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  • Homemade hoof pick with scrap metal
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    02-13-2012, 09:04 PM
  #51
Yearling
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Breaking cart I made one time when I was real bored. It's an old Volkswagen front end and has 31 15.5 15 tires. The seat doesn't look that stupid, it's just not locked down in the bottom picture.

It was made before I had a tube bender, I'd probly make it different now
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    02-14-2012, 08:27 AM
  #52
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
No it's small braided polypropylene. Just like the halter and lead rope, just real small diameter.

I just have a cheap Harbor Freight flux core wire welder. It's about the weakest welder you can get. But I've used it on my stands and when a horse has a fit on it, the shoes bend but the welds haven't broke yet.
Good to know, thanks! I'm just looking to make things for the garden like a trellis, some tack hangers for the barns, clock frame... knicknack type stuff. I have friend with a forge who does amazing stuff with scrap metal, but I just don't see myself going that big with my set up. Not to mention he's the size of an ox and can hammer all day long.
Me? ... ping....ping...ping, ok I'm done.
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    02-14-2012, 09:49 AM
  #53
Weanling
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    02-14-2012, 10:19 AM
  #54
Started
Anyone know how to make like a hoof stand for the front and back legs...

I am tired of holding the legs up when working onthe hooves... and yes I would like to be alittle lazy if I can be lol
     
    02-15-2012, 12:30 AM
  #55
Yearling
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Originally Posted by EquestrianCowgirl4    
You are amazing!!! Haha how do you think of this stuff?
Aww I'm not very smart. I just use that stuff all the time, so I think of efficient ways to make things. If I can't find something at the store or it's overpriced, I just make it. Hillbillies are creative.

Another handy tip....

I forgot I use this but this is the setup I usually carry with me:
I make a special hoof pick that's made with a flat handle so it screws on to the wooden handle of my wire brush. On the back side. Basically a wire brush with a hoof pick screwed on. That way I can pick a hoof out, then flip it and brush the rest of the dirt out. Works real good and when you wire brush that dirt, sand, and rocks out, yer hoof knives and nippers last a lot longer.

I'm all about efficiency. I even traded my short dog for a Great Dane, so I wouldn't have to bend over so far to pet it. Took 1.8 seconds off of every pet. Heehee
     
    02-15-2012, 08:44 AM
  #56
Foal
Awesome! I've made my own halters before, too, but the directions I used that I found online weren't all that great. The directions were for a Clinton Anderson type halter and I can tie any knot you throw at me. Plus, I'm not about to spend the big bucks on a halter that says "CA" on it. :roll: I'm loving yours, for sure.
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Some halters I made this weekend. Buy the rope and make em for half-price and they fit better than the store-bought ones. I probably make about half of my riding and shoeing gear. Shoeing boxes, stands, reins, headstalls, saddle strings, hoof picks, tools, martingales, rowels, whatever. Anybody can do it
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    02-15-2012, 08:49 AM
  #57
Foal
I've made halters, lead ropes, training aides, chainmaille rhythm necklaces, etc.

To the OP, I think a crocheted blanket cover is a great idea! I think it would wear out too fast unless its felted, though. Since you mentioned it, you got me thinking about knitting and felting one for myself. I would use at least 2 strands of bulky yarn knitted together.
     
    02-15-2012, 02:03 PM
  #58
Yearling
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Originally Posted by amazincaucasian    

Another handy tip....

I forgot I use this but this is the setup I usually carry with me:
I make a special hoof pick that's made with a flat handle so it screws on to the wooden handle of my wire brush. On the back side. Basically a wire brush with a hoof pick screwed on. That way I can pick a hoof out, then flip it and brush the rest of the dirt out. Works real good and when you wire brush that dirt, sand, and rocks out, yer hoof knives and nippers last a lot longer.


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    02-15-2012, 03:56 PM
  #59
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How clever! And something I think I could actually make too.
Going to go dig up the power tools now...... < insert Tim the Tool Man gorilla grunts here...>
     
    02-15-2012, 06:17 PM
  #60
Weanling
Does anyoned know how to make herble remedies?
People have told me that they work, just wondering...
Thanks :)
     

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