Get Organized

Get Organized

Well it’s the New Year how
many of you made resolutions?  Probably
most of you did, and besides losing weight, another one on the top of most folks
list (including mine) is to get more organized. 
I started yesterday with yearend paperwork ugh!!! I know why most
resolutions only last a day or two; I hate paperwork to begin with.  Let’s be real, if you can’t eat fattening
food, then who wants to organize a file cabinet?  Organization doesn’t have to be just about paperwork,
or cleaning out that old inbox full of emails, or even cleaning out the bottom
of the closet.  I started yesterday by
taking a break from my filing project and started cleaning out the tack room of
the horse trailer.  Now, that is
something way more fun, plus I wanted to do it.  I love getting out and messing with all my
horse stuff.  I found a wardrobe of dirty
clothes stuffed in there I forgot I even had.  I can honestly say the wife wasn’t nearly as
excited as I was.  I then hauled all the
saddles in to warm up so I can inspect and oil them so I am ready to go when it
warms up and the snow melts.  Needless to
say, if I found a couple pairs of pants along with my favorite trail dog t-shirt there is room for help in the
form of organization.  I’m going to add a
couple of affordable upgrades to help me in my quest.  First, I’m going to start using a tote bag for
all my grooming supplies this will hold all my necessary items that I can carry
along as I prep the string to saddle.  Brushes,combs, fly spray, detangler etc.  Secondly
I’m adding a tack room organizer to the back side of my tack room door, this is
a simple fabric panel full of pockets and zipper compartments where all that
small loose stuff can be stored.  You
know extra first aid items, flex bandage and all that stuff that just rolls
around the floor that you step on and break in the dark.  The larger project that will be finished up by
spring (lord willing) is a two part project. 
First, with a little help from a friend and his welder, a new saddle
rack.  I have an older large stock
trailer and no saddle rack “yet” so each trip the saddles are neatly stacked in
two large piles on the floor against the back wall.  Upon arrival at the trail head I have a never
ending pile of inter connected cinches, strings and who knows what.  The second phase is to integrate in a watertank for the stock.  It seems like more
and more trail heads I visit are lacking water. 
These tanks come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit almost
everyone’s needs.  There is even one now
that doubles as a saddle rack and is designed for a trailer with tack storage
under the mangers.  How about if we all
make a resolution to just ride more?  That
should be an easy one to stick to. 

Andy






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