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View Poll Results: Do you like tack lockers?
Yes, The full ones that house all my tack and grooming supplies 21 61.76%
Yes, The half ones that are like tack trunks but have a seperate place for my saddle 5 14.71%
No, I'd prefer to bring my own tack trunk 2 5.88%
I don't care 6 17.65%
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post #11 of 47 Old 05-07-2011, 10:44 PM
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Tack thet is a huge problem in the UK.

Then again a tackroom on a big yard is a gold mine for thieves. Often on a large yard one can have upwards of 60,000 worth of tack on site and generaly tack is not marked, not identifiable and very easy to sell on!
I personaly UV mark all my tack and it all has microchips, this makes my saddles hot to handle (and I have signs up to ensure any potential thief knows this) and I've yet to be broken into but others get hit regularly.
Often they also take any trailers, lorries and farm equipment at the same time

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post #12 of 47 Old 05-07-2011, 11:26 PM
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I guess you can't see it all that well in this picture, but here is a bank of the private tack lockers at my barn. It is big enough to hold my western saddle, my english saddle, my driving harness, my blanket, brushes/grooming supplies, treats,... etc.

The barns that I muck stalls at have shared tack rooms. I wouldn't feel comfortable with that. - I trust everyone at our barn (and we have a code-entry gate to the property. So no one who's Not supposed to be there ever is) but I just feel better with all MY stuff together. Separate.

and no. you don't pay extra.
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post #13 of 47 Old 05-08-2011, 12:09 AM
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I have my personal tack trunk outside what used to be my horse's stall along with a rack on the stall for his blankets, there is a rack by the crossties for bridles, lunge lines, side reins, etc... along with a whip rack and then there is a tack room which I have racks for my saddles and several large rubbermaid bins under the saddles for out of season blankets.

I don't pay any extra and have WAY more tack than I use/need or fits my horse but my trainer uses the extra tack for lesson ponies in exchange for storing it. It's all shared space and the only issue I ever run into is MY kids leaving my tack lying around in weird places so I can't find it.
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post #14 of 47 Old 05-08-2011, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Wow faye that's horrible!!!! You don't hear about tack being stolen very often here in Texas.. A barn had a few trailers stolen and the college riding center was broken into and saddles were stolen but this was years ago.

I dare a thief break into my tackroom, they'd get their head blown off! The men in my family LOVE their guns (we are in Texas mind you). The house is a 100 ft from the barn and assuming they didn't drive up and made it past the dogs, they'd never make it past the horses! They are a pretty good alarm system, when you open the barn door at night they all start nickering, squeeling and kicking the stall wanting food. Makes a huge racket that you can hear from the bedroom window. I can't tell you how many times my husband hass run out there with his AR, only to come back minutes later to sadly give the "all clear". ;o)

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post #15 of 47 Old 05-08-2011, 12:17 PM
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The barn I ride at has a tack room where boarders keep their saddles, and ribbons with pictures displayed on the wall. Inside there are lockers to keep halters, grooming kits, helmets,etc.

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post #16 of 47 Old 05-09-2011, 05:46 PM
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The boarding stable I just moved to has an area where boarders can build/bring their own tack lockers, and there's no regulations on how big it can be (some are huge!), so I plan on having my fiance' build me a nice big one that can hold two western saddles, as well as all my other riding stuff...and I have a lot! We are just using cheap waferboard, but it'll be nice, and I can lock it, so I will feel safer! :) I'm super excited!
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post #17 of 47 Old 05-09-2011, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by starlinestables View Post
Does you barn charge extra to use them?
I cannot for the life of me figure out why this would be a question you would ask.
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post #18 of 47 Old 05-09-2011, 06:52 PM
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I have my own barn and don't have boarders, so it's a little different. I got lucky a few years ago at an auction and picked up the tall school type lockers. I got a section of 10 for $19! Each horse has a locker, bridles, individual supplements, medical stuff, etc. My saddles & all show tack get locked in the tack room and we have a very big dog that sleeps in the barn at night. I can relate Faye, we had our barn cleaned out in 96' they even went in stalls and took halters off the horses heads. Thank goodness for insurance!

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post #19 of 47 Old 05-10-2011, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
I cannot for the life of me figure out why this would be a question you would ask.

Some barns around here charge a small fee to use a private locker vs. the regular tack room. Just seeing how common it is.

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post #20 of 47 Old 05-10-2011, 06:58 AM
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I have never heard of being charged for tack storage space. (Unless you are wanting extra tack storage space, then I can see asking for a fee.)
A boarding facility should provide you with a place to keep your stuff (with in reason, obviously, I have no problem with one saddle rack per boarder horse, etc).

I have boarded at a place that has lockers big enough for all your stuff (saddle included); lockers/built in boxes that held all your misc stuff but bridles and saddles went on racks/hooks provided elsewhere; and a place that you provided your own tack box.

The neatest barn was the barn that had lockers. If you did not keep it in your locker it was not kept there (because it was a lesson barn and if you left things sitting out they walked away).

The messiest was the barn that you brought your own tack box. There were no rules on box sizes or styles which leads to some people having a box so huge that they are taking up quite a bit of tack room space. Then there are people with smaller boxes with stuff piled all around them. Not pretty. I suppose if you had restrictions on the boxes (like show barns do) it would look fine.

JDI, love your locker/box. Did you build it yourself?
Reiterin, I like how your barn is set up. It looks very user and horse friendly.
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