I ended up taking a small collection of my things for sale, but unfortunately I only sold two of my own things :( I sold a friend's fancy dressage saddle for her, which I was surprised about. It was worth a lot so of course now I am wishing that I had asked for a commission! Oh well. I was really hoping to sell my saddle, but no one was interested. I wasn't that surprised though, since there were a lot of cheap-y english saddles at the sale.
Interesting note, when I had been looking to buy a used dressage saddle, I had the hardest time finding a nice one in my price range. I ended up finally getting my Duett for $800 at a tack sale. Today however, there were three other dressage saddles, besides the one I was selling, that I totally would have bought if they had been for sale when I needed one!
Anyways, the sale was a little bit smaller than in the past. It's a fundraiser for the horse 4-H'ers. It started out in a smallish room in the Extension Center then migrated to the County Event Center and now takes place in a large arena. I think the amount of people who came was lower as well, though it still ended up being a great fundraiser for 4-H since they charge $2 to get in as well as rent out the booth spaces.
I ended up finding a blankie for Jetta. I was really set on getting her a high neck turnout since I've always wanted one, but I didn't want to spend over $100. Smartpak had one, but I waited too long and all the medium weights got sold out. I didn't find a high neck, but I did find a nearly brand-new Weatherbeeta Landa mid-weight turnout in a pretty purple plaid. And at a much better price ($40) than I had planned on dropping on a blanket originally ($70).
I was happy with that buy and decided that I did not find anything else that I needed. I usually make a small list of things that I'm allowed to buy before I go to a tack sale so that I stay on track :) I was hoping to find some hind splint boots for Jetta and a rope halter for Colton, but I didn't find any that I liked.
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