Long term storage
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Long term storage

This is a discussion on Long term storage within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Term for storing a horse
  • Storing leather tack

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-15-2009, 11:20 PM
  #1
Trained
Long term storage

I am going to be storing some tack for quite a while -- probably a couple of years. What is the best way to prepare the leather so I don't have to worry about it?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-16-2009, 01:28 PM
  #2
Showing
I would think just giving it a good oiling, then covering it with a light blanket just to keep the dust off. I know you don't want to put it into anything airtight. Leather needs to breath.
     
    10-16-2009, 01:38 PM
  #3
Weanling
I agree, I would oil it up and I would even put some conditioner on it after so the leather doesnt get brittle where its thin or anything. Defiantly cover it with a sheet or blanket.
     
    10-16-2009, 04:04 PM
  #4
Started
Here's a thread from COTH about long term storage and people's experiences:
Long term storage of a saddle. - Chronicle Forums
(ignore the words in red, they are the words I used in the search)
     
    10-16-2009, 04:07 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
Mail it to me and I will store it for you... keep it nice and worn... teehee... I crack myself up!
     
    10-16-2009, 05:31 PM
  #6
Trained
My Beau, thanks for the link. I am going to try this method:
"I have used the vaseline on a long term storage and it worked great!! Cleaned the saddle very well and let air dry for a day, coated all over with the vaseline and put in a large black contractor sized trash bag.

Left it for several years and it came out looking great - not greasy at all since the leather had absorbed the vaseline over time. Gave it a quick cleaning and conditioning, slapped stirrups back on it and gave it to dd to use"

Farmpony: I've heard all about you and collecting things -- uh huh... Paws Off! These are my friend's things and I'll protect her from you.
     
    10-16-2009, 10:54 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
Fine. Keep her filthy tack... but send me the carrots!
     
    10-16-2009, 11:10 PM
  #8
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Keep her filthy tack...
LOL -- you don't even KNOW how funny this is... the last ride out on that tack ended up in a huge icky mud puddle and the saddle never did get cleaned. I laughed so hard that day, but who's laughing now? Guess who gets to clean the saddle?
     
    10-16-2009, 11:13 PM
  #9
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
My Beau, thanks for the link. I am going to try this method:
"I have used the vaseline on a long term storage and it worked great!! Cleaned the saddle very well and let air dry for a day, coated all over with the vaseline and put in a large black contractor sized trash bag.
Glad I could help
     
    10-18-2009, 10:26 PM
  #10
Trained
Well, I picked up the tack yesterday. Now I have a glitch -- I forgot that part of the saddle is suede. Not sure what to do with that. Thankfully, my friend spent 2 hours cleaning the muck off, so I just have a small cleaning job left.

Some of the bridles have chrome on them. What kind of quality, I don't know yet. I think I'll smear those with vaseline too. Won't hurt the metal I'm sure, but hopefully will help seal that nasty line between the metal and the leather.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PSSM - Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy .A.j. Horse Health 10 12-31-2008 11:27 AM
Moxie's Urban Term of the Day Moxie General Off Topic Discussion 41 12-07-2008 11:42 AM
Time to buy some storage tubs..... mlkarel2010 Horse Talk 1 07-22-2008 11:51 PM
The Term Cowboy Brandon Horse Talk 9 01-30-2008 05:03 PM
Horse Storage Bin Ideas ? ? ? ? ? liam Horse Talk 8 02-22-2007 03:51 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0