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  • Tack store hours - ERRRR

    I should've called. I admit it. BUT who thought that a store that caters to folks' hobbies would be closed on Labor day?!? Unfortunately, I didn't, so drove the 45 minutes to go get DD a new helmet, only to be taunted by all the pretty stuff on the other side of the locked doors. We called the other and they were closed, too.

    I was ready to shop - new helmet and gloves & possibly coat and saddle for DD, new saddle pad for me, who knows what else. My friend who went with me was looking for a new saddle and stuff for their new horse, as well as new breeches, gloves & shirt for her daughter. Needless to say, we could've covered their costs and then some today.

    We have a show next weekend, so it isn't like I can order this and be sure it will be here on time. Sigh. Guess I'll have to take off early the ONE day I can this week and go back.

    What did you guys do this weekend?
    A proud friend of bar.ka.

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    Wow, I sure wish I would have had a chance to go to the tack store this weekend (even if it was closed!). Just kidding... Only if it was open.
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    • #3
      My local tack store closes at 6 tues - thurs, is closed on mondays and sundays, and closes at 4pm on Saturday.
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      • #4
        I agree! Ours is open 10-5 Monday-Saturday and 12-4, kind of hard to get out on a weekday with school/work!

        My guess though? They close early so they have time to go ride their own horses!
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        • #5
          I know we are showing this weekend and I need a BUNCH of stuff, some of it Dd needs to try on but she is in school the rest of the week!! I was hoping they were open today but of course not!!! It just frustrating, and "local" for us is about an hour away!
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          • #6
            I feel your pain! Drove by a shop I had only dreamed about on our way home from a cross country excursion and it was CLOSED!! Sigh. Seriously they have 24 hour mini-marts, they need 24 hour tack stores. It's a necessity.

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            • #7
              I used to have the perfect setup with my favorite tack store. While they were only open during the most inconvenient of hours for a full time college student who lived an hour and a half away, the owner trained at the same barn as I. So when I needed something, I paid her over the phone with my debit card, and she dropped my purchase off for me to pick up when I came in for my weekend lesson. When I needed to try different sizes (for me or horsey) she would leave a few different sizes at the barn and I took home what worked. Sigh...I miss the good ole days.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hunter DQ View Post
                I used to have the perfect setup with my favorite tack store. While they were only open during the most inconvenient of hours for a full time college student who lived an hour and a half away, the owner trained at the same barn as I. So when I needed something, I paid her over the phone with my debit card, and she dropped my purchase off for me to pick up when I came in for my weekend lesson. When I needed to try different sizes (for me or horsey) she would leave a few different sizes at the barn and I took home what worked. Sigh...I miss the good ole days.
                that is sweet LOL!!!
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                • #9
                  24 hour tack shop. hhhmmmm. and what drunk fools would i get to deal with at 3 a.m.??? my tack shop is open 4 days 10 -6 and 2 days 10-8. we've tried opening at 9 and staying open later until 9. unfortunately it didn't work. ended up costing me more than we sold.

                  there are a lot of shops that don't take it seriously and are only open a few hours a day. we're open 52 hours per week. how many hours per week does the average american work??? 40?

                  but don't we deserve a day off? you obviously had the day off.
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                  • #10
                    Both of my local tack shops were closed all weekend, but the tack shop near my retiree had a Labor Day sale and was open all 3 days. I visited Sunday and picked up a few things. It was more packed than I've ever seen it before. Maybe more tack shops should pick up on the idea and bring in some business.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shedllybip View Post
                      24 hour tack shop. hhhmmmm. and what drunk fools would i get to deal with at 3 a.m.??? my tack shop is open 4 days 10 -6 and 2 days 10-8. we've tried opening at 9 and staying open later until 9. unfortunately it didn't work. ended up costing me more than we sold.

                      there are a lot of shops that don't take it seriously and are only open a few hours a day. we're open 52 hours per week. how many hours per week does the average american work??? 40?

                      but don't we deserve a day off? you obviously had the day off.
                      I would die of happiness if there was a tack store near me open until 8. They all close around 5.
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                        Originally posted by shedllybip View Post
                        24 hour tack shop. hhhmmmm. and what drunk fools would i get to deal with at 3 a.m.??? my tack shop is open 4 days 10 -6 and 2 days 10-8. we've tried opening at 9 and staying open later until 9. unfortunately it didn't work. ended up costing me more than we sold.
                        The store I usually go to is open 10-5 Monday - Saturday. It is just hard because I don't get off until at least 3:30, and live 45 minutes away if I leave from work. I'd love it if they were open until 8 at least one weeknight, even if they opened later that day.
                        A proud friend of bar.ka.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hunter Mom View Post
                          I was ready to shop - new helmet and gloves & possibly coat and saddle for DD, new saddle pad for me, who knows what else. My friend who went with me was looking for a new saddle and stuff for their new horse, as well as new breeches, gloves & shirt for her daughter. Needless to say, we could've covered their costs and then some today.

                          Don't you DARE go buy all that stuff locally this week! Beg, borrow, or steal enough for next week's show. But don't BUY! In 2 weeks CM has their big annual sale - everything in the shop on a % discount, and a lot of stuff moved out into the arena at a %%% discount. They'll open at 10:30 on Saturday. If you want to park in the lot rather than down the hill on the road, get there before 10:15. If you want to get one of the %%%-off saddles, get there at 10 and be close to the door. Go straight into the arena; the super-sale saddles are usually towards the back, in the middle.

