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The Tack Collector

Consignment for Horse & Rider

Since 2006 The Tack Collector has maintained an inventory of 100% consignment items, providing the perfect solution for shoppers and consignors. Purchasers can find new and used treasures with deals through the “Tag Discounts”. No need to wait for special sale days! We provide the location and the expertise to sell your items and have 2500+ sq feet of space for competitively priced tack, equipment and  clothing.

Pricing

It is in everyones best interests for items to be reasonably priced. Pricing is determined by the consignor, condition, brand and comparable market prices in the community. Whether grocery, clothing or vehicle shopping, you can  find comparable products at  different prices. The brand name plays a significant part in determining both the new and used price. For example Antares  are priced higher than Collegiatte, a Rambo blanket is more than a Schneider’s, Ariat more than Dublin etc.

Some approximate pricing examples

NewUsed
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Tailored Sportsman Shirtsaaa$150aaa$40 & under
Grand Prix ShowJacketsaaa$375-500aaa$175 & under
Other Show Jacketsaaa$40-$200aaa$20 - $100
Ariat Zip Field Bootsaaa$350aaa$125 - $250
Breechesaaa$40-$350aaa$10 - $100+

Purchasing

All items are thoroughly checked and any defects are listed. Saddles are safety checked prior to being consigned as well as prior to leaving and on return of each trial period. Seven day trials are available with a pre-authorized Visa, Mastercard, Amex or cash for the total amount of the items to be tried. Maximum $500 with Debit, 10% handling fee applies for items returned.

Items are considered sold upon close of the trial date. We do not contact you to confirm, but work on the basis that if you keep it you like it! Extensions are available with notice prior to the end of the seven days. A saddle trial agreement detailing the conditions of care throughout the trial period will also be completed. Shipping is available. The  purchaser is responsible for  costs and insurance for both directions. 

Depending on the length of time an item has been in consignment the discount may change. Some items are heavily discounted toward the end of their tenure so bargains are to be had for treasure hunters.

All sales are final. Exceptions at the discretion of The Tack Collector for store credit only

Appointments

We accept English, Western & Other horse related items. Exceptions: No used helmets, harness or western saddles over 12″. Items in good repair and clean condition sell for better prices.  We accept All Seasons/Every Season. Even with a few items to drop off approx 15-30 mins can be required to complete paperwork.  We require you to stay with us as we complete your drop off.

 

Appointment Times

We recommend booking your drop off appointment time/day of choice two to three days in advance.  Large drop offs of 50+ items, and Saturday/Sunday Appointments fill up very fast so please book appointments for either of those days a minimum of four days in advance. Based on incoming drop off volume appointment availability varies week by week.

AMPM
09:15 - 11:30aa1:15 - 5:30aaMonday,Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
09:15 - 11:30aa1:15 - 6:30aaThursday
09:15 - 11:30aa1:15 - 4:30aaSaturday
12:15 - 4:30aaSunday

Consignment Period 

A items minimum stay is sixty days, max 36 months. Items over 36 months must be picked up or donated, excluding saddles. Pricing is based on the consignor’s input and The Tack Collector’s research and expertise. Prices not specified by consignor at drop off will be priced on the consignor’s behalf based on brand, condition, wear and relative market value.

Fees applied to sold items

35%aaa$1-$500
25%$501-$2000
20%$2001-$3000
15%$3000-above

Tag Discounts

Prices, excluding saddles, are discounted every 6 months to a maximum of 36 months. The amount of time an item has been on consignment affects the discount applied. Discounts rates vary  from 25%-80% and increase every 6 months to a maximum of 36 months at which point those items will be donated.

Consignor Payments

Consignor must check their account a minimum once a year to keep it active. Inactive accounts are subject to account closure and donation. Account information, pick up of money or items, are available only to the consignor listed on the contract. Payment at consignor’s request only. Cheque mail out requests must be received by the 15th of any month to be mailed out after the 16th.

Picking Up

24 hrs notice is required to pick up items. Items not picked up after 21 days, whether by consignor’s or The Tack Collector’s request will be donated. Items will only be released to the consignors listed on the contract unless prior arrangements have been made.

** All Items are left at the consignor’s risk and liability

Donations – “Pay it Forward” Accepted Anytime. 

Please consider Donating items to the current “Pay it Forward” Organization for their use or sale for operating funds. Our current “Pay it Forward” Charity is Bear Valley Rescue. Are you an equine club, group or rescue? Do you provide aid to horses and people less fortunate?  Let us know about your group and what is needed and we will connect with you when those items are donated.

Questions or comments about our company? Please contact us, we look forward to serving you

  • Blanket Repair and washing
  • Clipper blade sharpening
  • Saddle Fitters list
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Appointments

Appointments

We accept English, Western & Other horse related items. Exceptions: No used helmets, harness or western saddles over 12″. Items in good repair and clean condition sell for better prices.  We accept All Seasons/Every Season. Even with a few items to drop off approx 15-30 mins can be required to complete paperwork.  We require you to stay with us as we complete your drop off.

