Handmade Saddle Stand
Build Your Own Saddle Stand For Less Than $20
As a horse owner/breeder, I know that raising horses is not a cheap hobby or business at all! So, a horse owner needs to save money anywhere possible. A horse saddle can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Storing an expensive saddle on the ground is not an option if you want to maintain your saddle properly. And saddle stands can cost from $50 and up. You can save money by building your own saddle stand from reclaimed wood pallets. I have built numerous saddle stands and I can assure you that my stands are built to last! By using reclaimed pallet wood my cost to build a very solid stand is less than $20, probably less than $5 but I want to keep it realistic.
Types of Saddle Stands/Racks
DIY Stained Saddle Stand
Basic DIY Saddle Stand Guide
I cannot begin to tell you how easy it is to build your own saddle stand. I am not an expert wood worker by any standard! I have very basic construction/wood working skills. I can build a saddle stand from scratch in 2-3 hours. A little longer if I stain the stand.
DIY Saddle Stand Guide
- find a couple of discarded wooden pallets (not hard at all - just drive around your hometown for about 5 minutes and you will come across more than you could imagine)
- Use a cut saw or circular saw to cut (18) 32" boards - (4) 19" boards - (2) 32" 2X4's
- Find a large wooden spool if possible and cut the round ends in half
- Use a nail gun or screws to assemble as shown in photos
- Use a large metal screw in hook for hanging tack (see photos)
- You can stain your stand (optional)
You will see for yourself that your handmade saddle stand is just as good and probably better than any store bought stand!
Three Ways to Dismantle Pallets
Unfinished DIY Saddle Stand
Unfinished DIY Saddle Stand Side View
Saddle Stand - Tack Hook
DIY Barrel Type Saddle Stand
DIY Barrel Saddle Stand End View
DIY Barrel Stand - Tack Hanging Hook
DIY Barrel Saddle Stand - Unfinished
Stained Saddle Stand - Tack Hook
DIY Saddle Stand - Comments
Michelle White Hart on May 04, 2020:
The barrel stand is exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you! Scott, would you share the materials needed to make the barrel shaped saddle stand? I am not so savvy at constructing and I'm already having trouble deconstructing how this is put together. Thank you so much for sharing all of this!
TMHughes from Asheville, NC on September 21, 2012:
Another great hub! Love the use of pallets, I will be making one of these too!
Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on June 19, 2012:
That's pretty cool. I like it!