Some friends and I went to a local tack sale on Sunday last weekend. I've been to this tack sale every year but I rarely buy anything. I just enjoy looking through all the random strap goods that no one takes the time to clean, yet they expect to sell it all.
Occasionally you can find really good deals amongst the junk. I've been looking for saddle bags I can attach to my English saddle for a while now, and at the tack sale I found a hideous but very functional saddle pad, with two good-sized pockets for storing stuff in. During the winter, the "stuff situation" isn't too difficult because I am always wearing a jacket with pockets, but in the warmer weather, I typically wear a t-shirt and my riding pants, neither which have pockets for my cell phone, little camera, and any other things I want to take along.
Another thing I've been looking for is some kind of a seat cushion. As much as I love my saddle, it has the typical Stubben hard seat and lately with all of this trail riding, I've had a hard time getting comfortable. I scored a well-loved sheepskin seat saver for $5 at the tack sale and it works perfectly.
The third thing I've been looking for is an extra midweight blanket for Lucy. I have an extra sheet for her, but I'd like another MW for when I take her regular one home to wash.
The bargain of the day was this perfectly functional MW Rambo blanket, that I paid $8 for:
I think I did quite well!!
Here are some photos from my ride Sunday afternoon: