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Yay for Yard Sales!

By Kim Abbott

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The Near Side - Yay for Yard Sales!
Photo by Elizabeth Moyer
I recently came across the buy of the year, no, the decade, no, the millennium! The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, an equine rescue facility in Nicholasville, Ky., collected horse tack, blankets, buckets, et cetera for a yard sale to raise money to help take care of the horses. I went on day two, when everything was 50 percent off. Here's the rundown of what I got:

  • Western saddle
  • Jumping saddle
    Stirrup leathers
  • Leather side-reins with rubber donuts
  • Two coolers (one regular and one quarter that fits over the saddle)
  • Three fitted fleece saddle pads
  • Dressage girth
  • Bell boots
  • Sweat scraper

Guess how much I paid for all of it. $35.50! I was a little bummed that the Wintec dressage saddle was purchased just before I got there, but everything else made up for it. The saddles were $10 each! They're still in great working order, too. I think I paid a dollar for the stirrup leathers and the side reins (which I believe were originally $20). Some of these items looked brand new. I'm still so excited about it. I need to find a place for the western saddle because there is no room at the barn where I half-lease Mirkos, and there is definitely no room in my apartment. Anyway, tell me about some of the best horsey buys you've found. I bet you can't beat mine!

To learn more about the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, go to www.kyehc.com\

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B    N/A, CO

6/28/2009 1:57:48 PM

Wow, Sounds like you really hit the jackpot!
The best horsey deal I've ever really found was a brand new Troxel Sport helmet for $25 (right now, they're $30 dollars if you order online) but that wasn't very much of a steal :\. It definitely doesn't beat what you got! Enjoy your new stuff ;)

Katie    Clarington, OH

6/27/2009 6:03:38 AM

That's great! Awesome prices

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