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  • I went into a tack shop today .......

    I went into a tack shop today and left with one thing, a x-mas gift for my BIL. I spent less then $10.00.

    I went to get my young guy a rain sheet for this winter and they had none in his size. I looked around and tried to spend some money and just could not find a thing I wanted to buy. How does someone walk into a tack shop ready to spend money and can't find anything I wanted. I use to be able to find tons of stuff that I just needed but not any more.

    So I guess I will do some shopping on line.
    My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

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  • #2
    Me too!! There are few things more depressing than going into a tack store and not being able to find a single thing that you can convince yourself you need.
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    • #3
      Lol, that's one of my sadder memories... years ago, for my birthday, my ex-boyfriend drove me an hour out of town to a big tack store, with the intention of buying my horse a blanket. They didn't have his size, so I scoured the entire store top to bottom looking for something else... and walked away with nothing

      So, yeah, I hear ya!
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      • #4
        Congtraulations! I always manage to walk out with a second mortgage on my house...

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        • #5
          It's the Shopper's Curse:

          --You have money and want to buy: Soooo, you can't find anything in your or your horse's size-- what you do find is out of stock or damaged-- what you do find is not the right color--

          --You don't have money but go into the tack store anyway: they have a ton of what you've always wanted in every shape, size and color Plus there's a 50% off sale.

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          • #6
            That's the experience I thought I would have last week when I walked into the tack shop near us. I only needed a bottle of Sore No More, and figured I would try to get it locally. I ended up walking out with a childrens riding outfit for a Christmas present, plus the Sore No More. A nice surprise!

            Perhaps the tack shop can order the item(s) you are thinking of getting so you can still patronize your favorite shop?
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            • #7
              I stopped in at Dover's yesterday planning to try on the DuBarry boot knockoffs priced at more than $200 less thassan the originals. I guess they saved material costs, looks like they are about 2 inches slimmer in the calves.

              And of course they don't fit. Nor did the Mt Horse tall boots

              Mr P convinced me to buy a pair of waterproof paddock boots, which I so don't need, and they will be going back.

              If we get another winter like the last one I need TALL waterproof boots.

              I did get a copy of the COTH WEG preview issue
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                #8
                I was just looking at the Dublin river boots on line. hahaha

                All I want is a lite/rain turn out for my young gelding. I have tons of smaller sizes but as he is 17.2 and still growing they don't fit and I have to buy a bigger one and no one around has one in his size right now.

                So here I am looking on line and my shopping cart has more stuff in it then just one blanket for my boy.
                My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by amastrike View Post
                  Me too!! There are few things more depressing than going into a tack store and not being able to find a single thing that you can convince yourself you need.
                  That has never, ever happened to me.

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                  • #10
                    This happened to me, this summer. I can almost always find something. I broke down and bought a tee shirt for DH before I left. I understand - I spend so much at Smartpak this, horse.com that, and want to somehow give the local business some love too. It's just weird when you have to actively try.
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                    • #11
                      Sigh...if only there were a local tack shop. The nearest tack shop is two hours and a $17 bridge toll away.
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                      • #12
                        Was it the store just north of the Malahat that's going out of business? Not surprising, then, as they won't be restocking. Have you tried High Horse out by Elk Lake? Used blankets, but so many of them there's GOT to be one that will fit your guy.
                        You know it's bad when you DON'T need to go into a tack shop because you already have 2 or more of everything.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
                          I stopped in at Dover's yesterday planning to try on the DuBarry boot knockoffs priced at more than $200 less thassan the originals. I guess they saved material costs, looks like they are about 2 inches slimmer in the calves.

                          And of course they don't fit. Nor did the Mt Horse tall boots

                          Mr P convinced me to buy a pair of waterproof paddock boots, which I so don't need, and they will be going back.

                          If we get another winter like the last one I need TALL waterproof boots.

                          I did get a copy of the COTH WEG preview issue
                          Go with the originals! I got mine 2 weeks ago and have not taken them off since. Best rain/barn/country walking boot ever. But most importantly... pretty

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                          • #14
                            Unfortunately you may have to get used to it. I'm driving distance to all the major tack shops on the lower mainland and still end up ordering online. I'd LIKE to support local businesses, but more often than not they can't provide what I need in a timely manner...
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                              So I headed out today to some more tack shops and found a blanket I like and the right size.

                              See the 82 was to small so an 84 should be just about right if not a little big. Head out to bring the horses in for the night and try Ury's new blanket on him. On goes the blanket, do it up and it just fits him, I was thinking that it might be a bit big when I looked at it, but no it just fits. There is next to no room for him to grow and he will grow seeing as he is only 4. God help me I have no idea how big he is going to be when he is done.

                              And I did pick up a few other things, so this time I went in to the tack shop and came out with more then I really needed, but it was fun.
                              My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                              Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed

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