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post #1 of 11 Old 02-18-2013, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Horses are expensive, so I was wondering if there were any things you could make instead of buy. I am intirested in making things like crops, halters, lead ropes, and so on. If you have any links or ideas, please tell me.
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-18-2013, 01:38 PM
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I have a book somewhere that is instructions for making macrme halters, leads, bridles, breastplates etc, if I can find it I'll post the IBSN.
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-18-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have a book somewhere that is instructions for making macrme halters, leads, bridles, breastplates etc, if I can find it I'll post the IBSN.
Ok thanks!
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-18-2013, 02:24 PM
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Macreme Horse tack by Carol Peterson, contact info Carol's Custom Macrame, box 125, Riverside, WA 98849 no ISBN no was published in 81 so may or may not be still active
I also have
Make Your Own Horse Clothing by Jean Perry ISBN 0-85131-383-3
Make Your Own Horse Equipment by Jean Perry ISBN 085131.393.0
I am aging myself with this, but these were all purchased preinternet when there was a great book club that specialised in horse books.
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My crop is a stick off of the nearest oak tree.
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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is today.
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-18-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Macreme Horse tack by Carol Peterson, contact info Carol's Custom Macrame, box 125, Riverside, WA 98849 no ISBN no was published in 81 so may or may not be still active
I also have
Make Your Own Horse Clothing by Jean Perry ISBN 0-85131-383-3
Make Your Own Horse Equipment by Jean Perry ISBN 085131.393.0
I am aging myself with this, but these were all purchased preinternet when there was a great book club that specialised in horse books.
Thank You!!!
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-18-2013, 07:30 PM
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Rope halters are easy. I don't even bother with the fiador knot because I whip them up at matches when anyone wants one.

With a rivet press (very small, quite inexpensive) and some strap goods, you can make breast collars, reins, bridles, cavessons, etc.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-19-2013, 05:10 PM
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My lunge whip came from a willow bush of which I have plenty. When it starts to dry out I get a new one. Tangosgirl, it's pretty hard to make stuff any cheaper than what you buy it for as the makers buy in bulk and get it for less than half of what you will pay. When you make your own you do have the option of customizing it.
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-19-2013, 05:23 PM
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I make my own halters, leads, bridles, and soon to try breastplates and mohair cinches. I use yacht rope for halters and bridles, and braided para cord for the rest.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-19-2013, 05:29 PM
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I've heard of people making their own leads from yacht rope. A while back someone posted a link with instructions on how to splice it back on itself that looked quite involved. I figured I'd leave it to the professionals
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