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Tack Trunk Size

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  • Tack Trunk Size

    I'm buying a tack trunk soon. I don't want to put my saddle in it, but I would like enough space to store all of my other show things. What is the best size for what I want?? I'm lost!
    "Many are riders; many are craftsmen; but few are artists on horseback."
    ~George Morris

  • #2
    all I can say that that you should get one that is a light wood. My father built one for me and he insisted on making it "big and fancy" and by fancy he meant solid oak! I couldn't take it to shows with me because I had to literally empty it out to put it in the trailer, then refill it because it was so heavy and big. My BO let me have it in the tack room, but they would comment on how big it was all the time. UGH non horsey fathers who wont listen! His heart was in the right place though....
    I WAS a proud member of the *I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday* clique..but now I am 30!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • #3
      Mine is 39"w x 22"d x 29"h and I love that it fits a ton of stuff, but it is **really** heavy when it's full. In retrospect, I should have gotten one that was a little smaller. It is a little embarassing that I have managed to fill that thing up (and then some -- his winter blankets are in a separate container in the hay loft)!
      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson


      • #4
        My dad made me a beautiful trunk out of 3/8 inch stainable grade plywood with baseboard as molding, over 20 years ago and it still looks beautiful. I can't recall the exact dimensions, but it is only about 24" wide and I can lift it loaded by myself. I can post the exact dimensions and pics if you like.

        Definitely get a wood trunk, you can sand it down and restain it for very little money and it will look brand new. Also, invest in a nice trunk cover. Smartpak does custom size covers for about $90.


        • #5
          Get together everything that you want to put in the trunk. See how much space it takes up. Then you will know what size trunk to get.