Rio is still doing great, but I’m not riding him yet, which leaves plenty of time to do other stuff at the barn while I spoil him with extra grazing time. We are moving to a new barn on Monday so I decided it was a good time to clean out the tack trunk. (My trainer is moving her whole program, so I’m not changing programs, just facilities).
My sweet hubby built this trunk for me 2 Christmases ago. It is huge and so so nice. #bestpresentever. Step 1 involved emptying the whole thing out so I could clean out the dust.
Once emptied, I went through everything to clean it all and decide what didn’t need to be in there- trunk space is muy precious after all 😂. A few things got nixed, and some got re-positioned into lower, less accessible spaces in the trunk.
Bottom right compartment is the hardest to get to, so it holds the items I don’t need as often. It has all my extra bits, show boots (leather, for eq), fuji boot covers for muddy shows, a Kingsland waterproof rain coat, extension cords, numbers, braiding supplies, de-wormer, measuring tape for setting jumps, and extra halters.
The left compartment hides under the removable tray so its a bit easier to access. I hold my polos, back on track quick wraps and hock boots, a bucket with liniment, sponges, and bathing supplies, gallon of fly spray, clippers with oil and cleaner, CWD cleaning kit, and his show halter.
All loaded back up! Top right contains medical supplies, boots, grooming tote, a plethora of grooming sprays, fly spray, and helmet. The tray on the left has treats, tack cleaners, baby wipes (for me and to clean Rio’s face and eyes), dry erase markers, pens, chapstick, sunglasses, Bobby pins, a million hairnets, small can of hair spray and dry shampoo, antibacterial, mints…. you know- the absolute essentials!
The lid has these amazing nets that hold my gloves,spurs, and whips. The mirror says bungeed when not in use, otherwise it’s super convenient and I love it.
I feel oh-so accomplished. If only I could make room for my hoof packing stuff, poultice, and my millions of saddle pads…
Moral of the story…one can never have a big enough trunk!!! If anyone wants to magic my trunk like Hermione’s bag in the last 2 Harry Potter books, I’d be forever in your debt.