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    04-28-2011, 07:29 PM
Talking Shhh! I wont tell if you wont!

So I was thinking today as I want through all of my horsey stuff how many horsey things I have that are completely ghetto-rigged. My best example is my show coat, it is perfect for what I do, plain black, right length, and a flap in the back with some give for jumping. Sounds perfect right? Hehe well my mom bought it for 10$ at a consignment shop, and its DKNY, witch is not horsey at all. Ill post pictures one I find the camera!

So now im curious, how many of yall have wonkey substitutes to save same money in the oh so expensive horse world?
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    04-28-2011, 08:21 PM
My tack box likes to pretend that it is a tack box and not something I picked up at the local lowes for less than $50.

I also plan on using the old braces rubber bands I have to braid his mane.
    04-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Hahahah same with my tack box! Its just a big tupperware with two locks at the front and a handle, soo much cheaper than the ones on dover. Hmm braces bands that's a good idea! If only I still had braces
    04-28-2011, 09:49 PM
Originally Posted by sullylvr    
hahahah same with my tack box! Its just a big tupperware with two locks at the front and a handle, soo much cheaper than the ones on dover. Hmm braces bands that's a good idea! If only I still had braces
Where did you get this tupperware? I've looked and can't seem to find any with locks!
    04-28-2011, 10:02 PM
My medicine/first aid box is a dog dish with a compartment underneath for storing dog food. We put things we need to use daily, like bute if they were taking it, on top and other bandages, etc. underneath.
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    04-28-2011, 10:48 PM
Contico 1320 Deluxe Wheeled Storage Locker
This is the one I have, but I got it quite a while ago haha like 4 or 5 years (it holds up well!) so I can't remember the store I got it at. Its not incredibly priced, but 34$ isint that bad either! But it looks like the shipping is a pain...

Anywayyy heres some pictures of my "show" jacket, you would never even know!
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    04-29-2011, 07:10 AM
We find our hacking jackets at op shops. Some of them actually are Dublin or other horse brands which was a fluke. We also pick up matching tie/vest for each season as well. Sorted with a new look each year for $20 tops.
My riding pants are just tights from Valley Girl, I have one pair or actual jods for comps that don't have holes in them lol.
I have 2 tack boxes, both smallish plastic boxes for $15 and $30 from a bargain shop. The kind with the end handles that fold over and lock the lid on? Yeah. They're really good.
I used to use old towels and bath mats as saddle blankets when I was younger. Now I just have the one which is starting to fall apart. I think it's time for a new one lol
    04-29-2011, 07:15 AM
I haven't actually got anything non horsey but my human hair spray I use for Tess. Braces bands are excellent! Im going to go to the ortho and say "ummm, I need more bands for my braces" !! GREAT IDEA!
    04-29-2011, 12:54 PM
Hehe for real I need to go ask for braces to get some bands!
Amir: aw man I wish we had a shop like that that sells horsey brand stuff for cheap! I'm jealous haha!
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    04-29-2011, 01:21 PM
Vienna Reins - Baling twine + snaps
Tack Trunk - Rubbermaid storage container
Hard Brush - scrub brush from dollar tree (its smaller and it fits my hands better lol)
Shine Spray for mane and tail only - ethnic hair conditioning spray
Shampoo - Green Apple Dawn dish soap

The list could go on for centuries lol. I'm pretty dang cheap, and luckily all of my instructors have been cheap as well! I was taught cheapness with horses at an early age lol

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