By Patty Wilber
Tacky tack room trash?
I went around taking pictures of a few Back Country Horsemen tack rooms (with permission of course!). I never got around to doing the same at the last show, so now I have no data to show that show-ers are neater than back country folks or BCH’ers are more prepared than show people or the other way around.
All I can conclude is that of all the BCH’ers, my trailer tack room is the most, uh, “well stocked”.
Now for the evidence. This tack room is definitely not mine. The floor is spotless!
Next. Not mine either–only two saddles!
This is looking pretty familiar, but there is still a lot of wall space.
Uh–this could be mine…
I need a lot in there for BCH work and the show season, you know. And it is a pain to keep ferrying things to the basement or barn or living room (where things do seem to accumulate anyway) and back out to the trailer…So they mainly stay in the tack room.
When I take my horses in other people’s trailers, and we need something, I can usually say, “Well, I have some duct tape in my trailer. Well, I have a branding iron in my trailer. Yes I have a spare…bridle, bit, pad, halter, cinch, latigo, English girth etc. in my trailer…”
Yeah, ok. That’s nice.
(Please don’t submit my name for a new TV show: “Tack Room Hoarders”!)