I have a small storage shed attached to my house. My saddle and bridle are currently sitting in the middle of my living room and I would like to put them in a more permanent place in the shed. Its very solid but not insulated... does tack storage need to be insulated? I feel silly asking this but I don't want my tack damaged by storing it improperly.
Well- Just make sure your shed is rodent proof or figure a way to store your tack so rats, etc. can't get to it. It is surprising how much damage a rat can do in just one night.
If you have to store tack in a shed, at least get a sturdy tack trunk. Hangling your saddle on one of these metal saddle racks that mount directly to the wall can work - if your walls are not rough and climbable, and you put the rack high enough that the rats can't jump up to reach the saddle. At the very least get a sturdy canvas saddle bag for your saddle.
Rats LOVE leather! They also like fleece - real and fake- to line their little nests.
Thanks for the input. I think I will have enough space to get a saddle rack and attach it to the wall. I've lived here for 5 years and go into the shed at least 1x month and have yet to see a rat (yikes!). I will however, keep eyes open for them. I will still use my tack about 1x a week, so I will be able to monitor any rodent happenings.