“Hi, my name is Tracy, and I’m a tack addict.” Everyone say, “Hi Tracy!” After this past weekend, I think I really need to attend an AA meeting… or something because I went to two tack stores in like than 12 hours. It’s official: I have a serious problem with tack. Thursday night some friends and I traveled down to Cincinnati to attend the Dover Saddlery store grand opening on Friday morning. We missed the ribbon-cutting because I insisted on stopping at Starbucks first, but I was pleasantly surprised that while the store was busy, it wasn’t overwhelmingly crowded. The store itself is a decent size, and they designed the floor plan well; there’s a ton of stuff but it’s easy to navigate. The best part was just how pretty everything was! The whole store reminded me of a very high-end tack room, with fancy bridle hooks [my favorite part of the whole store] and a special section in middle just for saddles, covered by custom curtains.
While the sales weren’t spectacular, I really enjoyed browsing around and of course I had no trouble filling my bucket with all sorts of goodies. Miles got new navy Eskadron open front boots, a pair of Back on Track front standing wraps, a banana Likit and some medicated shampoo for his fungus. I was really tempted to buy some french blue Tailored Sportsman breeches, but lucky for my bank account they didn’t have my size. My friends walked away with all sorts of horse treats, saddle pads and bell boots. All in all, it was definitely worth the drive and I’m pretty excited to have a Dover here in Ohio now!
We walked out of Dover at 10:30, and promptly decided that there was no way were done shopping for the day. So we drove straight up to Equus Now’s Midnight Madness sale. Oops! We had a grand old time checking things out at our local tack store too, and I came out with some new saddle pads. But this time around my friends were the big winners: a new wide noseband hunter bridle and [maybe!] a used Devoucoux Biarritz! We sure do know how to shop, if nothing else!!