 

Appointment Times

We recommend booking your drop off appointment time/day of choice two to three days in advance.  Large drop offs of 50+ items, and Saturday/Sunday Appointments fill up very fast so please book appointments for either of those days a minimum of four days in advance. Based on incoming drop off volume appointment availability varies week by week.

AMPM
09:15 - 11:30aa1:15 - 5:30aaMonday,Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
09:15 - 11:30aa1:15 - 6:30aaThursday
09:15 - 11:30aa1:15 - 4:30aaSaturday
12:15 - 4:30aaSunday
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Terms

Consignment Period 

A items minimum stay is sixty days, max 36 months. Items over 36 months must be picked up or donated, excluding saddles. Pricing is based on the consignor’s input and The Tack Collector’s research and expertise. Prices not specified by consignor at drop off will be priced on the consignor’s behalf based on brand, condition, wear and relative market value.

Fees applied to sold items

35%aaa$1-$500
25%$501-$2000
20%$2001-$3000
15%$3000-above
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Prices

Tag Discounts

Prices, excluding saddles, are discounted every 6 months to a maximum of 36 months. The amount of time an item has been on consignment affects the discount applied. Discounts rates vary  from 25%-80% and increase every 6 months to a maximum of 36 months at which point those items will be donated.

Consignor Payments

Consignor must check their account a minimum once a year to keep it active. Inactive accounts are subject to account closure and donation. Account information, pick up of money or items, are available only to the consignor listed on the contract. Payment at consignor’s request only. Cheque mail out requests must be received by the 15th of any month to be mailed out after the 16th.

Picking Up

24 hrs notice is required to pick up items. Items not picked up after 21 days, whether by consignor’s or The Tack Collector’s request will be donated. Items will only be released to the consignors listed on the contract unless prior arrangements have been made.

** All Items are left at the consignor’s risk and liability

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Donations

Donations – “Pay it Forward” Accepted Anytime. 

Please consider Donating items to the current “Pay it Forward” Organization for their use or sale for operating funds. Our current “Pay it Forward” Charity is Bear Valley Rescue. Are you an equine club, group or rescue? Do you provide aid to horses and people less fortunate?  Let us know about your group and what is needed and we will connect with you when those items are donated.

Questions or comments about our company? Please contact us, we look forward to serving you

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Services
  • Blanket Repair and washing
  • Clipper blade sharpening
  • Saddle Fitters list

Try before you buy

Everyone is different

We offer seven day trials on many items. Trials are available with a pre-authorized Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Cash for the full amount of the item on trial. Shipping is also available, though the purchaser is responsible for shipping and insurance costs for both directions. We have an incredible selection of consignment items and knowledgeable people who really know how to help make sure you get the right thing for you and your horse. 

Fitting Tips

Key features when assessing the saddle fit to the horse’s back

There should be no restriction of the horse’s shoulder blade when in movement. The points of the saddle should sit an inch or two behind the shoulder blade to allow for it’s rotation.

Discomfort and restriction of movement will be caused by the back of the saddle sitting behind the last rib.  The weight of rider and saddle cannot be supported beyond this point on the horse’s back.

Front arch of the saddle should have adequate clearance over the withers, and not be tight laterally so as to ‘pinch’ the withers. As a rough guide, with a seated rider there should be at least 2 fingers’ width vertical clearance between the horse’s wither and the underside of the arch of the saddle.

The central gullet of the saddle panel, (underside), must always maintain sufficient clearance above the horse’s spine. Not having full clearance here can have dire consequences to the comfort and well-being of the horse, as sores, bruising, discomfort and, at worst, damage to the vertebrae can be caused by direct  pressure here.

Please provide a confirmation shot like the examples below, and please share as much information as possible on the horse, (age, breed, riding discipline), and the rider, (saddle seat size, length of femur, brands and types liked/disliked), plus any recommendations of Saddle Fitter/Trainer.

Tips to find a saddle

Provide us with a confirmation shot like the examples below. Please share as much useful information as possible on :

  • The horse: Age, breed, discipline, brands or type of saddles that did, and did not work well for the horse 
  • The rider : Saddle seat size(s), length of the femur, brands or type that did, and did  not work for the rider. 

 

We have an incredible, extensive selection of consignment items, and knowledgeable people who really know how to help make sure you get the right one for you and your horse. 

Measuring for a blanket

Blankets are often fit quite differently than how they are measured/stamped.
Brands that fit

+1 size biggeraaaRambo, Shedrow, Weatherbeeta
TrueaaaBucas, Cavalier, SSTAck,Supra
Big ChestaaaBig-D ,Glover
Blanket-sepia
Saddle-sepia