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post #1 of 10 Old 03-10-2009, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a "diy" thread here?

Just joined a little while ago, still looking for a diy thread. I've been to other horse forums where people list all of their little money saving tips in the horse world. For example, recipes for fly spray, hoof oil, etc. Making things such as halters, saddle pads.

Just wondering! If not, then this should start one!

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-10-2009, 07:18 PM
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I like this, let me think and/or search for one!
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-10-2009, 07:45 PM
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I mix half vinegar half water to make for a show sheen/fly spray type thing.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-11-2009, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I mix half vinegar half water to make for a show sheen/fly spray type thing.
Does that smell bad? Or is it tolerable? Lol, I've heard many people tell me to use this, but I've been reluctant... with the vinegar?

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-11-2009, 05:26 PM
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I think it smells fine
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-11-2009, 11:47 PM
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that is an interesting idea..what does DIY stand for? Mostly things go in appropriate topics like "grooming" or "horse talk" but I can think of many topics that would go in that specific thread if there was one.
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DIY - Do It Yourself
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-12-2009, 03:33 PM
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awww lol thanks
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-12-2009, 05:35 PM
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If you want to save money on hoof moisturizer, bacon grease does the job really well. Petroleum jelly (vasoline) does a great job shining up the manes, tails, and if you show, around the eyes and nostrils. Baby oil is also good for those purposes. To save yo money on fly spray,I would recommend giving your horse a feed thru. It goes in their feed and keeps flys away incredibly well. It seems like it would be expensive, but if you do the math on how much money you spend on fly spray versus the feed thru, you will save money with the feed thru. Instead of spending money on topical creams and such for injuries, honey works the best out of any expensive medicine I have bought. And honey doesnt spoil, so that's another plus. I also make my own cowbot halters. If you go on the internet and learn how to tie some certain knots, you can go buy any color or style rope and make your own halters, which is a big money saver. I learned how to trim hooves a few years ago by going to seminars and buying my own equipment and doing it myself. Horses don't need shoes and my horses hooves are much healthier since I pulled their shoes and let them go barefoot. I have 8 horses, and this saves me thousands of dollars a yea, and they are healthier. For a shine in your horses coat, I have drizzled a little bit of corn oil o their feed every day and it worked quite well. I have learned how to save money doing these things and my horses are healthier than ever before.
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-12-2009, 07:17 PM
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I second the honey thing!!


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