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    Hi, my name is TarheelJD, and I am addicted to field boots.

    Seriously, I keep "upgrading," just like a junkie needs a bigger fix to get the same high!!! It is insane!

    Anyway - I just bought a new pair of Sergio Grasso's, and they are really nice. I was planning on using them for shows only, but I don't know if I have that sort of self control. For those of you who have SG's, how well do you think they would hold up if I wore them all the time -- I ride 3 times a week.
    Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

  • #2
    If you wear around a size 9, I'll take some of your old ones off your hands!

    Hello my name is OveroHunter and I am addicted to bits and bridles... Is it necessary to have 10 headstalls with bits and reins for only 2 horses, why hellseffinyes it is
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    • #3
      TarheelJD you are a boot junkie.
      there must be a Bootjunkies Anonymous meeting near you
      we suggest a tack sale
      the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart

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      • #4
        I think I'm a horse treat junkie. I have way more cookies than my horse ever will or should eat!

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        • #5
          I buy pads, my girlfriends thinks I am a nut. I don't even use the really nice ones. I have about 13-15.

          I also bought a pair of Ariat Crowne Pro field boots no zipper when Ariat decided to make all boots with zippers. I've never worn them since my current boots still work.

          Yes, I hoard and it feels good.

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            #6
            So glad I am not the only addict!!!
            Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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            • #7
              agree that if you're a size 9, regular-ish calf, send some of those old boots my way! Oh, and totally jealous you got new SG's. I've been coveting the pair that occassionally pops up on the right hand ad sidebar here.

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              • #8
                I have a saddle pad problem

                I don't even know how many I have.

                Junkie Rationalization: I work 3-6 horses per day and have a schoolie who teaches some lessons.

                Confession: I just bought another one today. I was ordering something else, and I threw one in the cart... you know, since I'm paying for shipping anyways

                P.S. I'm a size 9.5
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by KateKat View Post
                  Oh, and totally jealous you got new SG's. I've been coveting the pair that occassionally pops up on the right hand ad sidebar here.
                  I couldn't resist - a tack store in AZ had a pair in my size, brand new in the box, listed on eBay for $350 (so, a little more that 1/3 of the retail cost @ SmartPak and Dover, and less than my Crowne Pros cost!). The lady that owns the store said they are liquidating some excess inventory. They have some nice GPA helmets on eBay too - but I am not addicted to helmets, so I am safe there.
                  Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TarheelJD View Post
                    I couldn't resist - a tack store in AZ had a pair in my size, brand new in the box, listed on eBay for $350 (so, a little more that 1/3 of the retail cost @ SmartPak and Dover, and less than my Crowne Pros cost!). The lady that owns the store said they are liquidating some excess inventory. They have some nice GPA helmets on eBay too - but I am not addicted to helmets, so I am safe there.

                    Where did you say this was?....I've got several helmets and wouldn't mind one more.......
                    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by PRS View Post
                      Where did you say this was?....I've got several helmets and wouldn't mind one more.......
                      eBay -- the horse paraphanalia hoarder's best friend!
                      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TarheelJD View Post
                        eBay -- the horse paraphanalia hoarder's best friend!


                        I got myself in so much trouble just bidding away on Ebay. I don't even go on there anymore because if I do, I will end up spending wayyyyy too much.
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                        • #13
                          I feel compelled to join you guys.....

                          I am a junkie of the following persuasionS....

                          Field boots
                          Half Chaps
                          Horse Boots
                          Saddle Pads
                          Bridles
                          Hunt Coats (oh my new Animo coat is to DIE for....I hope that comment enables at least one person to try one on!)
                          Breeches (ditto on my new pairs of Animo breeches)
                          Show Shirts
                          HORSES (I'm down to 5 at the moment, so I'm feeling better about that number)
                          Saddles

                          And I'm sure there are others I'm not thinking of.

                          I need help.

                          Oooorrrrrr......I just need a bigger barn
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                          • #14
                            dang Tarheel, thats a screaming deal! I would have been hard pressed to pass that one up too.

                            Also, wanted to add that even though people might be tack/horse stuff junkies, how many of us here splurge on that extra Edgewood bridle yet are still wearing two year old Target t-shirts because we'd rather spend the money on horse stuff? Its all about compromise and priorities, right?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by KateKat View Post
                              Also, wanted to add that even though people might be tack/horse stuff junkies, how many of us here splurge on that extra Edgewood bridle yet are still wearing two year old Target t-shirts because we'd rather spend the money on horse stuff? Its all about compromise and priorities, right?
                              About a year after I started riding again, I received a note in the mail from my personal shopper at Saks saying they missed me and hoped to see me again soon! My spending priorities have definitely changed - especially since buying my horse. Instead of buying Gucci shoes with fake horse bits on them to wear to the office, I am buying Herm Sprenger bits for Tajar.
                              Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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                              • #16
                                What? 10 bridles (if not more) for 2 horses is an addiction?? The h*ll you say. I say, the more bits, especiallly snaffles, the better.

                                Hubby has a thing for Olathe boots. Plenty of those around the house.
                                GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by goneriding24 View Post
                                  Hubby has a thing for Olathe boots. Plenty of those around the house.
                                  SO has more boots than a model has high heels
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