Personally, as a horseback rider, I have a tendency to buy a lot of things for my horse. I am sure that all of you have been in this situation where you have been looking at a horse catalog and you end up buying something and another thing and you just CANNOT stop. Honestly, it is like a disease that is contagious for EVERY horseback rider. So, in the end, you have bought tack, treats, and even more items that you feel you need for your horse or yourself. Eventually, you don’t have any more room in your tack locker and you don’t know where to put everything.
So, today I have a solution for this “tack obsession”. Today, I am giving you my tips to organizing your tack efficiently, so that you don’t come to face to face with the reality of owning 3 of everything. I hope that you find these tips helpful!
1. Make sure to have a brush box or brush bag to hold all of your brushes.
2. Take all of your treat bags that you buy and put them into a Ziploc bag or Tupperware to create more space and avoid a treat mess in your locker.
3. Learn how to tie your bridle into a figure-eight for an organized bridle.
4. Find a laundry bag or some sort of mesh bag to put all of your girths in so you don’t lose them and they are all together in one place.
5. Hang hooks in your locker or tack area to hold your halters, bridles, lead ropes, etc.
6. Stack all of your saddle pads underneath your saddle for more space.
7. Put all of your shampoos, conditioners, hair detanglers, etc, in a large bucket.
8. Get rid of items that are not needed or unnecessary.
9. Wrap your leg wraps neatly for more space.
10. When buying leg wraps make sure to keep the bag so you store your wraps in it or use it for any other small items.
Take a look at the pictures below by clicking on them to show all the steps of what I did to organize my locker. Then… the final product is revealed!
I hope these tips will help you keep an organized tack area! These tips can also prevent things from getting lost as well. Thanks for reading and until next time… don’t forget to hug your horse!