How to solve the swinging bridle problem?

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How to solve the swinging bridle problem?

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    11-12-2012, 06:48 PM
How to solve the swinging bridle problem?

I just bought a used trailer and its awesome. One of the things I would like to fix is that there are a lot of marks on the tack room wall from where the bridles swing. My boyfriend is pretty handy and has some scrap aluminum around so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to fix the problem? How can I make it so my bridles don't swing and make rub marks?

If anyone has a solution to this problem I would love to hear about it or see photos! Thanks so much!

(The sooner the better, as I would like to ask for it for christmas ;))
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    11-12-2012, 07:08 PM
We had a Logan that had a carpeted wall behind the bridle racks. The Wilson trailer has the same problem as yours, it is aluminum with lovely black marks from the bridles swinging. I don't dare hang my good bridle bits in there I lay them on the back seat of the pickup. My husband keeps telling he's going to take a heavy peice of plywood, carpet it like the Logan had and put it up with proper bridle racks rather than the cheap hooks someone screwed in there. Technically our trailer was meant to be a show cattle trailer so the bridle hooks and saddle rack were an after thought.
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    11-12-2012, 08:36 PM
Don’t know what the set up looks like but I had a thought: could you put a bungee cord, or whatever they get called (the round elastic cords with the powder coated hooks on the ends), across the bridles to hold them against the trailer and stop them swinging?
    11-13-2012, 12:07 PM
I use bridle bags...Or you could put a pillow case or something similar....
    11-13-2012, 12:10 PM
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I also use bridle bags - not expensive and helps keep them nice and clean too
    11-13-2012, 12:12 PM
I use quilted bridle bags. I have a carpeted wall but I still just don't like my show bridles and reins and bits, with all the silver, being abraded by anything. A nice quilted bridle bag costs less than $25. Dura-Tech® Extra Large Bridle Bag in Cases & Covers at Schneider Saddlery
    11-15-2012, 10:40 AM
Measure that wall, go get some cheap indoor/outdoor carpet, and glue it to that wall. Or, you can put up some plywood first, then carpet it, screw in a bungee cord the length of the wall, about 12 - 16 inches down from the hooks, and that will hold your bridles/halters/reins in place and against the wall.
    11-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Stick them in a bridle bag?
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    11-15-2012, 01:04 PM
Duct tape which comes in many colors, doesn't add additional weight and easily removed.
    11-15-2012, 02:50 PM
We installed a thin layer of cork on the wall just below the bridle rack. An above indoor/outdoor carpet suggestion is good too. Sure cuts down on the banging!

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