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    11-08-2011, 09:34 AM
  #11
Weanling
I lock my saddle, saddle pad, and girth in a padded saddle bag in the barn tack room. I just put a lock between the zippers, so far, it's been enough to keep everything safe. The only people with keys are myself and the barn manager, who is also a good friend.
     
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    11-08-2011, 09:46 AM
  #12
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
If you take something that isnt yours without permission that is stealing plain and simple.
I'm not aware that anyone is disagreeing with this particular point.

Where I have a different opinion is giving someone ridiculous advice that it's okay to act like a rash idiot, when it's NOT their barn and they'd be the one at a disadvantage if the Powers That Be decide they're a disruptive influence on the other boarders.

You can act bad-ass all you want on the internet, but unless it's your barn and property, you can't go all Rambo on folks who are caring for your animals.

If you don't like how things are being done or people are taking your stuff without permission, then by all means find another place to board, THEN tell the BO/BM what you think and why you're leaving. Doing it bass-ackwards and telling them before you have a place to put your animals is short sighted and just plain moronic.
     
    11-08-2011, 10:10 AM
  #13
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
If you take something that isnt yours without permission that is stealing plain and simple. Whether it is locked up or not.
I disagree. It depends on relations with the person you take it from and whole atmosphere in barn. For example, I borrowed cookies from my fellow borders I was in good relationships with once without telling them in advance. They still had plenty left, and I did tell them what I did (and brought a big carrot in return) next day (obviously after the fact). I don't know how one can consider it as "steal". I had people borrowing my ointment when they run out of it, and never had issues with it (much less to call it "stealing"). :roll:
     
    11-08-2011, 10:18 AM
  #14
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I dunno Val, I'd be pissed as hell if someone 'borrowed' expensive ointment and didn't buy me a new tube of it. I'd make darn sure nobody would have a chance to take something like that again, and keep it locked up.

I don't lend my tack, period. I paid a boatload of money for it, it was bought with specific horses in mind, and I keep it clean and in good repair. If someone doesn't have a particular piece of tack, that's simply not my problem.

As I stated previously, when I was boarding, anything I couldn't afford to lose was always locked up or taken home.
     
    11-08-2011, 10:30 AM
  #15
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SR, I have no problem as long as people are TELLING me they did after the fact (and when people do tell they always either buy or offer to buy one in my experience. Since I usually have a big jar of Horseman Dream someone borrowing a little not going to make a big difference and I always refused to take new one in return). Those who borrow and don't say it (or simply not putting stuff back) have no respect on my side (but even then I wouldn't call taking away $1 hoof pick a "steal"). If my $$ bridle would disappear than I'd be very VERY pissed.

I have to say that besides "small/very cheap" stuff we didn't have issues at 2 barns I boarded at. But I also have to say I've never heard it happens at my trainer's barn (but it's a very nice facility with long-term boarders, so I guess someone new practicing it would be kicked off).
     
    11-08-2011, 11:09 AM
  #16
Foal
I used to use one of those huge portable plastic pool storage things. I hung a bridal rack on the inside of the door, put a saddle rack inside and a 3 drawer plastic dresser thing. It was awesome! And you could lock it.
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    11-08-2011, 11:26 AM
  #17
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My probem was with boarders, not the owner so hubby built me a good stout plywood box with an upside down V to hold the saddle and a sliding tray for my grooming supplies. The lid was about 8" deep so webbing straps held my saddle pads. The box was 4' long by 30"x30" high pluse the 8" high lid. A big hasp and a padlock prevented anyone from "borrowing". There was room for a western on the rack, and an english underneath.
     
    11-08-2011, 12:31 PM
  #18
Green Broke
Nothing to do with being brave online, I wouldnt tolerate a thief. The OP evidently does or they would be having it out with the BO instead of talking about it here. There is always somewhere else to keep your horse. Seemed to be an awful lot of threads on this websight that share the same issue of people putting up with all kinds of foolishness from BO because they wont stand up for themselves. If the BO used my tack and damaged it or used it on a quarantined horse I would be taking it off the next months bill. If I had to leave so be it. I wouldnt want to be doing business with someone that dishonorable any way.
If based on the ops situation dealing with thievery is less hassle than moving there are some pretty decent rubbermade, small storage lockers and bins that can be secured well enough.
     
    11-08-2011, 01:07 PM
  #19
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
nothing to do with being brave online, I wouldnt tolerate a thief. The OP evidently does or they would be having it out with the BO instead of talking about it here. There is always somewhere else to keep your horse. Seemed to be an awful lot of threads on this websight that share the same issue of people putting up with all kinds of foolishness from BO because they wont stand up for themselves. If the BO used my tack and damaged it or used it on a quarantined horse I would be taking it off the next months bill. If I had to leave so be it. I wouldnt want to be doing business with someone that dishonorable any way.
If based on the ops situation dealing with thievery is less hassle than moving there are some pretty decent rubbermade, small storage lockers and bins that can be secured well enough.
Actually she was asking how to lock her tack. Not requesting the best way to verbally assault those that feed her horse.

Not sure how much different it is to use her boyfriends tack on another boarders horse than it is to use it on a sale horse.

OP - Get a bike cable and lock. You can run it behind the horn and down through the stirrups. For the smaller items, as mentioned, a rubbermaid type tote is the best. Then also use a bike cable/chain and loop it through the saddle cable.
     
    11-08-2011, 03:17 PM
  #20
Weanling
I would personally be looking for another place to keep my horses....

But - a big wooden box or portable tack truck that can be locked will stop a lot of thieves in their tracks.
     

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