You don’t need to have a tonne of resources to produce an attractive and orderly tack room.
If you don’t have room inside your stables, consider converting a freight container, portable self-storage cube, or garden shed into a tack room. A wall of pegboard with metal hooks and wire baskets works well too. Even an empty stall can be turned into a tack area with a little inventiveness.
Creativity is your best friend when it comes to economical ways to store your riding gear:
Wooden beams, barrels, or sawhorses can become saddle racks.
Over-the-door pocket shoe holders hold wraps, brushes, and lead ropes.
Mount a wooden pallet vertically on the wall to contain whips and brooms.
A shower curtain rod hung with S-hooks can hold bits.
Weld together old horseshoes and mount them on the wall to create hooks for helmets, vests, and tack.
Shop hardware and home improvement stores for rolling carts and tool chests that can hold horse gear too.
Pinterest and Instagram are chock full of ideas that let you bring out your crafty side while making unique decorative items that are also highly functional. Did you know you can turn a family entertainment unit into a perfect tack closet?
If you store your tack in a damp or mucky environment, check out durable, washable resin storage made for the garden, patio, garage, and kids playroom. Equine retailers have caught on and sell trunks made of a similar material and partitioned especially for riding gear.
Once you start brainstorming ideas, there will be no end to the wonderful spaces you can create. With your tack organised and your storage space spruced up, you’ll never want to leave your stables again!
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Text by Patricia Salem