What are some other uses for quilts?
I have, over the years, collected an assortment of quilts - some match, most don’t, some are new, some are as old as the hills. But I always hang onto them - just in case I come up with some great use for them. Here are some quilt uses that I have come up with. I feel certain that you guys have many more. And don't be afraid to use scissors!
- Extra padding for tack that rubs. In a pinch, you can use a bit of quilt or no-bow bandage around a crown piece, a grazing muzzle, or anything else that can rub your horse.
Wrap up what rubs your horse and see if that helps!
- Boot liners for you. I have a pair of super wonderful boots that don’t fit perfectly, but a bit of strategically cut no-bow under my socks does the trick. This is also a bit warmer in the winter.
- Wrapping delicate things for travel. Horse stuff can be expensive - protect it! Instead of tossing your helmet in the tailer for a show, wrap in a quilt inside a re-purposed grocery sack for safe travels.
- Blanket rub deflector. For the neck dents and wither rubs, use a quilt or no-bow to protect your horse. The blanket holds the quilt in place.
You don't have to sew this in - the blanket will keep the quilt nice and snug.
- Soft and squishy first aid bandage. For those weird to bandage areas, using a quilt over a knee or hock gives your horse some added room. You might need to take some scissors to the quilt.
- Pet beds. Quilts often act as barn dog or barn cat magnets.
- Also good to wrap around your ankles or knees when you are breaking in a new pair of boots. Nothing beats a custom fit anti-blister quilt.
What other uses do you have for your horse’s leg wraps?