I have always been at barns in the past where there was a tack room and everything was in the room. Saddles on racks, bridles on racks, and some kind of cabinet for other items.
Our new barn does not have a tack room (or the barn I’m in anyways) and everyone seems to have magical trunks that their saddles and other items fit in. I don’t even have a wooden trunk let alone something that my saddle would fit in.
Cue interweb searches… There are not as many options as you might think out there for tack lockers. I searched Smartpak and Dover and eventually broke down and ordered from SaddleLockers.com.
The locker will be the most expensive peice of storage furniture I have ever purchased myself but I feel like it will be worth it. All of the plastic ones I saw didn’t have various things that I wanted and I actually like the fact that my locker will be difficult to move. I don’t want something that can be rolled away easily!
Once I ordered the locker I realized that it had to be shipped as freight… For those of you that haven’t had that happen it’s a treat… The company sent me pictures of the locker and how it looked when it shipped out… And advised not to accept the shipment if I saw any damage (but that shouldn’t be super likely).
I finally was able to WAH to meet the shipper… And they try to deliver me this:
Needless to say that was not going to fly and I sent it back. Not on the supplier but didn’t change my frustration… 3 weeks later now I am finally supposed to have a new locker tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Do most of your alls barns have community tack rooms and the option for a standard trunk? Anyone else have lockers similar to this style?