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    03-05-2013, 01:44 PM
  #21
Weanling
I LOVE that tack room Farmchic. Very thought out and organized and beautiful too!. I think lots of hooks are your best friend when you have a small space. I like being able to hang everything up and just be able to grab it. When we rebuilt after a barn fire last year, my hubby built a nice big shop that he needed for our tractor/farm equipment and vehicles since he works on everything himself, and then he sectioned off 10ft with a full wall for me in the back of the shop. So I have a 10'x 40' area but 30' of that is filled with hay so really, my tack area is only about 10'x10' and that's with a personal door on one side and a 6'wide roll up door on the other. So I definitely had to think my space through.

I know, not the most professional looking saddle covers. Those are the baby blankets I made for my kids many years ago. So all the bridles hang to the right with a personal door to the right of them...
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And all the halters are hung to the left. The roll up to the left leads out to the horses. The personal door is next to bridles on the right and leads into to the shop.
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Then on the other side of the personal door, I just put up a couple of simple shelves from Lowes for bottles, medicines, sprays, etc. and more hooks for my bit obsession and polo wraps. The hay, as you can see is stacked floor to ceiling the rest of the length of my space off to the right there. When I took the saddle pic, the hay was behind me. Oh and just to share, I bought the saddle racks at Schneiders. I looked far and wide for racks that I liked AND weren't outrageous to ship. The ones I got were called easy up saddle 'n pad racks and I love them.
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    03-14-2013, 02:21 PM
  #22
Weanling
Very nice : ) and thank you.
I'll try to post a picture of mine now that it is full so you can see how I put those hooks to use but I'm in the process of cleaning it.
     
    03-15-2013, 05:04 PM
  #23
Green Broke
One thing is that you can stack saddles 4 high on racks. And hooks everywhere.

The rolling carts with drawers work well for bandages/supplies. As does a metal cart from the 50/60 that they call a utility cart. Many of them can be found at junk store, and some have electric outlet to run power too also?

If room is not finished inside, but has studs? Use that and put boards up between studs. Would also paint it white, as that will add light to room. For whips and what have you, place board on outside of 2 studs, so you can slide whip down in there.

And I would take graph paper, draw each wall of room, and after measuring saddles/bin/bridles as far as how much space each takes, cut out templates of them and place them on paper that is "wall".

And also draw floor out too, and play with templates to see where traffic flow is best.
     

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