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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Bandage your own leg.

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

Horse leg bandaging

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

READ MORE: 16 OTHER equestrian tips & tricks

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