The Tack Collector

Consignment for Horse & Rider

Since 2006 The Tack Collector has maintained an inventory of 100% horse related consignment items providing a perfect shopping solution for horse enthusiasts.  Shoppers can look forward to an extensive selection of competitively priced tack, equipment and clothing as well as our tag discount system. No need to wait for special sale days! Consignors can be comfortable knowing that we provide the expertise to manage and sell items in our well organized 2500+ sq feet of space.

Purchasing Consigning Donations Additional Services

Tag Discounts = Sales Every Day

Based on how long an item has been in on consignment is relative to the amount of the discount. Discounts Range from 25% – 80% off making bargains to be had for treasure hunters in our Clearance Area.  All Clearance Area items are Final Sale.

Pricing

Pricing is determined by several factors; the consignor, brand, age, condition and comparable new market prices in the local community.  The brand is an integral factor as price ranges between brands of similar items is so diverse.  For example; Antares  is priced higher than HDR, a Rambo blanket is more than a Shedrow, Animo is more than Horka, Ariat more than Dublin,  etc.

Every item is thoroughly checked with particular attention to the condition & defects before becoming available for sale. Saddles are extensively safety checked prior to being consigned as well as prior to leaving on and upon return of each trial.

 Try before you buy – 7 Day Trials 

are available with a pre-authorized Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Cash or Store Credit for the full amount of the item(s) plus GST to be taken out on trial.  Payment by Debit for Trials – Maximum $500, 10% handling fee applies for items returned. A saddle trial agreement detailing the terms and conditions throughout the trial period is to be completed before saddle(s) leave the shop for trial.  Shipping is available; purchaser is responsible for shipping and insurance costs for both directions. 

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. 

Finalized (Sold) trials are final Sale. Exceptions at the discretion of The Tack Collector for store credit only, -10% surcharge from purchase price.

Payment Methods

In Shop we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Cash, Debit, Store Credit or Tack Collector Gift Cards.

Shipping is Available; actual costs for shipping and insurance are to be paid by purchaser.

All sales are final and all items are sold As-Is with no warranty. Exceptions at the discretion of The Tack Collector for store credit only, -10% surcharge from purchase price.

 Drop Offs by Advance Appointment Only

Appointment availability varies daily/weekly based on overall incoming drop off volumes. Large/XL drop offs and Saturday/Sunday Appointments fill up quickly and periodically are booked up a couple of weeks in advance. Please book these types of appointments as soon as possible to ensure a spot and avoid disappointment.

We accept English, Western & All 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.

Book your appointment through our scheduler, or give us a call so we can do it for you.  The scheduler is easy to use providing reminders, rescheduling and canceling features.

Consigning

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.

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

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%   $500  – less      *25%   $501  – $2000    *20%   $2001 – $3000     *15%   $3001 – above

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 Items

24 hrs notice is required and 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.

Additionally, twice a Year (Feb & July) Clearance Area Items that have reached 36 months are donated. Please contact us if your club, group or rescue could make use of these donated items.

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.

 

  • Blanket Repair and washing
  • Clipper blade sharpening
  • Saddle Fitters list
  • Tack Collector Gift Cards are Available in any denomination.

We love helping you find what works best for you, your horse(s) and situation and do our very best to provide helpful information when looking for products, reviews, usage & recommendations.

 

Everyone is different - Try before you buy

We offer a 7 day trial

7 Day Trials are available on most items; excluding Clearance Area Items which are final sale, with a pre-authorized Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Cash for the full amount of the item(s) on trial.  Payment by Debit for Trials – Maximum $500, 10% handling fee applies for items returned. A saddle trial agreement detailing the terms and conditions throughout the trial period is to be completed before saddle(s) leave the shop for trial.  Shipping is available; purchaser is responsible for shipping and insurance costs for both directions. 

All 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. For items that are being shipped back, the tracking number must be received by us prior to the trial return date.   

All sales are final and all items are sold As-Is with no warranty. Exceptions at the discretion of The Tack Collector for store credit only, -10% surcharge from purchase price.

 Tips to find a saddle

Provide us with a conformation/side view photograph (like example on right). Please share as much information as possible on:

  • The Horse: Age, breed, discipline, brands and type of saddles that did, and did not work well for the horse
  • The Rider : Saddle seat size(s), brands and type that did and did  not work for the rider, length of the femur
  • Recommendations from Saddle Fitter, Trainer, etc

With this information we are able to narrow down the search of what may be suitable for you and your horse very quickly.  Regarding seat and tree measurements; there are so many variables we joke that it is like buying jeans at Costco, they do not necessarily fit the way they are stamped.  With that in mind, in order to have some consistency within all the brands, ages and conditions of consigned saddles we measure in inches as follows;

Saddle Width: 2″ down from the top of the panel and 1″ in from the front (not including the thickness) of the panel and then across to the same spot on the other side. We do not use the dot-to-dot measurement as we have found the “dot” placements to be very inconsistent (not all saddles have them either) and are most often very high on the panel, in different spots from saddle to saddle and sunk into the panel, making it measure wider than it really is.

Seat Size: Diagonally from the middle of the ‘button’ on the side of the pommel to the middle of the cantle

Flap Length: From the Top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap.

Femur measurement: From Hip joint (side) to top of Knee joint (side)

**** Our location is not set up to have horses brought to our shop to try on saddles. If distance and time are an issue  in your saddle search we recommend making arrangements at one of the many nearby stables to try on and test-ride the saddle(s) in a safe, horse-friendly environment.  Please let us know if you would like suggestions 🙂  If you are stopping by with your horse trailer, please park in our back parking lot against the fence – Easy access to loop to/from 48th Street or 50th Street

Tips to find a Blanket

We have an extensive selection of consignment blankets in many different brands, types, fits and prices.

To help us narrow down the search please provide a measurement of your horse (like example below) as well as information on the blankets that do (& don’t) work.

Saddle Fitting Tips

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

The Pommel of the saddle should have adequate clearance over the withers, and not be tight laterally which will 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 pommel.

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 its rotation.

The gullet (channel) must maintain sufficient clearance above the horse’s spine, both vertically & horizontally, to ensure no contact with the vertebrae.

The panels must have even contact along the horses back; there should not be any areas with either no contact (bridging) or tightness. The saddle should also not sit past the last rib as the weight of the saddle and rider cannot be supported beyond this point and can cause discomfort.