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post #31 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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Heel straps for spurs. Saddle ties. Pretty much anything.
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post #32 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 09:43 AM
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Weaving together for garden fencing. Around here everybody is using orange or blue, so I guess we're supporting the Illini. =P

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post #33 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 09:51 AM
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I've used it to make a twitch. All you need is some twine and a snap!
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post #34 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 10:25 AM
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Tied down the lid for the master brake cylinder. The clips had disappeared when I checked the level, per hubby's instructions.:)
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post #35 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 AM
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I use it every summer as a makeshift tail since my horse's tail is in vet wrap all year. Works like a charm!
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post #36 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 10:55 AM
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I am not a crafty type person, but one year I was in charge of coming up with reasonably priced thank you gifts for volunteers at a riding club banquet. I bought a sack of horse crunch cookies, a roll of that cellophane gift wrap stuff and made little pouches of the cookies tied with baling twine. I stayed under budget and got applause for my craftiness & keeping with the horse theme. Okay brag over, carry on....
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post #37 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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A hula skirt!! :P

I was going to use some last year to make a hula skirt for my daughter. But the friend ended up not doing that theme for the party.
Now that we have moved and have the horses at home, I have lots of twine. Just to drive my husband batty, I keep one piece of twine tied and hanging in a loose loop on a post. Then as the twines come off the bales, I loop them onto the 'master loop' (lol) for quick storage of the loops. It ends up looking like a giant hula skirt. He hates the look of it hanging there. But I like the kept clean appearance of it. I am always afraid a dog or horse will be dumb and try to eat a loose twine, so this prevents that problem. And I can also access them easily for quick use. My most frequent use is as hair ties when I am climbing through the bales and can't see, or as I go out to the pasture to work.
I also have a couple attached to my saddle for emergency use. Tied the dumb dog with it once on the trail when I had to last min lunge my misbehaving mare and she decided to chase her feet. I tie saddle bags on all the time as well with it.
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post #38 of 50 Old 04-09-2013, 11:22 AM
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I've used it in winter to tie a jacket together that the zipper broke on.
I've taken it riding when i had no extra leather strips and used it for broken things.
Hauling hay.
I've made two temporary bridles.
I've made temporary halters.

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post #39 of 50 Old 04-10-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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I really need to make a baling twine bridle...How long do they usually last?
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post #40 of 50 Old 04-10-2013, 01:43 AM
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Any darn thing that needs tying is my answer. I even bought a bag of leather strings because I thought they'd look better. The darn bailing twine, though, is just always there.

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