♥ 787 — 13 hours ago on 21 Jul 2014 — via my-hellsbells (source)

I’ve also found that Dover’s product longevity of use is awful as well. We bought stirrup leathers from there, can’t remember which ones, and they broke. Bought a cheaper pair from Schneiders and they’ve been through hell and high water and, surprise, they’re still going! Dover is just terrible anymore.

13 hours ago on 21 Jul 2014
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a-pirouette:

grace-is-under-pressure:

theruby-redmare:

tauntaunrider:

equinegear:

Three dollars off isn’t a sale; that’s a discount.

This is basically any equestrian sale, though.

‘Online tent sale’ my ass….

This is my friendly reminder that I post a lot but…please remember that Dover Saddlery is a huge…

I have a love-mostly hate relationship with Dover solely because of the ridiculous shipping. Sure, it might be a few dollars cheaper than what SmartPak or any other company has the same item listed at, but by the time you pay for the horrid shipping… It’s cheaper to buy the item somewhere else.

I was in the new Cincinnati location the other day and had to laugh when the cashier told a woman they don’t give trainer discounts because their prices are the cheapest. Before shipping, maybe. Even then I highly doubt that because with a little bit of work, I can usually find the same item for a cheaper price.

The one thing you have to remember about Retail is that they WILL hike prices before a sale. When I worked in retail, we’d have a huge price change rally and then discount the glasses, that way the company still earns cash. 

But Dover, I can’t stand. I hate the store here, it’s a newer one in a horrid location with T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E staff who are snobby and I’ve actually been refused service due to where I work, and when I complained to them that the sale price as cheaper at another tack shop that was farther away(after they had said they’d ‘Match’ any price) and I had proof in a flyer, they denied me and said ‘Well you could pay full price’. 

That was the LAST time I shopped at Dover. Also, they claim they carry all of the bigger sizes and they don’t(I need a bit over the regular range of 40). And when you ask them about it, they laugh and snort at you. 

Screw Dover.

♥ 144 — 13 hours ago on 21 Jul 2014 — via a-pirouette (source)

Dovers sales aren’t really sales.

$3 off isn’t a sale that’s a discount.

♥ 144 — 21 hours ago on 21 Jul 2014
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If you claim to be ‘the best in the business’

Ya better be able to back it up. 

If you say you’re the ‘best body clipper in the business’, I better come back to see NO lines, my horse NOT missing huge chunks of his mane, and directions that I gave you specifically followed. Had I not had to go away so suddenly, I would have done it myself, but you, you have officially pissed me off because now this horse is not show worthy because of your awful skills.

♥ 2 — 22 hours ago on 21 Jul 2014
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These SmartPak videos crack me up every time.

♥ 106 — 1 day ago on 20 Jul 2014
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countrygirltothemaxx:

I just think every driver should read this.

♥ 987 — 1 day ago on 20 Jul 2014 — via hello--heaven (source)
blondieinbreeches:

ladydressage:

Gift wrapping- Equestrian Style!

Dude if someone wrapoed my present with a sprenger bit I would be the happiest person on earth

blondieinbreeches:

ladydressage:

Gift wrapping- Equestrian Style!

Dude if someone wrapoed my present with a sprenger bit I would be the happiest person on earth

♥ 393 — 1 day ago on 20 Jul 2014 — via bridle-less (source)

They’ve officially put in a dress code at work about tank tops because of someone not understanding that having your boobs hanging out and your belly showing is not appropriate. And the kids aren’t allowed to wear shorts anymore to ride in (which, I agree with all of the new dress code rules)

♥ 1 — 2 days ago on 20 Jul 2014
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tauntaunrider:

classisyours:

equinegear:

I know they say those jointed stirrups are great for your knees and what not. One of those horses I ride I use his owners saddles and she has ALL Sprenger 4-F System Stirrups. http://www.doversaddlery.com/Herm%2520Sprenger/c/B48/?ids=2atqiokzlfrdtzvwwrcmzktq

Honestly, these…

I rode in a pair of jointed once and refuse to do it ever again. I have bad ankles and knees and I could barley walk after riding. I experienced the same thing where I had to struggle to get my heels down because I couldn’t use them in the same way as I’m used to with standard stirrups.

it’s interesting to me to always read the multitude of opnions on these stirrups. I’ve seen an even amount of reviews where they’ve worked for some and then like these where they haven’t worked at all. Makes me want to try them out for myself I just don’t want to shell out the money first

a tack shop might have a used pair in decent condition, maybe? I’ve seen a few at our local shop that has really awesome consignment but not terribly often.

♥ 17 — 2 days ago on 19 Jul 2014 — via tauntaunrider (source)