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post #11 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by aforred View Post
I don't think I can like you any more if you can wear the same jods you wore when you were 15!

Sorry, if it makes you feel better I have a beer belly, that I didn't have back then, so they are tight on my waist.

I am built like a rake, tall and thin, but now with a beer belly. My sister in law, who is about the weight of my husband (heavy) kindly asks if I a preggo as I have the belly thing. Nice! She's known me for 8 years now, and yet she still always asks.
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post #12 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 05:24 AM
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We buy saw dust in bulk for about $50 for a huge load in place of shavings. I'm not allowed to buy anything made of wood 'cause my husband can make it and we use "Pink" for mane and tails. And our arena "rubber crumb" came from a recycling plant for a fraction of what actual rubber crumb would have cost.


Tack room cabinets were practically free from supplier because they were a display and counter top was discounted cause we just took whatever color they would let go cheap and set it ourselves.

Made our own obstacles.

Everything in our barn was built, painted and stained by us.

I'm sure there is more
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post #13 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 07:52 AM
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I'm all about saving money when/where I can. With the farm & as many nags as I have the overhead is pretty sizable.

I don't sell manure (too many farmers around here with livestock that give it away that people wouldn't pay for it, unless it was organic maybe) but I do let people come get it for their gardens. I don't spread the pile through winter so it's nice & broken down come spring. The trailer & truck loads that go out save me money because I don't have to put fuel in the tractor to spread it.

Things that are marketed towards horse folks that can be bought elsewhere. My favorite one of those, slick & easy blocks. All they are is a grill cleaner. Restaurant supply places carry them in large blocks for next to nothing. From one grill sized one I can cut 8-10 slick & easy sized blocks. Last one I bought was less than 2 bucks.

Buy what you can in bulk. A gallon of Orvus shampoo for instance, lasts forever! I also have a favorite discount store (it's huge, anyone in IN that hasn't made the trip to N. Judson to Bailey's, you are missing out!) I bought a ton of extra halters, they weren't super quality but for $3, I don't care. They get a horse from point a to point b just fine. Also got a gallon of betadine scrub for $2.99 last trip up there, 5 gallon buckets for 50 cents a piece, new heavy duty metal wagon hose reels (that could handle 200 ft of hose) for $15. I didn't get any (didn't need them) but also saw a few trips ago they had stall mats for $7.99. It's my favorite place to shop. I always come out with a huge cart full, like a Sam's club sized cart and couldn't tell you when/if ever I've spent much over a hundred bucks on a full cart. Now when they bought out all of the inventory from several Lowe's stores that went out of business...that wasn't such a cheap trip lol.
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post #14 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 08:18 AM
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I don't think I can like you any more if you can wear the same jods you wore when you were 15!
Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
Sorry, if it makes you feel better I have a beer belly, that I didn't have back then, so they are tight on my waist.
Um yeah.... that makes me feel soooo much better.
*rolls eyes*

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post #15 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 10:07 AM
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About the cheapest I ever got was finding my dressage show jacket at the Goodwill for .99 cents. THAT was a good day!
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post #16 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 10:17 AM
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MHF I'll have to make a trip there if it isn't to far.
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post #17 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 01:04 PM
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Here's a link to their site. It's fun but probably not worth the drive. You never know what they will have, it's always changing. I've never went and not found something lol.

Bailey's Discount Center

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post #18 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 01:16 PM
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Oh yes, the best mane & tail brush I have ever owned and the gentlest as well, is a dollar store purchase. I bought it for myself, didn't like it, threw it out into my everyday outside grooming locker, used it on the horses, loved it so much, I went back to the dollar store and bought another for my show grooming supplies!
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post #19 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 01:35 PM
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I weigh my hay and grain, and stick by it, no extra.
Slow feeder hay nets.
Buying dewormer all at once, I pay near $20 for a tube at my feed store I can pay $10 a tube on sale. I buy 6 or 7 plus shipping for less than $100, or over $120 at feed store.
Put away my farrier money when I have it, $300 is put away for farrier at the beginning of the year.
$700 put away for hay so I have cash to pay as it's delivered.
Make my own detangler and leave in conditioner with what we have already.
Use human conditioner and shampoo.
Take care of what I have, wash brushs, scrub buckets, clean leather, keep a stocked vet kit.
Buy quaility when you can, sometimes cheap isn't worth the savings if your replacing it monthly. Just because it has a higher price doesn't mean it is good quaility.
Never pay with cards unless emergency, it's hard to see money disappearing when you never had your hand on it in the first place.
Do my own tack and blanket repairs, make some of my riding clothes.
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post #20 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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scoops i make out of milk cartons, ill have to take pic of it, but u cut off the bottom then cut the top partbefore the handle, and leaving a square down the bottom so its in shape of a scoop, keep handle on milk so its ur scoop handle teehee
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