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    04-10-2012, 10:27 AM
If you cannot fit a normal chair inside the tack room, then you can always use a foldable one so you can move it from the tack room to the barn aisle to the pasture etc., that way you can watch/enjoy your horse in comfort.
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    04-16-2012, 11:05 PM
My tack room from an older similar post:
Tack Rooms

My advice:
  • If you're considering painting. Do it before you hand a single bracket, brace of shelf.
  • You can never have too many bridle racks. I thought 17 to 20 would be enough ... it's not and I only have one and a half horses.
  • Don't be afraid to make it an actual room and use lamps, rugs, nice chairs or installing molding. I have a since added a big framed picture of me and my mare as a focal point in the room.
  • Dusting and tidying and keeping surfaces clear and clean, go a long way in decorating. My tack room looks like a perfect, staged, catalog room when everything is put away. Cleaning is better that any number of nick nacks or curtains.
I just read an article in our local SportHorse managzine Flying changes about ways to decorate with old bits of tack. Using spurs as curtain tie backs, or english stirrups as a towel holder.

Apologies in advance for the quality of the photos. It's what I can do on my iPhone with the panoramic apps.

Tackroom virtual tour/panoramic photo 01
Tackroom virtual tour/panoramic photo 02

I hope this helps and I'd love feedback!
    05-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Wow love the tack room!!! I get a 16' by 10' space for feed and tack. I know I need lots of hooks.... I have at least 30 halters to fit 3 horses... only use about 6. Right now 9 saddle going down to 4, 10 to 12 bridles, and one harness, 8 blankets, 5 saddle pads, plus many more! And this is helping me think of ideas. But I will have 16' open wall that will be about 4feet tall.
    05-07-2012, 10:50 PM
Harley. You have it deluxe. All I get is a 4x12 area for HAY, GRAIN, AND TACK. We don't use to much hay as we have a couple acres of pasture .. But still!
    05-08-2012, 12:05 AM
I'm jealous :p Have a nice big space, but dirt floors x.x I hats them. I do have a minifridge and desk in there though, so I am a pretty happy camper :p I recommend the both :) Are you allowed to paint?
    05-08-2012, 01:01 AM
XJumperx: can you put rubber mats over the dirt floors? If they're too expensive, call around to gravel or aggregate pits/companies, and ask if they have any old worn conveyor belts you can have/buy. They're are two places near me, one gives them away for free and the other charges $1 per liner foot, but donates it to the local food bank. You have to watch out for the occasional staple (They're huge, you would never be able to miss it) or well worn spot (just turn it over) but it's a great way to get cheap mats. Theyre usually about 1/4 - 1/2 and inch thick so they're perfect for aisle ways, tack rooms, outside of stall doors to turn outs; you can use them in stalls but I recomend you double them up. You do have to be picky when you're looking through them, but remember you can always cut them to the size and length with a jigsaw at home.

I matted a new foaling (double stall), the entire aisle way and floor of my barn, outside of each stall and both sides of each gate (basically all high traffic areas) for FREE last summer.
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    05-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Well we are taking up whats left on the wall that my stalls are on, its 56' I have 4 10' by 10' stalls so I have 16' by 10' I can do what ever with. That I will hopefully get to start decorating soon! But I have no walls to paint just a steel wall and a wood fence that will act as another wall. I will also have one stall next to my tack room for another storage, as I only have 3 horses.... for now ;). So I have a stall for feed and the rest for tack and a little area to rest in. Im still thinking of ideas for it, I have tons of stuff that will need a home, becasue right now I take up our second living room...

How do you guys store winter/stable blankets? And other sesonal supplies? I just have a poll/steel building that has no heat or cooling.
    05-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Mine has a sofa and a big trunk to put my feet up. That is a must.
    05-08-2012, 07:52 PM
Sooo jealous here. I have to use the end of my aisleway for feed. My tack is all in my bedroom. We're having two more stalls and a tack room added on to our barn, but the guy who was building it copped out a few weeks in so we're still looking for someone to finish the job.
    05-08-2012, 08:11 PM
I have a mini chest that will go in there for my hundreds of horse megazins and books. With a love seat!!

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