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post #1 of 5 Old 05-24-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question Is it okay to use a garbage bag to store you harness?

Hi all-
i went to go dig up my harness for my two miniature horses. Well, it was very dirty, and dusty from being stored through the winter.
I also have realized some holes in the fleecy fabric on the chest pad ( i don't know what to call it, like the part your horse pulls on??)
Anyway, i'm going to clean it good and get the holes fixed, but the thing is, i don't have a harness bag to store it in, and i know that it will just get dusty and dirty without even being used. But right now i'd rather not spend the money on a harness bag. Is it okay to use a garbage bag for a little while??
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-24-2011, 01:40 PM
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Garbage bags retain moisture, so if you don't want your tack mildewing, I certainly wouldn't be using one.

Any cloth bag should work well; it doesn't have to specifically be a bag designed for tack.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-24-2011, 02:09 PM
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Next time at walmart get a laundry bag that isn't mesh but made of cloth... or if you hang it up in the tack room cover it with an old bedsheet
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-24-2011, 03:47 PM
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If you are even the least bit handy with a sewing machine, an old bed sheet can be made into a decent bag - I had my wife make several for me for different tack.

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