Horse tack can be extremely expensive, so you should make sure that you consider how to store it so that it is safe from both damage and theft. Some items of tack, especially saddles, are quite delicate, so it is important to store them correctly to make sure that they last you a long time.
In order to keep your horse tack safe from damage, you should make sure you store them correctly. Bridles should be hung on a hook by the top of the headpiece, with the reins hung over the hook as well, to avoid them dragging on the floor and getting stood on or tangled. Saddles should be kept on a good quality saddle rack, to prevent the tree from warping or getting damaged. The best kinds of saddle rack are contoured to fit the gullet of the saddle, so as not to put unwanted pressure on the tree.
In order to keep your horse tack safe, you should take all necessary precautions to prevent theft. It is imperative that your tack room gets locked up at night and any time that it is not in use. Your padlock should be the heavy, industrial strength kind. If you share your tack room with others, limit the amount of keys that get cut and given out, so that they don’t fall into the wrong hands. If you don’t know the people with whom you share your tack room very well, it may be wise to err on the side of caution and get a locker in which you can keep your tack. That way, only you have access so you know it is completely safe. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your horse tack. So, be sure than you do what is necessary to keep your tack safe.