BARN HACKS. Again. So this is Part Five of the barn hack series, with no end in sight.
- Raid your kitchen for cornstarch or your bathroom for baby powder. Both powders help chrome legs stay nice and bright for the show ring!
- If you have a horse that likes to “chew” on wood or stall parts, rub a bar of strong soap (like Irish Spring) on the chewed parts to deter more damage.
Soap tastes bad.
- A new pair of riding or paddock boots can be broken in easily by wearing damp socks.
- Keep panty liners in your first aid kit, they are absorbent for cuts and flexible to work around horse joints.
Keep hoses out of the way!
- If you are lucky enough to have a horse vacuum at the barn for grooming, be sure to hang the nozzle and hose from a hook to keep it away from horse legs.
- Use a wheelbarrow to move hay when you are at shows!
- You can use a simple stall chain to hang a blanket or cooler from. Handy at shows! This is also good for hanging saddle pads to air out.
- Use a brush attachment (instead of a flat head or phillips head) to your screw gun to deep clean buckets, feeders, troughs, trailers, stall walls, you name it.
- Use some vaseline to soften chestnuts and ergots if they have reached prehistoric size.
- Turn any bulb into a socket with this handy attachment from the hardware store - great for shows!
What’s your best barn hack?
To view the previous barn hack lists: