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    11-23-2013, 11:10 AM
I only keep a rope halter, feed, and a bit of first aid supplies at the barn where my horse is. The rest is in my small car, which my friends refer to as my "rolling tack trunk." Who knows when I'll have an opportunity to ride somewhere else?

A second woman keeps everything at the barn, and a third does as I do.
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    11-23-2013, 11:36 AM
I think it varies quite a bit on the facility. The facility that I manage provides a small tack locker for everyone, as well as a locked tack room where bridles, saddles, boots and pads are kept. The tack room is accessed with a coded keypad, for which everyone has an individual code. There is also storage provided in the loft for extra blankets, pads, etc as well a racks for blankets and shelves for supplements. The facility only has six boarders, many of whom come out to ride only once or twice a week -- we have not had any problems with items "wandering".

Our tack room:

Feed storage/blanket racks:
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    11-23-2013, 06:48 PM
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^ I'd love a set up like that!

I can't complain though. Our heated, tightly shut tack room now is still far better than the old shipping containers we used at my old barn...
    11-24-2013, 11:23 AM
I think it also depends on the barns general location- people may leave the tack room unlocked due to trusting all the fellow boarders but if some stranger got the idea to come on the property and grab some stuff to sell on eBay or something- then everyone's day is ruined.
    11-24-2013, 11:59 AM
When I boarded, my rule of thumb was never leave anything at the barn I couldn't afford to replace, and the minor stuff such as brushes, first aid supplies, and fly spray were kept in a locked cabinet.

I don't care how much you consider your fellow boarders or BO as friends, there are thieves everywhere even if in their mind they're just 'borrowing' it.
    11-24-2013, 07:23 PM
I keep 4 horses at home and board two. At the boarding barn, I keep my saddles, bridles and pads in the trailer tack room (locked) and all brushes, etc. in the barn.
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