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10 Genius Horse Hacks

  1. 1. Use emery board to remove minor stains from suede.

Dirtying anything suede can be a disaster. It’s almost impossible to get a stain out. Picking up an emery board and giving you suede a light rub can help roughen up the fibres and remove the stain.

Emery Board

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2. Use vet wrap to stop blankets slipping.

Prevent blankets from rolling right off their racks. Wrap vet wrap over the rack to give them a bit of extra grip.

Horse blanket rack 2

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3. Use a dustpan to fill water buckets.

Can’t fit your bucket into the sink? Use a hollow-handled dustpan to funnel water out of the sink and into the bucket.

Dust pan sink hack

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4. Use tall socks as a tail bag.

Cut off the ends of an old pair of knee-high socks and use them as a makeshift tail bag.

Knee high socks for horse tail

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5. Use pool noodles to keep your boots in shape.

Want to keep your riding boots in line? Cut some pool noodles to size and slip them in.

Pool noodle

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6. Make a DIY bridle rack.

Nail some empty tuna cans to a plank of wood for an extremely simple DIY bridle rack.

To take it up a step and go for a classier look, use old horse shoes screwed into the board.

Bridle rack made from tuna cans

Bridle rack made using horse shoes

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7. Use coloured zip ties to identify your equipment.

If you’re at a show and you don’t want any of your stuff to go missing, attached coloured zip ties to your things so you can quickly identify them.

Coloured zip ties

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8. Use a pool skimmer to remove mess from your horses’ drinking water.

It’s the simplest way to clean up the drinking water. If a pool skimmer is too big, consider using a pet fish net.

Small pet fish net

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9. Line your buckets with garbage bags to prevent spillage.

Instead of pouring water directly into a bucket, line the bucket with a garbage bag. You can then tie the bag close and use a wheelbarrow to transport it without any spills.

Bag in bucket tied up

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10. Bandage your own leg.

Forgot your chaps? No problem, just bandage up your own leg to avoid pinches.

Horse leg bandaging

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BONUS – Use an old halter to suspend a pot plant.

A great little idea that will make you backyard a little more interesting & unique.

Halter used to suspend pot plant

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READ MORE: 16 OTHER equestrian tips & tricks

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