Stolen tack spinoff: How do you secure your saddle?
I have a new saddle that I keep in my boarding barn's unlocked tack room, and it sits on a tubular metal rack like this one.
The recent threads on stolen tack have me thinking about the vulnerability of my saddle, and I'm considering taking it home nightly, unless someone here knows of a locking mechanism, that would prevent (or seriously deter by means of inconvenience) theft.
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Yes, there are locking saddle racks. Do a Google search.
I believe that a bar comes up and over the top of the saddle that then can be locked on the other side with a padlock.
Or you could just put a bicycle lock around the saddle. Thieves are opportunists. They will take the tack they can grab easily; they are not going to spend time trying to open a padlock to get at a secured saddle.
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I keep my cheaper saddle that I ride in more often in the (unlocked) barn tack room, but my newer more expensive one locked in the dressing room of my trailer. I only ride in it once or twice a week, and the barn tack room seems to leave tack dusty, so it stays cleaner anyway.