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post #1 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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organizing

sorry if this is in the wrong place didnt know where else to put it...
where i board my horse i have a small tack locker to keep all my stuff in(besides my saddle and bridles) but i am very unorganized and whenever i go to organize it i just end up making more of a mess. I have to get surgery done on Monday and will not be able to ride for about 2-3 weeks, so a few girls at the barn said they would ride teddy for me, but they wont be able to find anything in my mess of a locker.
does anyone have any tips on how to go about organizing it? i will post a picture i have of my locker from a while ago just so you have an idea of what space i'm working with
(this is what i looked like when it was organized, now it looks much worse)


it looks REALLY small in the picture haha. i dont have all the saddle pads and the saddles in there anymore, and the halters are now in a box on the bottom of the locker

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 01:42 PM
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You have all that for one horse? Do you actually use it all regularly? Take home what isn't needed for the next week or so, and keep it in a tub in your room---under the bed, perhaps.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 02:01 PM
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As Squirrelfood suggested, take out the extraneous stuff. If anyone can't find what they need in one set up like your photo, they have the problem, not you.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 02:01 PM
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It looks organized to me, at least loosely. I think the issue you may encounter is that you simply have too much "stuff" to fit in one locker. How many halters do you really need? You should have one and a spare, and take the rest home. You can always bring another one if you really need it.

If you have things that you can take home or that he won't need while you're not riding, take them home. Also, make sure soft things - like a saddle blanket, polo wraps, etc - are wrapped up as tightly as they can be. This will help you save space since you're basically just squishing the air out of these things.

In fact, if I were going to be not coming to the stable for about 3 weeks, I'd take anything home that wasn't going to get used.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 02:15 PM
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She said that is an old picture of what it is was organized.

OP, only leave what is necessary.

-Saddle
-Bridle
-Reins
-Lunge line
-Polo wraps
-Saddle Blanket
-Two Halters (in case one breaks)
-Grooming Kit
-And notes on what he needs, etc.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 07:24 PM
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The best way to organise stuff is only have what you really need.

As others have said, cut down on the stuff in there.

One halter at the front, if you want a spare keep it in the back. One thing on each hook, and in a box down the bottom you can have the sometimes things, like lunge rope, jump boots, wraps spare halter etc). One saddle pad, one saddle, one bridle, a couple of brushes. Have an easy place for everything. If you need help, make sticky labels and stick them where things will go so you remember to keep it all in order, and other people do too.
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