Put baby powder onto your horses white patches to make them stand out even more. For a longer lasting effect, run some hair gel through the hair first to make the powder stick.
Watch Tack in Your Dish Washer
Non-leather tack only can be washed int he top drawing of the dish washer. This is a great, easy way to clean things like bits.
Make Your Horses Photogenic
Want your horse to lift his ears up for a photograph? Find a video of horses neighing and that will grab his attention and get him to prick his ears.
Use Listerine to Clean Your Bits
Clean a gunky bit by spraying it with some Listerine and using a toothbrush to give it a scrub.
Fix A Squeak With Vaseline
If your tack is squeaking, find out what’s rubbing and wipe on a little bit of vaseline.
Using Old Baling Twine as a Rag
If you’ve run out of scrubbers, a handful of baling twine will help you clean up. There are hundreds of uses around the barn for baling twine.
Use Vodka to keep your help nice
Create a mixture of half water, half vodka and spray it into your helmet after a ride. The alcohol will kill the bacteria and stop the smell.
Soften Your Bell Boots With Warm Water
This will make them much easier to pull on and off your horse’s feet.
Looking for other equestrian tips? Read our list of 16 Tips Every Equestrian Should Know.
Designing With Steel
Steel is an underutilised and overlooked design material, particularly when it comes to building homes. It’s humble, it’s simple but it’s also strong and attractive.
The Underrated Material
One of the most compelling reasons to work with steel when designing a house is its physical properties. It’s resistant to termites, can’t be water damaged and doesn’t become misshapen with heat. We also galvanise our steel, which means it’s completely resistant to rust.
Steel is also stronger than wood, completely recyclable and it’s resistant to fires. Steel framed homes make sense.
Steel is traditionally used for strong, simple structures that last a long time and do their job well. But it can also be used for complex buildings, which has pushed the form to new heights. It revolutionised architecture when it enables the building of high-rises, but it also has a place for smaller homes.
The building above is a bed and breakfast in Mt Buffalo. The simplicity and humility of the building suits the environment perfectly.
Steel can be combined with other materials, as seen in this home with wooden cladding.
It can also be pared-back to a low-insulation building to encourage a greenhouse warmth that allows plants and vegetables to flourish inside.
If you’re looking to create a unique home, with a memorable but humble personality, a habitable steel frame is the right decision for you.