February 21, 2017

Tack Locker Update

The first warm Saturday after winter - you know, when you actually feel like spending time at the barn instead of getting back to your warm car as soon as possible - always contains predictable activities for me.

- Organize my really heavy blankets, hoping I don't need them again.

- Pull my horse's mane that hasn't been done since...it was last above 50 degrees...which...at this point...is an embarrassingly long time ago.

So much better than a few days ago, when he was still looking positively uncared for.  Haha.

- Clean out my tack locker!  And this time, it got a full on reorganization, plus a new light, and a handy dandy wireless light switch (white box on the right).

For comparison, this is what it's looked like pretty much since I finished it and started using it a couple years ago:

The original intention for the built-out door was to hang saddle pads where my CWD kit and helmet are in the photo above, but it's just a tad too small for pads, so I've re-used those nails as shown here for two years.  But that was before I bought this during Riding Warehouse's President's Day sale:

Equifit Hanging Horse Boot Storage Organizer - 24 pockets

It won't be here til later this week (so sad, I'm READY!), but it's the perfect size to fit inside that door, so I preemptively took down the extra nails, took out the shelf that normally holds boots/polos, and generally made a much better use of available space, knowing Connor's boot/polo collection (and probably some other items as well) will soon have a permanent home.


  1. That's a really neat tack locker, I like it! And that organizer is awesome.

  2. That looks so neat and organized!
    Question: where did you get that basket up on the left? I have been looking for something like that!

  3. I need a tack locker like that in my life. My collection lives between one husky trunk, my closet at home, and miscellaneous absorption into the pubic supplies.

  4. Very cool! I love the update and it's great to read since I'm working on my own tack locker now :)

  5. Please come organize my tackroom and pull my horses' manes...

  6. I pulled my guy's mane, too. Amazing how it makes them look SO much nicer, isn't it?

  7. I want to own enough boots to fill an Equifit boot organizer. #goals

    1. Lol, spoiler alert, it's not just going to be boots that live in that thing.