So its Monday already ! the weekend went by At record speed for me.It was a good one but a quickie.
Worked late on Friday , then got home , did chores and loaded up my stuff,cleaning tack as I went for Saturdays spring Tack sale in Stony Plain.
I took, my books, and calenders ,as well as my photos cards. Also had some tack to sell. We had a few saddles that had been purchased over the years as spares when we thought we had more riders around . one in particular had never even been used , and the tack room was busting at the seams ! So it was clearly time to downsize.
The sale was awesome, huge numbers of people , all there to buy! And not just odds and ends , but saddles,and bridles, using equipment . Often at the sale we see people buying ,polo wraps , and spare halters, not things that indicate , new folk into the industry. When people are buying larger items, it is an indicator, at least on some level that there are new people coming in, and needing new tack for new horses!
I believe we are starting to see an upswing in the industry!
I sold all 3 western saddles in the first 90min! and a gal who was also selling , and had expressed an interest in one of my saddles said the same thing ! Only brought home my Passier, and Argentine close contact English saddles
Lots of interest in Comets sale flyer, Quinns as well. We are slowly seeing the Appaloosa come out of the shadows in Alberta, and I believe we are converting not just stock horse people , but many others.Finally making the point that a good horse is a good horse ,and Appys are good horses!
I did get some interest in my calenders and book. But as I said folk were there for tack, so the only sales I had for that type of thing were some of my photo cards. I did however receive many compliments on my work, so maybe at the fall sale , closer to Christmas I will try again.
All in all a good day, and the topper is ? the table cost me $25.00!!! Well actually only $12.50 as Deb shared it with me! Not a bad investment at all .
Sunday was a quieter day , chores , housecleaning, the usual . Time to think.
And I was thinking a lot about the industry , and how far our blogs and Facebook reach, that if we network a bit , we can catch the industry on the way up and work together for all.
I will be posting sales adds for both Comet and Quinn in the next few weeks
I know Shirley of Ride a Good Horse has a gorgeous mare for sale, and I believe in the not too distant future will have Border Collie pups as well
Also Crystal , of Ranch Riding is looking at selling a few
Starmyri Appaloosas are reducing the herd and have some good quality stock for sale
And the list goes on ...
We have many talented and creative bloggers who do artwork, photography , creative handmade tack items ...
At Christmas Shirley and Janice , made "Christmas Shopping lists " of fellow bloggers on their
sidebars . Just wondering if we could work together to feature , say a blogger a week, to help spread the word?
I will be restarting my "Fridays for sale" posts soon, and would love to feature a for sale item or items for others as well .
Something to think about .
Stay safe and warm !
Welcome to Fern Valley
Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .