I'm looking for a database of tack shops (horse supplies and hardware) in the U.S. Any information would be appreciated.
That is a new one.. I sure have not seen that anywhere but then again, I really dont need one since I live in NYC.. hummm.. I can tell you that I dont think there are any in NYC anyways.. When I 1st saw your post, I thought you wanted fishing info or something.. Horse, I am sure someone out there will know what you are talking about and may even help you.. Lots of great folks here..
Tractor Supply Company, and one more local to the upper Midwest: Mills Fleet Farm - both have web sites and searchable store locations. Most will probably be among the pre-loaded POIs.
Are you thinking of all tack shops in the U.S. in one list? Or are you thinking of having it broken down by store type? I shop at Mills Fleet Farm and Tractor Supply Company for most horse supplies. These are both chain stores, but maybe not what most people think of for horse supplies. We also have independents like Schatzlein Saddle Shop
Pleasant Hills has two stores in Minnesota
Here is a link to other Minnesota Tack Shops
Towards the bottom of that page is links for several other midwest states. If you get it compiled, I know that I will download it to my Street Pilot 2730. It will probably be a challenge to keep it current because shops come and go. We just bought a bunch of stuff at our local Petsmarts because they are quitting their horse line that they had through Stateline. Many states also have Horse Expo. If you go to the Horse Expo webpage and search for exhibitors you will find losts of listings.
This might make for an interesting project. Jim, you're so right about the shops coming and going. A lot of these business are 'mom-and-pop' and show up and then fail in a heartbeat.
Thanks for the responses.
I posted a POI file with all the locations for Mills Fleet Farm.
See, buddy? I told you this was the place to come and ask!!
Here are the addresses to 7 shops in NYC:
63 North River NYC, NY - Chelsea Equestrian Center
200 Industry Loop Staten Island, NY - Intl. Riding Helmets
46 E 59 St NYC, NY - Kangaroo and Ewe Too
200 E 64 St NYC, NY - Kauffman Intl.
117 E 24 St NYC, NY - Miller Harness
19 Howard St NYC, NY - Vogel Boots
526 Hudson St NYC, NY - Whiskey Dust
Have fun geo-coding them!
It sure would be handy trotting along on your favorite horse with your Nuvi on the saddle horn to know where to stop if you have an emergency bridle blowout.
Hmmmm....anyone know of any good Garmin mounts for saddles?????
and I don't mean horses... :)
www.mountguys.com or www.ram-mount.com probably have something that could be used as-is, or modified slightly to do the job.
I went riding yesterday for a little over 2-1/2 hours in the county park equestrian trails near my farm. There are miles of trails in a county park that is almost 2,000 acres. I just bought my wife a Garmin Nuvi 660 and I was thinking that it may have been nice to have had it with just to see how things look on the Nuvi 660. I think in the pedestrian mode it would look pretty neat. My biggest concern, of course, is the fear of dmaging the unit. I really don't need to have it with me in the county park, but it would be fun. Obviously a rugged handheld would be the way to go. As an aside, a white-tailed deer spooked my horse yesterday and it iz hazards like that that could be dangerous to a GPS on a horse.
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