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post #1 of 12 Old 04-15-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Creative Keepsakes Anyone?!

I still have the halter my horse came in when I bought him, it's old and kind of raggedy and he has a billion new ones, but I just can't seem to part with this one. I feel like since he's my first horse, I should keep it, but I'd like to do something creative with it and not just have a random halter lying around.

Does anyone have any creative ideas on what to do with it? Or should I just throw it away?
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-15-2012, 07:20 PM
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I would make a name plate for his stall and maybe sew a piece of it on there? Or make a necklace out of it. Or possibly sew a piece of it on your favorite saddle pad? You don't have to throw it away, I think it's cool that you still have it ^^
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I kind of did the opposite thing.

My horse has never been in a halter or bridle that fit him. It was a metaphor in my eyes of how he just didn't fit the mold of a regular horse. He had a rough past and he was very often misunderstood. So when I got his halter, I left it at the old barn so it can collect dust and be forgotten. It was a horse sized bronc halter, etched with his name. Sure it was pretty but it wasn't him. Just like his past wasn't him.. he's a completely different horse now :)

It all depends. I personally wouldn't keep it but I suppose you could always clean it up and cover it with ribbon so it looks nice or get the nose band replaced with leather and make one of those partially leather, partially nylon ones.




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I still have the halter my horse came in when I bought him, it's old and kind of raggedy and he has a billion new ones, but I just can't seem to part with this one. I feel like since he's my first horse, I should keep it, but I'd like to do something creative with it and not just have a random halter lying around.

Does anyone have any creative ideas on what to do with it? Or should I just throw it away?

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I would make a name plate for his stall and maybe sew a piece of it on there? Or make a necklace out of it. Or possibly sew a piece of it on your favorite saddle pad? You don't have to throw it away, I think it's cool that you still have it ^^
We don't have stalls at the barn I board at. Haha, but that would be a good idea!
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I kind of did the opposite thing.

My horse has never been in a halter or bridle that fit him. It was a metaphor in my eyes of how he just didn't fit the mold of a regular horse. He had a rough past and he was very often misunderstood. So when I got his halter, I left it at the old barn so it can collect dust and be forgotten. It was a horse sized bronc halter, etched with his name. Sure it was pretty but it wasn't him. Just like his past wasn't him.. he's a completely different horse now :)

It all depends. I personally wouldn't keep it but I suppose you could always clean it up and cover it with ribbon so it looks nice or get the nose band replaced with leather and make one of those partially leather, partially nylon ones.
That's interesting! Well, I don't want to use it on him, I just want to keep it as a memory of me getting him. I suppose I could take part of it and make it into a keychain or something. Hm..
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-15-2012, 09:34 PM
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Get a nameplate and put his name on it, or maybe a quote or the date you got him, attatch it to a piece of the halter & cut it so it is as small as you can get it, then attach it to a keychain :) You could also get it embroidered.
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Get a nameplate and put his name on it, or maybe a quote or the date you got him, attatch it to a piece of the halter & cut it so it is as small as you can get it, then attach it to a keychain :) You could also get it embroidered.
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You could frame it with a really good photo of him.

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I like the last idea. But use the halter pieces as the frame. Or glue them onto a ready-made frame, with a picture of him. Or use pieces of it on your school backpack, or as a purse strap. Sew pieces across the back pockets of your favorite barn jeans. Make a bracelet of a piece with a buckle, or a belt made of the buckle and pieces. I think it's really sweet you want to hold onto it as a keepsake.
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I like the last idea. But use the halter pieces as the frame. Or glue them onto a ready-made frame, with a picture of him. Or use pieces of it on your school backpack, or as a purse strap. Sew pieces across the back pockets of your favorite barn jeans. Make a bracelet of a piece with a buckle, or a belt made of the buckle and pieces. I think it's really sweet you want to hold onto it as a keepsake.
I really like the idea to frame a picture of him and put the pieces of his halter around the frame, I think I might do that! :)
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