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    08-19-2011, 04:50 PM
Question Homemade items? Help!

So this whole past week I haven't been able to leave the house. I think I'm going to go insane.

I'm looking for horse-realted items to make, bake, what ever. I'm ridiculously bored and at this point I'll try anything. I can't get out to the barn, so I don't have to many supplies here, besides standard stuff.

So no rope halters, saddle pads, etc.

Or really simple horse treat recipes. Or if you've been wondering if you could make something. Let me know and I'll try for the heck of it.

Anything. Help me out here!
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    08-19-2011, 05:03 PM
A lady at my barn likes to make homemade horse treats and gives them out once in a while to all the boarders. I've even ate one before haha and it wasn't that bad :P

It was like, a cookie with some stuff in the middle. It included like some carrot shreds, crushed peppermints, and some oats or w/e to mix it all together. I'm sure there are some recipes if you search on google :)

Also you could make beads to put in your horses hair, just for the fun of it :p I've heard people use beads not only for decoration, but for rhythm beads. I think it's to help with your timing with posting I'm guessing? Maybe adding a jingle bell on the end would be cute :)

Or if you really are bored and not sure what to make, you could Youtube things to do with your horse..if you have one. When I was really bored in the winter and couldn't go down to the barn a lot, I would Youtube how to teach my horse how to bow, how to french braid the tail (which I learned from Youtube ), how to button braid.

There are a lot of things to do if you get really bored, it all just matters what you're interested in.
    08-19-2011, 05:05 PM
And ALSO lol, if you're feeling really crafty, maybe you could make some jump standard LOL! I need to make some of them since when one of our borders left, she took some of them, so I'm lacking haha :(
    08-19-2011, 05:51 PM
Mhmm. Most of the recipes I've read include things that are not in your kitchen usually. My treats would have to last until Sunday.

I can't go out to see Poco so I can't do anything with a horse, lol.

How do you make a standard?

I just figured out that I have...

Pencils, markers, glue, etc., all kinds of funky wrapping paper, cardboard, ribbon, maybe a small amount of rope(Not enough to really make anything big)...And I'll keep looking.
    08-19-2011, 06:04 PM
Well you could still make the beads, and next time you see your horse is when you can put them on him.

And a jump standard, is usually just real simple..
Building Jump Standards - HorseChannel.com

And why don't you try getting into drawing horses? Who knows, maybe you'll have a talent and could become a big horse drawer here on HF
    08-19-2011, 08:20 PM
Green Broke
Maybe a really cool stall sign?
    08-19-2011, 10:59 PM
Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald    
Maybe a really cool stall sign?
That would be a cool idea! Most of the borders at my barn have stall signs with their horses name, and they have a painting of their horse. Cowboy's stall sign is a horse in the sunset, with Cowboy written over it, and the C is a horse shoe :) It's so cute and original
    08-20-2011, 10:28 PM
I make horse treats all the time, out of whatever is in the kitchen. As a matter of fact, I made some today because my husband was going to throw away some old cereal.

I dump cereal, oats (like you make oatmeal out of), flax seeds, shredded carrots, chopped apples or any other veggies or fruits, some eggs, oil, molasses or honey or corn syrup into a big bowl & keep adding wet stuff til it seems about right. You know, like cookie dough consistency. Just add whatever you have on hand. Sometimes mine have a lot of ingredients, sometimes only a few. But always some kind ofcereal &/or grain, oil & eggs. Then drop onto a cookie sheet or mash it into a big pan (for bar cookies) or a muffin or mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 til they seem set enough (depends onthe type of pan you use. Cool completely, cut into bars if needed, then store in a large ziploc baggie or container.

If you're not going to the barn for a few days, store it in the freezer. Mine are different every time, depending on what cereals and other ingredients I have on hand. But the horses always love them!
    08-21-2011, 03:54 PM
I can't really suggest anything other than rhythm beads, but you might not have beads

Anyway, have fun with your treats and other creations, and don't go too insane
    08-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Green Broke
Maybe you could write up dressage patterns or reining patterns (even if you don't do them, it's fun!)

You could make a list of what you want to accomplish with your horse as well as your everyday life. Have a good think about the future.

You could draw! We all love to see peoples drawings :)

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