I know we must have some OCD horse people around here so I figured I'd ask my own OCD question! I have about 12 saddle pads (square, fitted, etc) that I don't have a lot of storage for at the barn (in fact none. The ones I use daily I keep in my truck) I'm hauling my trailer out there later this week and I was trying to think of a way I could store them in there. Here's where the OCD part comes in! My trailer is a little two horse with tack under the manger. As far as I know it doesn't leak, but better safe than sorry right? They don't fit in a tote or else I would do that. Does anyone have any ingenius ideas for storing saddle pads to keep them protected from water, mice, etc?
Store them in clear plastic bags, arranged by their color in proper R-O-Y-G-B-I-V color spectrum order. While you THINK your trailer may not leak, storing colored pads in there unprotected is a dang good way to find out it DOES leak.
When you buy new horse blankets, keep the bags!(they have a fabric back, clear front, zipper, and rope handle)
I use them for everything in my trailer! I keep my trunks show cover in one, show pads, bakers, etc. just anything I keep in the trailer that needs to stay clean and readily available. plus, with the handle, I can just hang them up and out of the way.
plus you will feel very environmentally friendly for not throwing them away.