Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My new saddle stand!

Yesterday I bought a used folding saddle stand for $15. I've wanted one for a while, so that I could finish organizing the tack room the way I want it.

(Why is it that we have 6 saddles and only 3 horses?)

I've tucked my saddle stand beneath the wall rack that I was using, and put one of the saddles that was being stored on the floor on that rack. Mine is the brown English saddle with the green pad beneath it.

Folding saddle stand

This should leave plenty of space for another saddle stand or two against the same wall. The barn owner is supposed to build a couple more. Heaven knows his own personal little junkyard has enough scrap wood to build almost anything he could dream up.

I'm really excited about having my own saddle stand at last — not to mention getting it for less than half of what the tack stores around here sell them for. It's old and the rack at the bottom for a grooming tote is a little rusty, but it works just fine.

I found it by advertising on that I needed one in that price range. It's a great online community, and I highly recommend the site to all Colorado horse owners!



At June 18, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Blogger jane augenstein said...

Nice! Isn't it great to have your own space? That's a nice stand, I have two racks one for western and one for English saddle and many hooks for bridles, ropes, girths and such in a closet that Mike built for me. Been riding any more?
~Jane and Gilly~

At June 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Thanks, Jane! I'm thrilled with it. I did ride today, but Blogger is being dumb and won't let me publish the post. I've got it saved, though, so check back later and hopefully I'll have gotten in published!

At June 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Blogger Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yay for your new good deal! It's makes everything look so tidy there. I like the idea of a folding stand because you could even take it with you to shows or trail rides.
My saddle stand is very heavy steel and holds two saddles, though I use the bottom one to hold the pads.

It's always great to get such a good deal, too.


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At June 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

You had a run of the good verification words, didn't you!

Yes, I like the fact that it's a folding one. That's what I wanted, though I was willing to buy anything in my price range. This way, though, I'll be able to take it home with me when I oil my saddle -- and I won't have to prop my saddle up on two chair backs anymore to oil it!


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