And the barn hacks continue....

 

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! 

 

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  • 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.  

 

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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. 

 

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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!  

 

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  • 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. 

 

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  • 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!  

 

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What’s your best barn hack? 

 

To view the previous barn hack lists:

PART ONE    

PART TWO   

PART THREE   

PART FOUR   

PART SIX 

PART SEVEN - DOLLAR STORE EDITION 

PART EIGHT - WINTER EDITION