Who hasn't flipped through the pages of a tack catalog and wished that it was a real store they could visit?
Yesterday that wish came true!
We'd driven out to Parker to have James' cast removed, and since we were already most of the way there, I couldn't resist swinging by the brand new Dover store.
Everything about this establishment is designed to appeal to the equestrian crowd. Even utilitarian things like window signs are hung with laced reins and snaffle bits.The area just inside the front door is set up like a (very posh) tackroom.
You know the decor is good when even my nonhorsey kids are impressed!
With that kind of build up, the store itself could have been a disappointment...
Fortunately, that was not the case.
I've worked and shopped at some really nice tack shops, but none were as visually impressive as this.
And the inventory wasn't half bad, either!
A reference photo for Heather P's girth order...
and the obligatory "they sell Breyers, too!" picture.
Oh, how I wish he really wanted to wear a velvet huntcap!Unfortunately, the only items he wanted to take home were the stuffed dogs and the Dark Horse Chocolates.
Oh well, horsey or not, he's a pretty good kid and I appreciate him giving me such a good excuse to visit Dover Saddlery. Rest assured, I will be back!