so my wife wanted something decent to rack her saddle on and challenged me to make something for as little money as possible. this design requires one 12x8 or 12x10 one inch thickness board, and three 3x8 one inch boards plus some screws, a robe hook, a saw, even a hand saw, drill and bits and optionally some stain/varnish

Step 1: decisions about design

look at this frame- decide if you want a shelf below the center support, if you do then buy a 10 foot board, if you want it exactly like mine, get the 8 footer. you can salvage the wood for the top from pallets as i did or buy the three  3 inch boards. the shelf is a later addition and has proven good for holding brushes and the center support works great to rack the common green tool trays  we all have around the barn.
My daughter is a seasonal rider at a nearby stable. When she is riding (fall and spring) we leave her saddle on an upside down Rubbermaid bin in the back of the SUV. When she is not riding I mounted a 5-gallon bucket on the garage wall and keep the saddle off the ground like that. Bridle, girth, brushes, and picks go inside the bucket. Blankets go on top of the saddle. I'm not sure my bucket on the wall would work for a heavy western saddle, but it is great for English. For about $10 I have two racks.
i like that idea! ideal for an English rider. a western saddle would break it though.
thank you great idea
Nice. <br> <br>The only thing I thought of adding was a shelf under the center support. Then I saw you already mentioned that. <br> <br>Happy trails!
This is great! Nice work.

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