I love to shop, period. And I really love to shop for stuff that will help me with my horses. But I am trying really hard to not shop quite so much, which is hard (really hard) for me.

a large amount of tack for sale at a consignment sale

But because of what I do, I tend to accumulate a lot of horse stuff. I am always trying out new things to see if they are as really good as they claim to be. Or I justify spending $20.00 on a bonnet, and then $55.00 on a saddle pad to have a matchy-matchy set for my horse, because it looks cool for a photo.

a horse wearing an ear bonnet in plum color

But about this time every year when I clean out my tack room, I realize just how much stuff I have. And my collection of horse stuff has now increased in size to the point of way too much, especially when it comes to saddles. I have my ‘good’ saddle, and then my every day saddle. I have a western saddle and everything that goes with that in case my husband decided one day he might like to go on a trail ride with me.

And there are some new things that I do want to buy, but I don’t want to add to my collection, and spend any money to get what I need (want). So the best alternative is to sell what I have, in order to get what I want. And, I have made a promise to myself that I am not going to buy anything new, until I have raised the money to do so. Which means I have a lot of excess stuff that I am getting rid of.

So how am I going to get rid of this stuff that I have? Well, let me share that with you below, keep reading….

eBay's logo

Ebay Selling

So at the time of writing this, I have a lot of things for sale on eBay right now. Saddles, bridles, breeches, filming equipment, cameras, etc. All kinds of gadgets that I really don’t need are up for sale. And if everything sells, I will have enough money to get some new things, make improvements to the horses barn and paint our house while I am downsizing my collection.

Devoucoux saddle for sale

So at the time of writing this, I have a lot of things for sale on eBay right now. Saddles, bridles, breeches, filming equipment, cameras, etc. All kinds of gadgets that I really don’t need are up for sale. And if everything sells, I will have enough money to get some new things, make improvements to the horses barn and paint our house while I am downsizing my collection.

a western saddle

So if you want to see what I have for sale, you can check out everything by clicking right here. Then you can click on the link to see what else I am selling. Sorry, I am not good at figuring out how to show you everything in one place! I decided to do Buy It Now type listings instead of auctions because auctions seem to be less and less popular nowadays.

a hunter bridle

And while eBay hasn’t been as successful for me recently as it used to be, it’s still a pretty reliable way for me to make a little extra cash.

Craigslist

Craigslist logo

I also have some things that are too big to ship, so I will be utilizing Craigslist to sell the bigger things, like horse jumps, tack room furniture and saddle stands.

I like Craigslist because I can put my stuff up for sale for free. And then I get to keep all of the money for whatever it is I am selling. This is always a good thing in my opinion.

I have had really good luck with Craigslist in the past. And a side benefit from listing horse jumps for sale is that people reach out to me and ask me to make a set of custom jumps for them. So by listing an ad for a set of jumps for $950.00, I will probably get at least 2 requests for custom jumps for around $1500. Not too bad for just trying to sell 1 set of jumps!

And just in case you were wondering what jumps I made to see, here you go…

horse jump
budget equestrian weekly video recap

These are actual photos from the actual ads I have on Craigslist.

The Goal

So breaking down everything that I plan on selling, my potential profits are:

  • eBay: $4969
  • Craigslist $1565

Grand Total of stuff to sell: $6535.00. And that doesn’t include if I get someone asking me to make them some jumps. If that happens, well that only helps my cause of raising money.

I already have a list of things that I want to buy, I know, shocker, but I have promised myself not to spend any money until I have the cash to do so. Some of the things I will buy once everything sells are:

  • Exterior paint for our house ($400.00)
  • Wood to build new paddocks for my horses ($750.00)
  • New tack (of course) ($1900.00)
  • Concrete paint to repaint our front porch ($75.00)
  • Materials to make over our back porch ($250.00)
  • Stock up on hay and shavings ($350.00)

Grand total of what I will spend is $3725.00, meaning I have the potential to have $2810.00 left over to pay off some credit cards, and stick a little bit into savings for those times when I feel it necessary to go buy something.

Saving money in a jar

You will have to check back in about a month to see if I was able to reach my goal of selling my stuff, in order to buy more stuff. I know, it seems backwards. But like I said in the beginning, I love to shop!


Lisa
Lisa

I am horse crazy and love DIY projects, and finding great deals on everything horse related. When I have a new idea, or find a great deal I love sharing this information with you.

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