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post #1 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question Your Opinion on Keeping Items Safe at the Barn

I am leasing a horse that is boarded at a stable that has a lot of kids / teens riding and hanging out. I am more than welcome to use any of the lesson program supplies.

However, as might be expected, a lot of the shared equipment is pretty beat up.

I want to go to my nearest tack shop and treat myself to a nice grooming kit and other odds-and-ends that would be handy to have.

Question (for those who have BTDT) - Obviously, it's more convenient to leave everything I need at the barn, but I'm having visions of my things "taking a walk" and being used / lost by the kids.

What is the best way to keep everything handy AND secure. There are no lockers available - but there is room for a trunk or bin.

I'm concerned that I'm going to go to the tack shop and spend a lot of money on something pretty - only to discover that there is a much better (and probably cheaper) and more convenient way to store my things at the barn.

In your experience - what works best? Thank for any ideas and suggestions...

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 06:05 PM
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Yes, things will go missing.

Get yourself a sturdy container with a LOCK on it. That's the only way to stop your stuff from taking a walk.

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 06:57 PM
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Get a locking trunk.
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 07:15 PM
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Walmart and stores like it sell plastic trunks on wheels with space for a lock
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 08:44 PM
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I agree with all the others, get a locking tack trunk. It's the easiest way to keep your tack from going missing and being used.
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 08:52 PM
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I board at a barn with lots of kids who borrow and don't put back. I have a specific places for everything. and everything is always put back.
I have everything in boxes, shelves, drawers or hooks.
Stay super organized.

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post #8 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 09:01 PM
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Horsemens Pride Tack Trunk with Wheels -

That. Its worth the investment. You can keep plenty in it. It has wheels and it locks. Most have a saddle rack in them.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 09:58 PM
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I got a really nice looking heavy-duty plastic trunk at home depot for $68. It has done really awesome, and has wheels with an expandable handle.

They have something very similar at Dover saddlery for $219, but you have to buy the wheels separatly for like $40.

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post #10 of 13 Old 04-21-2012, 10:08 PM
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I have an older metal foot locker with a combo lock on it that I put all my stuff that I don't want touched in. My friend calls it my "tickle trunk" (she's Canadian, what can I say? ) because it's red and black with different geometric designs on each side (checkerboard, stripes, etc). It fits my HUGE winter blanket (that we never used lol) in it, including the hood, plus my polos, extra breast collar (that I need to remember to take to the tack shop to sell), fly masks and other odds and ends in.
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