5 Tips for Horse Trailer Organization During the Show Season
The show season is well underway and, if you are like me, your once-organized horse trailer has turned into a not-so-organized disaster! Lets face it, there’s not much time between classes to neatly put clothing, tack and other horsey gear back into their prospective places. But following these five simple tips will help you keep your trailer neat and organized all season long.
TIP 1: Make sure your truck and trailer are in good repair
Inspect floorboards, check that lights and brakes are working properly, and examine tires for wear-and-tear and correct air pressure. This maintenance will not only prevent mishaps while on the road, but will ensure that your trailer is in good repair at all times.
TIP 2: Utilize all the space in your trailer
Today, most trailers are equipped with dressing rooms and tack storage areas. These areas make storing clothing and horse items much easier. I have found that using clear, plastic totes for items such as bandages, leg wraps and blankets make storing them and finding them easier. Storage totes are stackable, can be labeled for easy identification and often fit into small, otherwise wasted spaces. Plastic multi-drawer organizers are also convenient for personal items. They fit neatly in a corner and can be used for a variety of things such as bug repellant, first aid kits and small items that often get lost such as bobby and safety pins. For horse items, grooming totes make spray bottles and brushes easy to reach and carry. These useful, plastic totes save valuable time and can be used when you warm up or put those final touches on a show horse.