|also horses. don't sell horses.|
I'm basically a revolving door of really excellent tack. I rarely pay full price for anything and I almost never personalize because I know I won't keep anything forever.
Over the past few years, there have been a few things that stayed with me.
I do not sell bits.
I want to be that crazy old lady with an enormous trunks of bits in my barn who has every design under the sun. I do not want to be that lady with strap goods or saddle pads, but bits? NEVER LET THOSE BABIES GO.
(Unless you have two in the same size/design and think it's unlikely you'll need them at the same time. I sold a copper mouth french link loose ring because I had two.)
|srsly old phone pic|
2) Equifit T Boots
Truth: I bought my set years ago on super sale brand new from a rep. I thought I wanted the hook stud models, ended up with the velcros, and never looked back. They're just fantastic boots. They are a basic color, they look classy on every horse, they fit very well (on everything I've used them on) and they are easy to clean. They haven't rubbed even my most sensitive of princesses and they're suitable for nearly every occasion.
I've sold lots of open front boots (and I still have lots), but these are the only ones that seem to have gained a permanent spot in the vault.
|memories are forever|
This one sort of doesn't count but also sort of does. I buy a really nice halter when I get a horse. I put the horse's name on it and the halter stays with the horse.
Unless it's a bitch like Izzy and then I sell it when she moves away. Ha!
But for real. Halters are the one thing that "belongs" to the horse, if you will, and they are special to me.
|you aren't looking at the saddle pad|
This category does not include half pads. I sell those all the time (and buy them even more frequently). I am such a miser about spending money on saddle pads in the first place that when I finally do have them, I just keep them until they have to be thrown away. They need to be nice neutral colors that don't clash with any given color scheme and they need to fit my saddles.
And if they fit that criteria, I pretty much just keep them. That's what rubbermaids are for, right?
|might be keeping these|
At least, I can't imagine it.
Am I just weird? What else do you keep forever?