Written by Christa Myers.
A tack locker can store a lot of things, but the key to having a good locker is organization. If you’re anything like me, your tack locker is a hot mess. Here are some products that will help you have the most organized locker in the barn while keeping your bank account happy. Your local dollar store most likely offers tons of products for this tack locker project.
Over The Door Hooks: Have you run out of bridle/halter hooks? Add some of these hooks to your door and you have more room to hang things up.
Tip: Hanging your helmet bag saves a lot of space.
Plastic Baskets: These baskets not only organize your locket, but can make moving your stuff around the barn easier.
These can be used to hold many different pieces of equipment.
The tall baskets can hold:
Square baskets can hold:
- Exercise sheets
- Polo wraps
Velcro: Place velcro strips along the wall of your locker and it will allow you to stick all types of your horses boots to it. Not only will this save space, but it will keep those boots from getting dirty on the bottom of your locker.
Blanket Rack: Buy a blanket rack at your local tack stores, and you can hang your saddle pads instead of piling them on your saddle.
Bonus: It will help keep your saddle pad in good condition too and prevent your saddle from having unnecessary moisture sitting on it for too long.
Calendar: Ever forget a vet/farrier visit? Fear no more! Hang a calendar on the door of your locker and you’ll never forget anything again. Tie a pen to a string, and you’ll always be able to track important appointments, lessons, and other riding-related engagements.
Dry Erase Board: Write quick notes on the board, such as: Things to do, buy, and book. This will keep you organized on all the things your precious (maybe spoiled) horse needs.
So now that we’ve bought products to put in the locker, it’s time to bring out the tools! To finish off this project, buy some plywood at a nearby hardware store. Add a couple shelves along the side of your locker and one large shelf at the top to store blankets. Note: If your locker is provided by your barn or barn property, please clear installing anything permanent with your barn’s manager/owner.
You should now have an organized locker that will make your neighbors envious of your ability to be so neat.
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