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    Default Tack Shops in Western Mass?

    I'm going to be visiting my parents who live in sw Mass and am wondering if there are any decent tack shops worthy of visiting while I'm there so I can get my horsey fix. I know of one small one in Lanesborough but that's kind of a hike from Great Barrington. Any others in the area? Thanks.
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    Nah, there's not much around here. But if you can get up to Keene, The Cheshire Horse is lovely!



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    When you get here try to find a copy of the Horseman's Yankee Pedlar or Steedread and check the ads for something in your area.



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    There is one in Amenia, NY ("Horse Leap") which is 1/2 hour south of Great Barrington. It has mostly consignment, some vintage and antique items, and a little new stuff (mostly clothing, and some grooming items). Lots of consignment clothing, bits, boots, blankets and saddles. Used books too.

    There is one in Rhinebeck NY ("Rhinebeck Tack"), about 1/2 hour west of Great Barrington. It is pretty large and has a good range of new items - tack and clothing, boots. It has a very small consignment section. Some new books, too.

    Those are the closest I know of.



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    Is Southampton, MA too far? Here is the link to the shop.

    http://www.sackettridge.com/



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief2 View Post
    Is Southampton, MA too far? Here is the link to the shop.

    http://www.sackettridge.com/
    Unless things have drasticaly changed since I was in W.Mass, Sackettridge isn't really worth the trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Fresh View Post
    Unless things have drasticaly changed since I was in W.Mass, Sackettridge isn't really worth the trip.
    Nah, and it would be kinda a hike. Hour or so.



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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely check out the one in Amenia. I remember Amenia when it was a real dive town, I guess things have changed since then. Real pretty area though.
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    I wouldn't say Amenia's village has gentrified that much . . . Millerton (which you probably will pass through), on the other hand



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