Monday, May 5, 2014

Pony Weekend Wrap-Up: Goin' to the Tack Store

It started out as a really good idea--I'd sent some items to a tack sale and the ones that didn't sell were just sitting in my loaner vehicle. I either needed to put them away or sell them. I have lots of horse stuff and was ready to part with these ones, so I opted to hit the local tack store before heading out to my lesson on Saturday.

Of course, they know me there. Redheadlins happened to be working the counter. She's my notoriously expensive friend, under whose influence I have ended up with things like a Sprenger bit, a fancy breastcollar, oh, and a new horse. Before I check out, she assures me I have to see the new consignment that has come in and because I'm a tack 'ho, I accept.

Can't say no
I am in desperate need of new breeches. I am also not overly-endowed with money due to life circumstances. She hands me two pairs of lightly-worn FITS full seat breeches. $35/pair. I've always wondered if I would like them and been a bit insecure about the ass-patches, but now I'm going to find out. Look for a review soon, I guess.

Then we get looking at some fancy tall boots. I'm not too interested because they're dress boots and I don't really "do" dressage, but I already have breeches on. I slip into one pair. Dehners. Broken in, but not used up. Fit like they were made for me. Stury, soft leather, super classy looking, $51.

Sold.

Things to do after 10
And then I'm really like "Ok, time to stop spending money, I am legit headed to a lesson blah blah blah" and we walk back to the saddle pad aisle and there's an ecogold dressage pad for $14. "OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO BUY IT," I tell her and she snatches it up. Afte all, she rides dressage and I do not.

But I look down and on top of another stack is another ecogold dessage pad, also $14. The fleece is a little worn, but the pad is in perfect condition. I make grabby hands and book it for the front counter.

So yeah, in case you're keeping score, that's 2 pairs of FITS, 1 pair of Dehners, and an Ecogold pad all for $150.

And it was only 10 in the morning.




25 comments:

  1. Wow. Jealous! So jealous!

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  2. At least you got good deals! ;)

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  3. Cool! Sounds like a fun morning :)

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  4. Your bargain-finding skillz are incredible.

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  5. I feel like tack stores are a black hole for money and bad decisions. Congrats on your new stuff! :)

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  6. I need to find a tack store like yours...seriously, we do not have deals as awesome as those!

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  7. That's some serious scoring.

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  8. Wow, never find deals like that out here, nice score!

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  9. way to work it!

    also, if I were redheadlins, there's no way I would be able to work in a store and stare at deals like that all day long. wouldn't. work. :)

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  10. Oh my gosh. Such steals! I wish we had a tack store like that around here. I have always wanted to try FITS!

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  11. Holy cow! I am road tripping just to come shop at your tack store!!

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  12. Wowza. You must have saved some children from a burning building in a past life or something to have such awesome tack 'ho karma!

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  13. GREAT deals!!! We have 0 tack shops here...literally. Good and bad :)

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  14. Take me to you leader ... I mean, tack store.

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  15. Dang, that's a good haul!

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  16. Used. FITS. I hate you and your luck just a little right now. :) Congrats! Great finds!!

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  17. Ok, who else wants to join me in a road trip to this tack store?! We have a few consignment tack shops in Loxahatchee/Wellyworld, but you would never find deals like that!

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  18. Great finds!! Def all things that you couldn't pass up on :)

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  19. Score! How could you have possibly passed on any of those?

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  20. OMG what awesome deals! Way to go! You can't feel guilty about that :)

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  21. I am a deal hunter, and those are INCREDIBLE! You win! That's the type of thing you'd only find in a consignment shop, not online.

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  22. I've never worn full seat breeches either so I'm curious to see how you like them. :) Congrats on the good deals!

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  23. These are the things in life that keep me going!

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  24. I need a friend like redheadlins complete with tack shop priviledges, endless equine knowledge & ability to hop up and help me school through my unknown in the saddle!
    Care to wrap me up a clone and express deliver to Europe please?!

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