                          Other than that: I agree completely. When Sunday is my only day to get up to the city to shop, my only option is to buy on-line even when I'd rather support a local business (and have the ability to try stuff on).
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                            Originally posted by Quin View Post
                            Don't you DARE go buy all that stuff locally this week! Beg, borrow, or steal enough for next week's show. But don't BUY! In 2 weeks CM has their big annual sale - everything in the shop on a % discount, and a lot of stuff moved out into the arena at a %%% discount. They'll open at 10:30 on Saturday. If you want to park in the lot rather than down the hill on the road, get there before 10:15. If you want to get one of the %%%-off saddles, get there at 10 and be close to the door. Go straight into the arena; the super-sale saddles are usually towards the back, in the middle.

                            Other than that: I agree completely. When Sunday is my only day to get up to the city to shop, my only option is to buy on-line even when I'd rather support a local business (and have the ability to try stuff on).
                            It is??? Thanks for saving me! I always say things happen for a reason - now I know why I didn't get to spend $$$$$ today. We're going to be in Lawrence anyhow tagging monarchs that Saturday, so will plan on going up then instead. I L-O-V-E their big sale. I spend way too much money there, though. Is it 10% off everything? I will be writing that in my calendar for sure. I assume you're going? Maybe we'll have to meet up. Now to make my new, ammended, list. Winter blanket for Mare, shipping boots, new breeches for me, new...

                            You do know that Horse Hardware is not only closer to you but open Sundays, don't you? Not to mention Jalapenos is next door. YUM!
                            A proud friend of bar.ka.

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                            • #15
                              If it's the same as in years past, everything in the store is 10% off. Everything in the lounge and the arena is better than that, but quantities/sizes/etc are limited. Dates/times are posted on their web site.

                              I expect to be there with DD, who badly needs new paddock boots, and possibly with DH as well. We ought to be in a lesson at 9 am, which means not leaving trainer's barn (south of KC) until maybe 10:30, so not getting there until at least 11. We're not shopping for a saddle this year so it should be OK. Or maybe we'll find a way to lesson on Friday and shop Saturday......Sure; love to meet up with you.

                              I really need to drag out the winter blankets and see who needs what, but there's usually a decent stock of those - at least the first day. Unless they hold stuff back, the pickings must be pretty slim by Sunday.

                              HH isn't much closer to me - I don't even live in Johnson County, LOL. I'm closest to I-35. I used to get over to HH for the consignment rack, but CM is so much bigger now.....MANY more ways to spend $ there.
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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Quin View Post
                                If it's the same as in years past, everything in the store is 10% off. Everything in the lounge and the arena is better than that, but quantities/sizes/etc are limited. Dates/times are posted on their web site.

                                I expect to be there with DD, who badly needs new paddock boots, and possibly with DH as well. We ought to be in a lesson at 9 am, which means not leaving trainer's barn (south of KC) until maybe 10:30, so not getting there until at least 11. We're not shopping for a saddle this year so it should be OK. Or maybe we'll find a way to lesson on Friday and shop Saturday......Sure; love to meet up with you.

                                I really need to drag out the winter blankets and see who needs what, but there's usually a decent stock of those - at least the first day. Unless they hold stuff back, the pickings must be pretty slim by Sunday.

                                HH isn't much closer to me - I don't even live in Johnson County, LOL. I'm closest to I-35. I used to get over to HH for the consignment rack, but CM is so much bigger now.....MANY more ways to spend $ there.
                                That reminds me - I need to get Emma's winter blanket to Kept Horse for repair. I think I can get one more winter out of it.

                                I'm not sure when we'll be going over. We may go after lessons. I may call Bob and see if there are any new used saddles in their stock for now, to decide if it is worth going over early for. We usually make it a road-trip, and hit HH after, along with lunch while we're there.
                                A proud friend of bar.ka.

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                                • #17
                                  there are a lot of shops that don't take it seriously and are only open a few hours a day. we're open 52 hours per week. how many hours per week does the average american work??? 40?
                                  52 hours per week isn't bad as you said, as long as there's one weekend day that you're open. Because around here, there are precious few tack shops located in areas where most people work - i.e., downtown or close to downtown. The rest are at least an hour from town in more "horsey" areas, and seem totally dumbfounded when the working world can't get there between their convenient hours of 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

                                  Ideally, they'd be open on the weekends and closed Monday or Tuesday or something. I can't tell you how many times I've needed something on a Sunday, when I'm off work and available to drive far to get what I need, only to have them be closed.

                                  Some then compensate by staying open later one night per week, til 8 or 9, and that's pretty helpful.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by shedllybip View Post
                                    24 hour tack shop. hhhmmmm. and what drunk fools would i get to deal with at 3 a.m.??? my tack shop is open 4 days 10 -6 and 2 days 10-8. we've tried opening at 9 and staying open later until 9. unfortunately it didn't work. ended up costing me more than we sold.

                                    there are a lot of shops that don't take it seriously and are only open a few hours a day. we're open 52 hours per week. how many hours per week does the average american work??? 40?

                                    but don't we deserve a day off? you obviously had the day off.
                                    I agree with the day off thing. Im pretty sure everyone would like to have a holiday off. I would never expect anything but grocery stores and gas stations to be open on holidays.

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                                    • #19
                                      Ours is always closed on holidays, including Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc... They are open seven days a week though and it's about a minute from my house People at the barn used to ask us to grab stuff on our way by
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                                      • #20
                                        I hate you all. At least you HAVE tack shops that can have hours -- be they inconvenient or not.

                                        There is NOTHING near Madison. NOTHING. I have to do all my shopping at tack trailers on show grounds, online, or by calling The Farmhouse and making them do my personal shopping for me. I would KILL (almost literally...) for a tack shop anywhere near me! And I would be very generous with the "near" part.
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