05-07-2011, 03:59 PM
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The barn I ride at has a locker room and a tack room. The lockers are mostly just garden type sheds in the upstairs to keep blankets, grooming kits etc in. Saddles and bridles are then kept in the tack room.
The bad thing about the locker room, is that a lot of the students are teenage/young girls, so it can get messy....to the point where the BO has taken everything that was dumped, and put it into an empty stall, and wanted a dollar for them to get it back.
The tack room is kept fairly clean since nothing else is stored in there.
We recently borrowed a friends arena to school in, and I loved her lockers there. They were wooden, deep enough to store a saddle (on one side of the locker), and wide enough to have a saddle and some more storage space in it. Some of them had a small blanket rack attached to the front. I *think* that there was also a bridle hook in the locker as well. All of the lockers then had hardware to put a padlock on if the boarder wanted to lock up the box. They looked to be about 4' square(?) or so.
I am attaching a picture of a tack box I once saw on kijiji (classified website) that I drooled over.... Of course it is a bit big for everyone to have something like that though, in a boarding barn situation. Sigh... However, if it just had one saddle rack in it, and the big drawer moved over, with the little drawes on top, it would be a good locker, and easier to do for everyone.