Our tack shed is an old grain silo. It had about two foot of old mouldy oats in the bottom that we had to shovel out with dust masks on - Not fun! Dad cut a door frame out and used the tin to make the actual door and just added a frame. It's smaller than our last shed, so it is a bit full, and the round shape isn't the best for efficient storage, and spiders get in, but it does ok!
You can see it in the background of this picture. I have more of the inside but I don't know where they are!
A barn I was briefly at had a very good system, given they had quite a few school horses. Their boarder's tack room was different, there were cubbie lockers for everyone.
However, the schooling tack room was pretty neat. I have to draw a diagram to explain it...MS paint doodle, just to be quick about it.
Really crappy little drawing there. But anyway. The thing on top represents a shelf they had, where the grooming bucket was, designated fly spray bottle for that horse, ect. Below that there was a rack for that horse's saddle and two hooks next to it for the horse's halter and bridle, and a couple had hooks to the side for other equipment that needed to be hung up. The strip underneath was where they hung saddle pads/blankets/sheets ect. The grid thingy is an awful impression of a metal basket thing that was attached to the wall, and wraps, boots, misc. Stuff was in there. They were strict about students keeping it clean too and stuff in it's place. But that was how it was on one wall. They had one wall that had cubbies for students personal belongings, and one had whips, helmets, vests and such, and this little shelf/cabinet thing that had basic first aid stuff for horses and humans. The short wall by the door had a white board with notes to the students that were important, lesson times, ect. It was really efficient. I wish I had pictures, but it's been a while and I don't.
My current barn has a small tack room, that's attached to a lounge. I don't have pictures on hand but I will take some tomorrow. One wall towards the back is all saddles and stuff. School and boarders'/leasers' tack. We are a small barn community, so we know what belongs to whom usually. On the wall to the right of that one, boarders' and leasers' tack boxes are lined up, and there are also a couple of racks for halters and bridles. On the wall to the left there are cubbies for our personal stuff. And there is a piece of wall that kind of sticks out from it, but on the opposite side of that little piece, facing the saddle wall and the doorway to the lounge is a shelf that has...a bit of everything on it. Irons, pads...and there's another bridle rack by it too I think. I will bring pictures back tomorrow.
Wow everyone has such tidy tack rooms! The barn I board/teach lessons at has a pretty bad tack room. (the school tack room). There is stuff everywhere! The 'boarders' tack room isn't as bad though. There are 18 large lockers on two of the parallel walls. Other than that we try to keep the aisle clear so it's easier to get saddles in and out as we are limited with space. We just have a mirror and a small bench against one wall and then the stairs to the upstairs tackroom/lounge. I'll need to take some pictures of my lockers though! I'm so proud, I just cleaned them for the first time in about two years! ;)
Man, my current barn has a messy tack room. But like Pine Hollow in the Saddle Club books, it has a clean system.
My old barn had a slightly clean school tack room, where the boarders was spotless as no students were allowed to go in if they didn't board there.
See, my old barn, the one I referred to earlier that I left due to bad management had this policy when I was like, 10. I only stayed there a year, then left when my trainer left and got her own barn. They did give special allowance to students who took regular (at least once a week) lessons who had their own tack. But if you didn't have tack and didn't own or lease a horse there you had to stay out.
When I went back close to 10 years later, the policy apparently was down the drain, because half the time students were sneaking and borrowing stuff from boarder's cubbies. Not a nice system.
Despite the fact that there is only one tack room for everything at my current barn, my trainer is very strict about "if it's not yours, don't touch it without permission". One of her own children went and got something one day that belonged to a boarder and was scolded for it.