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post #1 of 7 Old 07-11-2010, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Reused leather belts!

I had several old leather belts that had been lying around in the goodwill pile for literally months! I thought they were really cool though and so I saved them. I'm happy I did, because I was able to 'recycle' them!

This one is a stirrup keeper:



This next one is a handle thing on the front of my english saddle. :) I can use it to attach the end of my mecate lead rope to.



Slobber straps. The one on the left is from a pair I bought. The two on the right are the ones I made. Saved myself $15!



With the scraps I made bracelets.


If someone were really ambitious and wanted to take the time to stitch and add buckles etc., you could probably make a bridle or halter and maybe even hobbles...

That's it... Feel free to comment and post any other Ideas you have!!

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-11-2010, 07:07 AM
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Great idea!


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post #3 of 7 Old 07-11-2010, 10:00 AM
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Wow,

Those are some great ideas



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post #4 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 09:40 PM
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love, Love, LOVE the bracelets! I'm getting a custom horsehair bracelet made from Jerry's hair, and I'm so in to the idea of equestrian bracelets right now. lol.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 09:42 PM
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The bracelets are awesome!!! I really love the one with the buckle!
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 10:04 PM
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Thats great! I love to recycle stuff so this is a great idea.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-15-2010, 06:57 PM
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A stirrup keeper! Brilliant! I was about to buy one, but now I'll try to use a belt!
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