threw in a very dirty mildew smelling saddle. It was sold within a week, all cleaned up and smelling like leather. I have to be ruthless in what gets tossed but am usually able to pick up a few extra bucks or if someone new to horses buys a saddle I'll toss in some freebies.

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post #24 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 10:45 AM
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I guess this is what my place will eventually look like. I just bought my first horse in May a 3 year old that is in training that I do not currently ride. Since May I have started with 2 halters and lead ropes, 2 complete sets of grooming supplies (blue and purple), 3 pairs of spurs, 2 saddle pads, 3 pairs of smb (will admit i almost bought another pair), 1 sheet (never used) currently looking for another one,1 bridle and on the search for another one, 1 saddle. In 3 months I think I am on the right track to join this support group!!
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post #25 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by autumn rain View Post
Hey all you tack hoarders! How about getting organized and then donating some of your unused horse things to a therapeutic riding barn or to a rescue stable? It's a win win when you do. I did just that and have a nice neat tack room, and feel good about helping out.
This is a fantastic idea, and something that I would recommend everyone who has the opportunity do. However, that doesn't help the "What if I get a horse that needs it" issue! I don't want to donate a bridle that I would quite possibly need in the future. However, if I had somehow looked around and saw I had 17 bridles, then some would likely go the way of donation. At that point some items have to overlap in size and quality, and the odds of selling that many bridles decreases
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post #26 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 11:43 AM
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My name is Golden and I have a tack issue!

If you factor in the fact that I have had Haffies, Arabs, Drafty types and stock horses, I have lost and gained weight in spectacular ways, and also wavered between English and western, then some overstock has built up!

I find myself suddenly with two western horses, no English, but have one western saddle, and err counts on fingers, 6 English saddles.

I have a couple of nice western headstalls, but also a huge number of whole and partial English bridles.

Clothing for me! I have tons of stuff of all different sizes!

I need to have a sale, I could do with the cash, but have no idea, which way to go in the future. At the moment I think when I do ride again it will be western, LOL, kinda has to be as I don't have an English horse, so do I sell or wait?
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post #27 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 11:51 AM
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Tack hoarders, UNITE!!!

LOL, seriously though, if you have the space and don't need the money from selling it, I would keep ahold of anything that is in good shape because you truly never know when you might need it.

We've had an old Courts western saddle in the tack room that nobody had rode in years. I'd contemplated getting rid of it because it's got semi-QH bars and a 6.5 inch gullet...not nearly big enough to fit anything we ride. BUT, I just couldn't stand the thought of parting with it. My Dad got it custom long before I was born.

Fast forward to the present: I was given an appendix QH about 3 years ago that is significantly narrower than most of our horses. He was just a pasture puff until my nephew lost his horse to an intestinal disorder. So, Braden inherited Jesse. Up until this year, he'd ridden in the kid saddle that both me and my brother grew up in but when he started to ride in it this summer, we found out that he'd outgrown the kid saddle.

So, now he's riding Jesse in that old Courts and it fits both of them great. If I'd gotten rid of it all those years ago when I was considering...they wouldn't have a saddle now, or at least Brother would have had to buy a new one.
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post #28 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 07:38 PM
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I have a saddle that my dad bought me when I was 11 years old. It is a cheap saddle, it is very old, and it has some red paint on it here and there. I would be really lucky to get $25 for it. When I look at it, I can remember Daddy bringing home that pony and the excitement. I remember how I had to ride bareback for months. Then the local hardware store got in this saddle and he bought it and brought it home for me (and my sisters). It isn't going anywhere.

Now I will try to think up an excuse for the rest..............

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post #29 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 10:00 PM
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I'm definetly a tack hoarder. Lol I have 10 bridles, 6 girths, 4 martingales, 3 saddles, and tons of other tack items I can't count at he moment. Interestingly enough, I've only ever owned one horse. Lol

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post #30 of 36 Old 07-30-2013, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
I'm definetly a tack hoarder. Lol I have 10 bridles, 6 girths, 4 martingales, 3 saddles, and tons of other tack items I can't count at he moment. Interestingly enough, I've only ever owned one horse. Lol
Sounds pretty normal to me.

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