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post #1 of 6 Old 10-09-2012, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'm moving barns soon and don't want to keep my saddles at the new barn because their tack room is really small and dingy, and my house is only 2.3 miles from the new barn (as opposed to 13 miles from the old one). Anyway, my boyfriend wants to build me a couple of saddle stands so I can keep my saddles nice and neatly at home. I have an Australian stock saddle and a Stubben jumping saddle, as well as two bridles (one of the trail and my English bridle for arena work).

What is the best shape for a saddle stand? I've seen them rounded, kind of oval and angled (like the top of a pyramid). Are different shapes better for different saddles? My boyfriend told me to find the plans and he'll build them for me. We have a shed out back that I can use for my tack, but I kind of would prefer to keep them inside the house (we have a couple of spare rooms they'd fit in), so I'd need to be able to hang my bridles on the front.

I've found this one that I like (especially the box on the bottom for storage): Free Saddle Rack Plans - How to Make a Saddle Rack Would this work for both of my saddles? Does anyone have any better ideas/plans?

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There's really no difference except aesthetic preference. That's a nice design, and if your BF can make them for you, I'm jealous! I have to buy mine!

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I definitely want it to be aesthetically pleasing since it will be in the house, and personally, I find the rounded tops more appealing. I couldn't believe it when he said he'd make me stands for me saddles. He's also the one who suggested moving Aires close to us (he eventually wants to get our own property with horse facilities so that we can have him at home and not have to board anymore) and found the barn we're moving to.

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I got my dad to build one for me, I love it!

We had an old sawhorse laying around in the garage so he measured my saddle and nailed wood to each side so it would support my saddle properly and keep the tree safe.

It already had a huge closed in area near the bottom. It holds all my extra things perfectly. I also just hang an over the door coat rack off the side for bridles and reins.

If you'd like, I can get a picture.
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That's a lovely saddle stand-what's nice to hang a bridle from is an old can, such as tuna-keeps the poll area nicely rounded, you can paint it if you like & attach to the front of the stand. Is the boyfriend new in the last few months? I don't remember mention of one before your shoulder surgery.
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That's a lovely saddle stand-what's nice to hang a bridle from is an old can, such as tuna-keeps the poll area nicely rounded, you can paint it if you like & attach to the front of the stand. Is the boyfriend new in the last few months? I don't remember mention of one before your shoulder surgery.
The boyfriend is relatively new. We started dating in mid-June.

I also found another set of plans that uses discarded wood pallets instead of having to buy wood. I just want it stained dark, so I don't know how well the pallets would work for that (unless I could sand them down, I guess).

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