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    #61
    A 100-120 years old horse sled with shafts, traditional to my region, which I still use with my big gelding in harness, provided there's enough snow during winters.
    Last edited by Sleipnir; Jun. 26, 2020, 12:14 PM.

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      #62
      My sidesaddle! It's a Mayhew, so pre-WWII. Sadly lost my mare this spring, so it's sitting in the tack room til the new baby grows up enough to try it. Fingers crossed it even fits, I'm already worried it will be too narrow.
      A Year In the Saddle

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        #63
        I have a pelham bit that I know to be 40+ years old. I am pretty sure it's nearer 60+ years old.

        I have the noseband of a Bobby's bridle that is 30+ years old. The entire hunt bridle was gifted to me 15 years ago. It had been out of use for many years. The lack of use prior to my getting the bridle caused a bit of dry rot in a couple of places.

        I have a BT Crump dressage saddle that was gifted to me. It is probably 30-40 years old. It is too narrow for anything I have now, but several of the horses I used it on in the past seemed to like the fit.

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          #64
          I have a horse care and riding book from the 1940s (my grandmother gave it to me) by Margaret Self.

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            #65
            Originally posted by 16 Hands View Post
            A circa WWII wooden tack box. Actually it was an army footlocker that was given to my dad with a bunch of other stuff. I asked if I could have it and painted it in my stable colors and it has moved with me every time I moved. It's still in my tack room here at home so I got it 40 years ago; it's about 80 years old now.
            I have one also, the footlocker went to England with my dad (Army Aircorps) in WWII. I painted it white and painted a bay horse on it and took it to camp in 1967 and 1968. It holds extra tack now and in my garage. I also have my Stubben from 1970, used it this year.
            Last edited by Rerider54; Jun. 25, 2020, 05:26 PM. Reason: Remember more old stuff

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              #66
              My oldest is a WWI era McClellan saddle.

              A friend of mine collects sidesaddles for displays at re enactments. She's got a couple that, I dare say, may be from the early 1800's?

              Its very fun to see how tack changes! Both of my geldings prefer heavy mullen mouth nickel bits that are likely from the 70's or so. Makes you wonder if all this modern changing in tack is worth it.

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                #67
                I have a bosal that I figure is 80 years old. I also have a Passier dressage saddle I bought in 1956 and have used the heck out of it. Still good.

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                  #68
                  My saddle from when I was a kid. Old cheapo all purpose lol.

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                    #69
                    I still have the web reins I used in 1965. Have had new ends sewn on them a couple times.

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by 16 Hands View Post
                      A circa WWII wooden tack box. Actually it was an army footlocker that was given to my dad with a bunch of other stuff. I asked if I could have it and painted it in my stable colors and it has moved with me every time I moved. It's still in my tack room here at home so I got it 40 years ago; it's about 80 years old now.
                      I have one of those too, it was my Dad's in the war. He routered a design in the top of it for me, and repainted it in the early 70s.
                      www.cordovafarm.weebly.com

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                        #71
                        I still have my first set of cowboy boots my mom gave me for Christmas when I was around 13. (40 years ago! ACK!). Boy they are pointy-toed! I love them, though. I only wore them to show, so they're still in great shape.
                        My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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