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post #11 of 41 Old 04-29-2011, 12:21 PM
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I went to our local Dollar Tree store & got feed & wash buckets, sweat/water scraper (squige (sp?) ), awesome soft sponges, brush, comb, & tiny rubber bands.....all $1 each!!!! So rockin! Love finding good deals & saving money!
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post #12 of 41 Old 04-29-2011, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by trynottofall View Post
I also plan on using the old braces rubber bands I have to braid his mane.
Funny you mention this, I was just thinking about doing this today!
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post #13 of 41 Old 04-30-2011, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sullylvr View Post
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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It's not even a shop that sells it cheap, it's just pure luck we found it at thrift shops. My friend goes regularly and just keeps her eye out.
<3 bargain hunting :)
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post #14 of 41 Old 04-30-2011, 06:06 AM
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Sullylvr- You.Do.Not.Want.Braces!!! They hurt so darn much! lol !!

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post #15 of 41 Old 04-30-2011, 06:17 AM
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Well when I used to have tack... I hung my stuff in the old run down barn til cats and birds decided it was a bathroom! Then I started to just shove all of it in my truck. The trunk was my tack room! What a stinky mess but it was kept clean and dry!

I also used cheap plastic containers for the small stuff. I've been to real nice barns where they even had heated bathrooms built in! What the heck. What I want to know is those that didn't have that luxury, and you were alone,, what did you do when you had to pee real bad? TMI! I know but its so funny! I went in a old old shed used for a lean to. Now, shhh! Don't tell! Lol!
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post #16 of 41 Old 04-30-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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pintotess- hahah i had them along time ago and dont really remember them... i guess thats a good thing LOL!
jyuukai- OH MAN i totally remember using green apple dawn shampoo before my trainer supplied shampoo! its the best and leaves their coat so soft!
mbender- some people have the most luxurious barns (and i cant say im not a teensey jealous) but some are just redonkulous!

bargain hunting is the best!!

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post #17 of 41 Old 05-01-2011, 04:38 PM
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i always thought dish soap was a great shampoo! i heard once that it is less harsh on their coats and skin than even human shampoo. who knows if that is true or not....
last year i was using a deck box from Target as my tack trunk. big enough even for a saddle and gear, and a spot to lock it if needed.
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post #18 of 41 Old 05-01-2011, 05:44 PM
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This is pretty much my tack box. I love it and it has a handy pull out compartment at the top I use to put treats and miscellaneous junk in.

I tried my rubber band idea out on him today and only the big kinds work....good because I can get a TON of them. Just thought if you all wanted to know that's the size that works.

All you luckies that can bargain hunt...I would probably die of stress. :p

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post #19 of 41 Old 05-03-2011, 03:54 PM
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I was the queen of 'ghetto riding' My "show" boots were not riding boots at all, but dressy tall black boots that only went up about 3/4 way up calf that parents bought at clearnce section of Kohl's. My shirt was just a polo shirt and I had to borrow my friends breeches for shows that were a size too big. My helmet was a bicycle helmet. That was for my shows. During practice when I did finally buy my first horse I couldn't afford a martingale which my horse needed so I made my own with braided bailing twine. I couldn't afford a tack trunk to hold all my stuff so used a bubbermaid bin, and didn't ahve money to buy a tack box so used a container that got at the dollar store.

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post #20 of 41 Old 05-05-2011, 07:58 AM
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i get a lot of my "barn clothes" at goodwill and such :) im an expensive jeans junkie so its nice to get 7$ jeans to yuck up at the barn, i have also found 3 or 4 pairs of breeches :)
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