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    04-16-2009, 12:45 PM
Building a Tack Trunk

I've been wanting to build a tack trunk forever! I've looked at already made ones and decided that the best bet would be to build my own to save money. My mom has a friend in mind that could help build it. Right now I'm looking at these 2 plans...

Elite Tack Design - Basic Tack Plus, Low-cost, Simple-to-build, Tack Trunk Plans

Elite Tack Design - Total Tack Trunk, Low-cost, Simple-to-build, Tack Trunk Plans

I really like the second one but I'm worried it might be HUGE. I want to be able to keep my saddle in it because I'm scared to leave it on the racks at my barn and someone use it by accident and misplace it (there are lots of lesson kids).

I would love opinions on these plans and if you have another plan that you think would work better. Also, I'd love to see your tack trunks too.

Here's what I would be keeping in my tack trunk it that helps...
- Saddle
- Spare Halters
- Possibly my bridle and breastplate
- Half Pad and Baby Pad
- Spare pads
- Cooler
- Brush box (app. 18 inches long and 6 or 7 inches wide)
- Show Sheen, Hair Moisturizer, Detanger, Fly Spray, Liniment, Poultice
- Bucket with bathing supplies (Shampoo, Conditioner, Sponge)
- Girth (fuzzy and leather one)
- Horse Treats
- and Misc stuff.

Warm cookies and milk if you read through all that!!
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    04-16-2009, 01:34 PM
Double check the dimensions! I got once the plastic tack trunk, which seems to be really big (it indeed was). But I couldn't fit my saddle in without somewhat twisting it. So I just returned it back.

Frankly I like 2nd one over the 1st one.
    04-16-2009, 01:36 PM
The first one looks easier to build. But I REALLY like the second one.
    04-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Actually I've seen people in my previous barn used something like wardrobe. Which they locked. But it's probably more expensive than building your own.
    04-16-2009, 01:38 PM
Thanks! Yeah, I'm going to mae sure that everything fits, etc before I start building it.
    04-16-2009, 01:47 PM
Well you can always add a lock.
    04-17-2009, 08:31 PM
Anybody else??

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