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equipment that does not fit: keep, sell, or give away?

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  • equipment that does not fit: keep, sell, or give away?

    after years of riding normal-sized horses, i just got a pony.

    while there is some stuff i own that will work ok for him (cooler, polo wraps, etc.) there are things i've acquired over the years that will never fit the little dude in a million years, namely several girths and a SUPER nice, brand-new leather halter that was made for a creature at least twice his size.

    all of this stuff is just taking up room, but i'm torn over whether or not to get rid of it.. that nagging thought of "I might need it SOMEday!" keeps me hanging onto it, even though i'm not planning on having another horse besides the midget pony for quite a while.

    so, wise COTHers, do i keep, sell, or give away this stuff?
    Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique


  • #2
    I vote for keep.
    Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**


    • #3
      Unless storage space is an issue, I would keep it. You never know....
      Where Fjeral Norwegian Fjords Rule


      • #4
        Unless the items have some sentimental value to you, OR you would be hard-pressed to replace them, you could donate to a horse charity. And take the tax deduction, which might be of benefit to you. Some items they use, some they sell to help finance their operations. Even shipping is tax deductible.


        • #5
          After acquiring lots of nice horse-sized items, I too transferred to a pony. I have the storage space, so I kept it all. I don't want to have to purchase things all over again if I ever go back to a bigger one!

          Btw, I'm impressed you can still use your cooler and polos on your pony! I have a large, but he's very petite...he wears yearling sized halters So I can't say much other than my saddles and pads fit him!
          "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"


          • #6
            I would keep. After my 17h gelding left I swore I'd never get another big horse, and sold all his tack on ebay. Now 4yrs later I sure could use all of it for my newest addition

            And, of course, that money was spent LONG AGO!!
            "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by mg View Post
              After acquiring lots of nice horse-sized items, I too transferred to a pony. I have the storage space, so I kept it all. I don't want to have to purchase things all over again if I ever go back to a bigger one!

              Btw, I'm impressed you can still use your cooler and polos on your pony! I have a large, but he's very petite...he wears yearling sized halters So I can't say much other than my saddles and pads fit him!
              haha well he's a rather.. rotund large pony. the cooler is sliiiightly big on him, but really it's a cooler so who cares? and the polos work just fine if i wrap his front legs with a flap down the back.

              leaning towards following my gut and keeping the stuff.. thanks for the input everyone!

              but.. does anyone want a bright purple earnet? that i don't think i'll ever use again.
              Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique



              • #8
                Thank goodness that we all enjoy a sport that to some degree or another, is a life-long pursuit.

                That's a fancy way of saying - if you can store it, keep it, especially the leather goods. Because there hasn't been any sort of super design innovation in quality leather goods - halters, girths, and bridles - in the last bazillion years or so. Same with bits, to a degree. Despite what the average advertisements for new tack claim.

                Saddle pads, polos, nylon halters and basic grooming equipment (brushes, hoofpicks) are all relatively inexpensive to purchase in the future, so if it strikes you to do a nice turn, these are items that a local rescue or other equine non-profit could utilize.

                The only other stuff I got rid of with the last horse was to send all his turnout blankets along on the trailer when he headed off to his new home. They fit him, were all less than 3 years old and in good shape, and I figured it was a nice gesture to his new owners - average horse-sized blankets could also be used by a rescue, too.

                Mostly I didn't want to deal with the hassle of cleaning, schlepping and storing a stack of horse blankets. And contrary to my earlier assertion, it seems that there is some new groovy innovation in blankets every few years.

                My vote is to cull, keep, and give away, in that order.