As the new year begins, everyone is taking stock of their gear and setting goals for the months ahead. One essential but often overlooked aspect of owning a horse is maintaining and organising your tack room. This year, let’s make it a resolution to give your tack room the fresh start it deserves. We’ve got 5 tips and tricks for revitalising your tack room and introduce you to our favourite cleaning product – the Belvoir Tack Cleaner Mitts – that can make the often-dreaded task of cleaning leather and tack a breeze.
1. Declutter and Clean
Start by taking everything out of your tack room. Wipe down surfaces, sweep the floor, and assess each item for any damage. A clean slate will make the organisation process much easier. Discard or repair any broken or unused items and consider donating things you no longer need.
Donate your second-hand tack and rugs that are in good condition to World Horse Welfare who are always grateful for any donations to help support the horses and ponies in their care.
2. Categorise Your Gear
Group similar items together to make it easier to locate things when you need them. Create designated spaces for different categories such as bridles, saddles, grooming supplies, and riding equipment. Invest in storage solutions like shelves, hooks, and bins to keep everything in its place.
3. Invest in Quality Leather Care Products
Leather Care is essential to maintaining your tack, and while it may not be your favourite task, it’s crucial for the longevity of your saddle, bridle and boots. A time-saving solution like the Belvoir Tack Cleaner Mitts can make a significant difference. These mitts are not only effective in cleaning leather but also convenient and mess-free, making the process much more enjoyable.
4. Streamline Your Cleaning Routine
Traditional leather cleaning methods can be time-consuming and messy. The Belvoir Tack Cleaner Mitts are designed to simplify the process. Slip the mitt onto your hand, and you’re ready to efficiently clean your tack. Belvoir Mitts are infused with high-quality leather cleaner to breakdown and remove any dirt, dust and mold, ensuring your tack stays in top condition with minimal effort.
5. Create a Cleaning Schedule
To prevent your tack room from becoming disorganised again, create a schedule to regularly clean and check your leather for wear and tear. This not only keeps your tack in optimal condition but also saves you time in the long run by addressing issues before they become major problems but most importantly keeps you and your horse safe when out riding.
Taking the time to freshen up and organise your tack room is a small yet impactful step because ‘a clear space equals, a clear mind’ . Here’s to a well-organised tack room and an exciting year ahead!