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post #11 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by DressageIsToDance View Post
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.
Very understood. I had my brushes used alot and my lunge whip went missing because a student used it but that didn't matter to the trainer. Oh well.

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post #12 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 04:29 PM
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My current barn, and the one I am moving Bali to in a week, has personal tack lockers. It's a good system I suppose. Some people at my barn now keep their stuff in their cars because they charge $50 extra if you aren't keeping your horse in a box stall.... which is nuts! I paid it all this time though because I have a ford focus and it could never fit 2 saddles and all my crap.. haha.
The new place charges $10 extra for a locker, which I haven't seen the inside of them yet, but I expect they are the same roughly as the one I have now. A shelf on top, two saddle racks, three drawers, and three hooks on the door for bridles and stuff. My locker is a mess, I'll never take a pic! hahaha
I miss being the BO's daughter back home, I must admit... I pretty much had my own 15' x 15' tack room cause my mom rarely rode anymore... got to use all her stuff :) haha

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post #13 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 06:02 PM
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Just a couple from mine. All our racks, etc, were homemade. My bridle racks were chunks cut from a fencepost, with a painted horseshoe tacked on. But best is my caged in storage shelves. Keep blankets, pads, whatever in the bottom, bottles on the shelves. It keeps all the chewing rodents out, AND can be padlocked if you want to keep people out of your meds and stuff.
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post #14 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 07:59 PM
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^^^ That's really cute, the cut fence posts with the horse shoes.
We're in the very early stages of building a new house that will have a tack room. I think I may steal that one
A friend of mine took large tuna cans, painted the bottoms then tacked them to the wall for bridles.
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post #15 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 08:08 PM
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Lol, our tack shed (The silo earlier on in the thread) is usually a pig sty! We have way too much stuff to fit in neatly - We moved from a shed three times the size. Plus all our feed and hay is in there so everything gets covered in hay, there aren't enough racks for all the saddles so they sit on the ground or wherever they fit, not enough hooks for all the bridles and other gear... lol. We have a clean up every once in a while but it never takes long for the disarray to return!

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post #16 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 08:10 PM
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Wow, all you guys's tack rooms are so clean and organized LOL. I will have to get a picture or 2 of mine. It is incredibly packed and pretty messy (40 years of accumulated tack and harness will do that). But, I don't have to worry about keeping it clean for everyone else. It is just me and my dad that really use it and we know where everything is.
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post #17 of 34 Old 06-21-2010, 08:43 PM
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@Vidaloco - the wood works great because you can write the name of each horse with a silver sharpie, and then if you change horses or names, all you have to do is sand it down and write another name.

@smrobs - my tack room is a horrible cluttered mess, everywhere EXCEPT the pics I posted, lol. I'm with you on accumulating too much stuff. Once in a while, I run across things and go "now where did THIS come from. I've never used it, never needed it, and certainly never bought it, hmmm....

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post #18 of 34 Old 06-23-2010, 01:42 PM
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I finally got some pix of mine . Just so everyone else with a slightly cluttered tack room won't feel so bad LOL. This is just the main 2 sides that most of the tack is on. One of the other sides has 2 more saddles and a medicine chest and the other side is where Dad has his anvil stand and shoeing stuff, along with that side just being kindof a catchall for scrap leather, hole punches, grooming items, etc.

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post #19 of 34 Old 06-28-2010, 05:45 PM
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I just made my tack room this afternoon! Not perfect but please keep in mind that 90 mins before these pictures were taken these were 100% bare walls!

And the complete tack area (if I did a complete 180 I would be facing the bar... yes bar lol)

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post #20 of 34 Old 06-28-2010, 06:33 PM
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OOH, I wanna see a picture of the bar!

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