I buy used whenever I can. Sometimes it's hard with how big Aires is (draft-size halters and bridles, warmblood-size boots, longer reins, etc) and living in an area where draft horses aren't common at all, but for someone with a normal-sized horse, it'd be a snap.
I also use Orvus, which is a livestock shampoo, for bathing. $28 for a big tub that lasts FOREVER, and it takes even tough stains out (having a black and white pinto makes one conscious of such things lol).
I use apple cider vinegar mixed with water for a very effective, cheap alternative to fly spray (even worked on my Arab/NSH gelding who was allergic to flies). eBay
is a great resource, too, especially for things like halters, bridles, boots, etc. Posted via Mobile Device