An organized tack room is essential to keeping all equestrian equipment neat and tidy, helping prevent saddle blanket creases as well as dirt, mildew and other contaminants from harming leather products.
It is crucial when designing a tack room to provide ample wall space for storage solutions that make everything easily accessible. By taking this approach, the room remains neat and organized while remaining accessible for use.
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Saddle racks and bridle racks are an indispensable feature in any tack room, particularly smaller spaces. Not only can they maximize available space but they can also keep equipment organized and easily findable – whether its portable and collapsible options or wall-mount options, saddle and bridle racks keep equipment off of the ground and free from creasing.
Wall-mounted racks may be ideal for larger tack rooms as they allow you to hang more equipment simultaneously. Wall racks may also serve as an effective solution for trainers who ride multiple disciplines requiring multiple saddles at the same time, providing an alternative to storage trunks which may damage wood panels on English saddles or cause indents in Western saddle skirts.
Hooks can also come in handy for tack rooms, particularly when it comes to storing light items such as hats and halters. Furthermore, having hooks make grabbing supplies when in a rush easier.
Maintain a dehumidifier to ensure the ideal humidity level for leather products – this will prevent mold and mildew growth while making the tack room more comfortable for both you and your horse.
Bridle racks are an essential addition to your tack room for storing halters and headgear. They keep these pieces off the ground where they can accumulate dust or become tangled up, as well as help prevent bridles from getting tangled. Wall mount bridle holders come in various styles – traditional to modern. Wall racks with fox head designs add an eye-catching feature. You can hang these wall racks from ceiling using wall blocks equipped with hangers.
While most aspects of a horse barn are standard (such as 12×12 stalls and set width for trailer aisles), designers have the opportunity to make the tack room as visually appealing as they wish. Popular styles for this area are rustic Western designs featuring wood or log features with stained wood saddle racks; other riders may prefer more classic English designs featuring fixtures like black cast iron.
If you’re searching for simple ways to keep your tack room organized and clean, vinyl plank flooring could be an easy and cost-effective solution. Mopping is much simpler with vinyl than concrete floors, while moisture cannot accumulate enough to cause mildew or mold growth. Furthermore, this upgrade makes your room appear newer for longer.
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A tack room should provide a safe, secure place for equipment storage. Cluttered or dirty equipment may be more likely to be misused and cause damage and malfunction; furthermore, large enough space should be available to comfortably house horses of various disciplines.
Tack room organization tools can be essential in making the most of limited storage space and keeping items in their proper places when not in use. Bridle racks allow individual bridles to be safely suspended off of the ground while blanket racks ensure that after washing or returning from an outing in wet conditions they’re air dried properly before going back out again.
File cabinets can help keep important paperwork organized and protected from the elements in a tack room, keeping the contents secure from loss and theft. Built-in or freestanding units may even come equipped with locks to keep contents secure.
Dependent upon its location, climate control and ventilation systems may be essential in creating an ideal tack room environment. Not only is climate control beneficial to staff comfort; humidity-reducing systems also prevent leather equipment from rotting or molding when left exposed to high levels of humidity. Fans are useful tools that help with circulation.
If your tack room is large, shelves provide extra storage for items you won’t be needing often. They’re also great for keeping bridles, halters, spare bits and crops off the floor where they collect dust and lose shape over time. Shelving can even help keep blankets organized – they can be stored inside plastic drawers or crates to reduce space needed.
Be sure to include enough wall space in your tack room design for hanging items, rather than simply using trunks as storage solutions. Hanging items at eye level makes finding what you need much simpler.
After you’ve installed your tack racks and hooks, bridle holders are an indispensable addition. Not only can they accommodate multiple halters and girths at once but they’re also great for holding lead ropes and crop bags – there are different designs to suit every tack room!
Installing a pegboard in your tack room is another efficient and inexpensive way to save space, and can easily match fixtures and decor. Once painted to suit, this simple yet cost-effective option supports various hangers and hooks for storing anything from saddles to tools – you might even consider storeWALL for durability; its wall panel system features heavy load support which is easy to install with screws and lock nuts.
Pegboards with multiple hooks are ideal for organizing and storing tack and equipment, including polo wraps, saddle cloths and halters for riders’ easy access. Another alternative would be slatwall boards with horizontal rows of holes instead of vertical ones that can be purchased at craft or hardware stores.
Blanket racks are essential tack room accessories, providing an important way to store blankets and fly sheets off of the floor in order for them to dry properly. A solid wood horse blanket rack measures 36-inches-in-height by 16-inches-wide by 12-inch depth, accommodating approximately eight-10 blankets at any one time.
Another alternative to solid-wood racks is a metal horse blanket rack, available from most feed stores and functioning similarly. Both options can also be mounted to walls either individually or group depending on space and personal preference.
Labeling tools and equipment is especially essential in shared tack rooms to prevent them from getting lost or used by unintended parties. Adhesive chalkboard sheets with chalk markers are great ways to label tools.
Slatwall provides an alternative to pegboard with horizontal grooves running along its length and comes in both MDF (medium density fiberboard) and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), with PVC being stronger for hanging heavier tools and accessories.
An organized tack room provides riders with an easier time of finding items such as saddles, bridles, reins and other horse barn equipment. Furthermore, keeping it neat and tidy helps equipment remain in great condition for longer.
Make your tack room more functional by installing shelves, hooks and storage bins to increase organization. This cost-effective method keeps riding equipment organized for quick retrieval when required.
Consider having your tack room near a wash stall to make cleaning up after riding easier and return equipment more easily to the barn afterwards. Plus, having access to both will make life simpler overall!
Pegboard storage in your tack room is another simple yet effective idea that’s sure to add organization. Perfect for hanging polo wraps, fly masks, bell and tendon boots as well as various horse accessories, this board also makes an effective display piece for sale, show or training in your tack room – plus hardware stores carry them! For an inexpensive wall decoration option frame a piece of pegboard painted with chalk or dry erase paint as a schedule board!