Wasn't sure where to put this...
Has anyone here made items or supplies for their horses or barns?
I’m all for buying a needed item that can’t easily or safely be made, but in the interests of up-cycling or saving money to spend elsewhere on an item I cannot make, I like to use what I have.
If something costs say $100 and I can make it for $10, then I would rather make it and spend the $90 difference to get a nicer pair of riding boots, a nicer horse blankets, higher quality bit…. Or whatever.
It can be any horse related item or supply…. Feeders, hay racks, feed storage bins, saddle racks, bridle hangers, blankets, saddle pads, tack, leg wraps, tail bags, …..anything.
I’ll go first, I’m working on a crochet saddle pad. I have a new Aussie saddle and I’m not crazy about the pad choices out there for them. Since I have alpacas and yarn, I’m going to experiment with a both a regular stitched pad and a felted pad, like the super expensive merino wool ones.
(Alpaca is nicer anyway…
I’m also making my own saddle racks. $8 of materials will give me two removable wall racks.
Still trying to figure out how to make a slow feeder system for hay and found this site with some great ideas- http://slowfeeding.com/constructions.htm