I hope this isn’t considered advertising as that’s not the purpose of this post.
I recently quit my job, which was a long overdue move due to poor management, etc., but I don’t have anything lined up. Luckily, my horse is leased out and I’m set there for now, but it’s difficult to put a timeline on the job search. I could have something next week or it could be two months. I’m prepared for this.
However, I don’t have as much as I’d like for that “emergency” fund and I unfortunately feel that I should turn to assets I can liquidize, ie. my tack room.
I have a 2005 BZ Natural Saddle, that based on a quick search, looks like I can get between $800-$1000. It’s in good shape and I love the saddle though I know it’s not the most “in style”, but it would definitely help me in the case something happens. However, if I’m to get my horse back, I won’t have a saddle at all! What I’m asking is what your thoughts are as this isn’t a huge amount of money… mainly something to tide me over in an emergency and may not even be used. I’m also concerned for the future, wondering if I could find something with at least as much quality for the same price when I get my horse back. I’m also ogling over the French saddles but that would be far far out of my budget in the future if I were to go for a new saddle. I love the old Bevals but I don’t think their quality is where I would feel comfortable buying one again.
So, to sell or not to sell? That is the question. What would you do in my situation?
Appreciate any input you may have!