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    The Near Side - Yay for Yard Sales!

    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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    Kim Klimek
    Kim Abbott Klimek first got involved with horses as a junior in high school, then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies with a concentration in communications from Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J., in 2005. After college, Kim worked for model horse company Breyer Animal Creations, writing copy for products and helping to write and edit for Just About Horses magazine. In the fall of 2007, she joined the Horse Illustrated team.

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    1. 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 😉

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