|dressage saddle early days|
I sort of agree with that.
But also I sort of don't.
Because sometimes things like this happen: You go on a total buying freeze all winter because you need to adult and clear out inventory and do non-horse things. But you don't get rid of your friends, because friends are nice. People need friends, don't they?
But then sometimes your friend just happens to have the perfect dressage saddle for you and your horse.
|total saddle fit girth, amiright?|
But then you need a girth. And your other friend finds a nice quality one in the size you need in a brand name you didn't think you could afford used for a total steal.
So you buy that too.
|they're super nice|
But then you only have one dressage pad and ALL your jump saddle pads are super forward cut to accommodate your stupid femur, so they can't do double duty and your OTHER other friend finds you three nice dressage pads shipped for an absolute SONG.
Yup, bought them.
|toys toys so many toys|
Bought those too.
Bought them. And bell boots, because who doesn't need bell boots?
So yeah, that showed up.
Well then it became apparent that the bridle had no sparkles or throatlatch and if you wanted to go to recognized shows, you would need both (NEED) and your one friend was like "hey I'd totes split shipping with you" and so yeah....
|can i get a hell yes?|
And that's not including things like when through a very convoluted trade, a new breastcollar for your jump saddle just so happens to come live with you. It needed to loved, you know? Friends can't let friends let go of cwd breastcollars.
|bright side: he looks fab|
Noted: in fairness, I think I have two friends who don't cost me tack money. Lauren and
Friends don't let friends look anything less than awesome. What kind of horrible friend am I? Clearly I need to send you SOMETHING...ReplyDelete
This is EXACTLY what I wanted to say... So I'm just going to say, "LIKE!"Delete
Baha, love this! I've definitely got a few of those friends.ReplyDelete
Hey now! I once gave you money to get rid of things! ;)ReplyDelete
I've been looking at dressage boots for Pig's hinds. Buuuuuut ... $
:-p I need more friends like you.Delete
Or you need more friends like me. ;-)
I totes agree with this entire post. I blame Amanda for all of my tack ho'ing, although Aimee you're on a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL of Tack Ho, and I applaud you for that.ReplyDelete
I don't cost you any tack money either (yet) :)
Friends. They're the worst.ReplyDelete
Haha friends are the worst. Amanda and I were quite bad for each other when I was riding. I figured adulting and taking a break from riding would save money but turns out - houses are expensive! So money has found ways to be spent still... Just on different things like mattresses and refrigerators! 😊ReplyDelete
Ps I lovve my Cwd breastplate. You're a lucky duck to find things like that in trades. And to have all of the PS bridles... When I start riding again and find myself another horse I hope he/ she is less mutant sized and can wear their stuff!Delete
I vote that you buy the horse according to whether or not it''ll fit into PS bridles.Delete
Yup, def only buy horses that fit into the PS tack. Otherwise you will just be sad.Delete
All I'm seeing in this is that we're all fantastic friends. You're welcome.ReplyDelete
I do appreciate it.Delete
Well, to be fair, I'm about to be horse poor because you and 900 Facebook Pony turned me on to PS of Sweden and I must have one of their bridles (which I'm sure will multiply...)! But I do have to thank you guys for introducing me to that bridle for my mare. :-)ReplyDelete
SO WORTH IT. I never regret bridles.Delete
I've been waiting for the High Jump to come back in stock so I can buy. I'm sad the reins don't come with it now so the price has gone up considerably, but hey, it'll last forever, right? :-)Delete
I also am saving up for a High Jump...looks like they are in stock again. And I am sad that the price went up and the reins went away. I'll just have to save a little longer.Delete
Yes! You can pre-order for when they come back in stock in April. Once we get through teeth, Coggins, and spring vaccinations at the barn, this bridle is next on my list!Delete
The price went up because they went with a higher quality leather in the new batch, so don't be sad.Delete
My bargain brain is having a hard time getting on board with shelling out what it considers "big bucks" for a bridle, but having done the research and read and re-read your guys' reviews on your blogs, I figure it's worth biting the bullet. I just hope it will help with my mare's frenzied rubbing after rides. I really think the bridle irritates her face.Delete
I bet they all told you they were "helping you out" and "had your best interest in mind."ReplyDelete
You did get some pretty awesome stuff, though! :)
hey! Hey you! your friend on the east coast doesn't cost you a dime! 😉ReplyDelete
Though you spawned one that costs me bucket loads. Jury is out.Delete
I will just live vicariously through your tack shopping and be over here buying extra tack trunks I may or may not need!ReplyDelete
I had that time in my life. You do need them.Delete
I've been on a bit of a tack-ho period for myself. Needed a dressage bridle for my arabian mare - found a new European one (star brand) with freakishly nice leather and bling for $60 shipped, got it.... had to have a saddle that actually fits my freakishly petite self... ended up buying 2, sigh, but one is going to a new home in a few days. I am, however, still needing a dressagey saddle pad... :-/ReplyDelete
Whatever, keep showing off your stuff. I love it. And Courage does look fab. Also, I'm doing a product review on the total saddle fit girth this week - it has literally changed my life!ReplyDelete
Oooh, excited for that! I think I might need one and I've been hearing conflicting reviews. My mare is built downhill in her back and the saddle slides forward on her withers.Delete
Whatevs you love usReplyDelete
I'd be happy to host that CWD Breastcollar if it happens to be considering a vacation in San Francisco ;)ReplyDelete
I love you and am proud to be counted among your very worst tack-ho friends.ReplyDelete
And in repayment:
SB talked me into buying an Antares figure-8 for my horse who does not need it and, further, I am working with a coach who does not approve of such bridles unless STRICTLY necessary.
(A used Antares figure-8, which I traded two girths for an paid less than $200 for in the end, and I had just sold a bunch of stuff so I had a little extra money, but still.)Delete
But you did need it. And I'll probably need it when you don't any more.Delete
Ha, yes. We are each others' tack lockers.Delete
haha you have excellent friends :)ReplyDelete
man, I have that breastplate 2nd hand too..I LOVE IT...I want more lol and love the bling...so much sparkle...so much loveReplyDelete
Haha! I had volunteered to let someone use it to see if it was the size they needed for their saddle because I wasn't using it and it was just sitting there. Then I thought maybe I should sell it and then talked myself out of it and then I saw your post and figured that if you wanted it, I would sell it and if you didn't, I would keep it. I'm glad it has a good home though :) Plus, I've bought/want a few things because of your product reviews, so it really kind of evens out on the enabling department. I hope that you love all of your new stuff!ReplyDelete
Praise be to tack hos.ReplyDelete
Hahaha this is so awesome!ReplyDelete
Totes awesome friends & you guys are gonna look the shiz!ReplyDelete
I'm failing to see the problem hereReplyDelete
I vicariously live through your tack-ho-ness and I love it. And you get GREAT deals through these fabulous friends!ReplyDelete