Barn Hacks - Part 4!!  

These drops of wisdom need no introduction.  

 

Use bailing twine as a saw to cut through other bailing twine if you don’t have a knife handy.  Hang onto each end of the V shaped piece and quickly saw back and forth.  Tah-Dah!  

 

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Use a loofa glove for deep cleaning tack.  This is great for nubby reins that accumulate a lot of goo and the rough side of billets.  Be careful if your tack is super smooth, you may scratch it.  

 

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Also good for the wash rack for dirty ponies. 

 

Get creative and hang a pallet on the wall.  Easy shelf, or you can use one to contain rakes, forks, long handled stuff.

 

Use polo wraps as half chaps if you forget yours.  Or you just can’t find your half chaps in the trunk/secondary barn storage of your car. 

 

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This beats having blisters.  

 

If you forget your gloves (they are out partying with your half chaps) use some vet wrap around your ring and middle fingers.  Please use the most awesome color you can. 

 

Save the desiccant packs from your supplements to store with your rarely used tack.  This will help keep mold and mildew away. 

 

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So many uses for the stuff that comes with supplements. 

 

If your horse was abducted by aliens and dropped into a burr and wind knot machine, use some M-T-G to loosen and condition the hair so you can get those burrs out and the knots removed. 

 

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You can also use No. 1 Light Oil if you have that. 

 

If your horse gets rubs on his fetlocks from laying down, get a thick pair of bell boots and put them on upside down for protection. 

 

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Use horse undies to help train a mane to lay to one side.  Horse undies are also good after a bath if your horse likes to roll while wet.  Let him!  Take them off after a good roll so he’s able to dry. 

 

If you get nice and sweaty under your helmet, consider wearing a bandana to help keep your hair smooth and your helmet not so….icky….for lack of a better word! 

 

 

If you missed the previous posts (WHAT?), you can find them here:

PART ONE    

PART TWO   

PART THREE   

PART FIVE    

PART SIX 

PART SEVEN - DOLLAR STORE EDITION 

PART EIGHT - WINTER EDITION

 

 

What other awesome barn hacks do you have?