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What do you store your saddle pads in?

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  • What do you store your saddle pads in?

    Yup, like the title says! They dont fit in my Stanley trunk and I don't want to be the obnoxious lower level girl with two trunks haha. So what do you use? I've seen friends who use some sort of square bag- well I guess it's more of a cube lol- for their pads. Any help/ ideas is appreciated thank you!

  • #2
    I just use a standard duffle bag (http://www.luggagepros.com/victorino...argo-bag.shtml) in which I also put a bunch of my other gear - end pocket big enough for helmet, but this is nice: http://www.sstack.com/product/dura-t...i-pad-carrier/

    Another option is to get a multipurpose garment bag and put saddle pads in the bottom half: http://www.foxsdentackshop.com/mod/e...ewProduct=1117
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    • #3
      or purchase a saddle BLANKET (aka western) pad bag.

      For shows, I have a rubbermaid plastic "thingie" which is just big enough for 3 pads - hard to describe, but it is a clear plastic container the shape of an all purpose pad.

      (not that you asked) Also, a western chaps hanging bag is the perfect size to hold your vest and keep it clean.


      • #4
        A shelf in my basement, and I just bring what pad to the barn I want to use that day. Yes, I have that many!


        • #5
          I keep the big plastic bags that winter blankets come in - I can fit at least six saddle pads in them, plus a couple half pads. And, they have handles. Less bulky than putting them in a Rubbermaid container and great for shows. At shows, I stuff it behind my truck when I'm not using it to save space and make the stall front look neater.


          • #6
            For showing I have my saddles in zippered cases so I fold the pads in half and put them on top of the saddles. However, it doesn't work very well with the ecogold pads so I put my XC pad in my trunk and then take it out when I get to the show and put it with my saddle.

            Those Stanley trunks seem big enough until you try and put
            All your stuff in them and then they arent so big, I've been having the problem when I try to put all my show stuff in it recently.


            • #7
              Tall kitchen trash bags. They all get stored in a rubbermaid trunk in my dinky house but I like them being protected. So trash bag it is, I can see which one it is and just pick it up and go. Keeps it clean, dry and if the bag rips I have another one. Plus the dirtiest smellest ones fit right in and I can toss the polos, breeches etc. in too and then put the whole mess (minus bag) into the laundry. I want to get some of the large gift wrap bags or maybe laundry bags that way I can toss it all in the machine but trash works for now.
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              • #8
                A pile on a shelf in the tack room.

                Used to hang them over a shower rod in my old trailer. My new trailer has a nifty little swinging blanket bar that will be home to saddle pads--can't wait to use that sucker!

                Those clear plastic things that horse blankets and comforters come in are cool, and I always think "these will be so handy for horse stuff!" but I have NEVER actually used one. I'm just not that organized.
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                • #9
                  I keep about 3 of them under each saddle on their saddle racks, so that I always have some clean ones available. I store my show quality ones in my trailer.


                  • #10

                    Thinking about this makes me realize that I might have a saddle pad addiction! I have some at home that don't go in heavy rotation, and I keep the rest (some in those blanket bags) in a rubbermaid bin next to my tack cabinet.

                    They used to reside in my cabinet on top of my saddles...until the day that I went to grab a folded poly pad while tacking up. When I shook it, out fell about 6 BABY MICE! They scurried, I JUMPED and SCREAMED, and the barn worker mucking the stall in front of me almost fell down laughing!

                    This made me not care about having an extra bin!
                    No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.
                    -- Winston Churchill


                    • #11
                      My schooling pads get stored on a shelf above my Stanley trunk in the tack room at the barn.

                      For my show pads, I use skirt/pants hangers to hang them from and put recycled dry cleaner bags over the top to keep them clean. They are stored on a hanging rod in my garage. At shows, I either keep them hanging in the tack room of my trailer, or if we have a designated tack room, then I just hang them up in there.

                      I like the idea of using a bag a blanket came out of. I have reused some of the smaller bags that my fly sheets came out of to store my pillow wraps. I also used a nice little plastic bag my brush boots came out of to store the standing wraps.


                      • #12
                        I've been thinking about making my show pads a bag. I have a ton of brocade fabric left from my costuming days. Not exactly barn friendly, but I figure it'll look really snazzy I've been considering making a whole bag set out of the green and gold brocade (I have like 8 yards,) but they aren't my colors, or anywhere near my colors
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                        • #13
                          I use the clear plastic bags that horse blankets, comforter/sheet sets, and dog beds come in, they are clear so you can see what's in there, they have a zipper for easy access, and handles so you can easily carry or hang them. I seperate mine out into show pads, jumping pads, and dressage pads. All but my biggest dressage pads will lie flat in them, so no folding or lumping.


                          • #14
                            The backseat of my truck...
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                            • #15
                              They go in a rubbermaid tub in my trailer tack room.
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                              • #16
                                I'm sitting here thinking to myself "Why does she need a bag for her saddlepads? Why would they even need to fit in her trunk?"

                                And then I realized that for eventing, we all need to truck 3 different pads with us! I switched from hunterland in June, but I'm still learning! Can you tell I haven't competed at my first event yet?

                                Since I switched to an eventing barn my tack trunk has exploded. I don't want/can't afford a whole new trunk, so I'm just going to do what many of the other girls do, and buy a decent size rubbermaid container. I figure that can serve as something smaller to throw my crap in to trailer around, and I'd rather have two of those that I can carry myself, than one huge trunk that I need help moving. This way, faster trailer loading/unloading.

                                Also, I guess you could have three containers, one for dressage gear, one for stadium gear, and one for XC gear? Even three of those would either = 1 large trunk or maybe 1 1/2, so it wouldn't be like you're taking up a lot more room. That, and they can be stacked and moved around to fit in smaller places than a huge trunk! (think shoving them in the tiny crevices found in oddly designed trailers)


                                • Original Poster

                                  Somehow I never thought of the idea of using the bags blankets come in! Love that idea! I dug around and found the ones my heavyweights came in (which are GIGANTIC haha and fit all my saddle pads)! Thank you for that idea! I'll be doing that until I have enough extra money to justify buying a special bag for saddle pads


                                  • #18
                                    These: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/s...008441&N=71237

                                    They're very tough. I have two, one for dressage pads and one for jump pads.
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                                    • #19
                                      Erm, the floor of my bedroom closet. I bring one out a week to use.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Desert Topaz View Post
                                        I've been thinking about making my show pads a bag. I have a ton of brocade fabric left from my costuming days. Not exactly barn friendly, but I figure it'll look really snazzy I've been considering making a whole bag set out of the green and gold brocade (I have like 8 yards,) but they aren't my colors, or anywhere near my colors
                                        Oh, me, me! Those are my barn owner's colors. Of course, I can't sew to save my life.