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post #41 of 50 Old 04-10-2013, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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It is, I've started "collecting", haha. By the way, LOVE your signature (: @sandy2u1
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post #42 of 50 Old 04-10-2013, 02:08 AM
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To make an awesome, cheap [almost free!] stable toy:

INGREDIENTS;
1 length of baling twine
1 empty plastic bottle with a handle [milk or juice bottles work best]
Water
Molasses
something to punch holes with
Waterproof tape

METHOD;
1) punch small hole in bottle
2) cover hole with waterproof tape [for now]
3) fill bottle to certain level, with water
4) put in glob of molasses, shake to combine
5) tie baling twine around handle of bottle
6) tie whole ensemble in stable at horse head height and remove tape
7) your hole should be so small that the molasses water drips out slowly. Horse will spend hours licking up what drips out and when it's empty the bottle itself makes a great toy!

I've used twine to hang a broken stable door back up [has since had a more permanent fix-up job!]... I tie to it, I have made a bridle from it but the bridle was too thin [only one twine wide]. You really have to braid it if you're making bridles. Have used it as a twitch, as a halter, all sorts of things. If you can make it with leather, string, nylon or wire... you can make it with twine [though twine will make a floppy version of anything made of wire!]
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Thanks, Stichy! I put some in my hornbag and have some stored, but other than that, I throw it away. Yet, it is still always there and most convenient. Love the thread. That stuff is always there.
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post #44 of 50 Old 04-10-2013, 06:50 AM
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we use it on wood post, to tie the horses to.

and we use old feed bags for poo and tie it up with bailing twine and sell it for 2$,

we also carry bailing twine in the car aswel lol
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Use frayed non plastic twine as tinder to help get a bonfire going.



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I'm using it as a belt right now! Haha
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For tying a hay net up from a high branch/rafter I tie some twine around it and tie the hay net to the twine. That's the only thing that hasn't been said that I have done!

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Don't think I've seen this one yet... I use baling twine to "cut" other baling twine all the time when I don't have a knife handy. Just slide a length from an old bale under the uncut twine of a new bale and pull back and forth rapidly. The friction will heat it up enough that the twine on the new bale will snap.
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post #49 of 50 Old 04-10-2013, 08:27 PM
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There's a random peg in our tack up area- I loop baling twine through all the hoof picks (we are a private therapeutic riding facility- no boarders :) ) and hang up the hoof picks on the peg so they are easily accessible to our volunteers. No more digging through the bottom of our brush buckets!
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Hmmm...for lots of different things!

- Breakaway loops on tie rings (a common one)
- Hanging up various grooming bits like hoof picks and scissors
- Measuring stuff
- Hanging the water bucket at a good height
- Hanging stable toys
- A "clothesline" for damp saddle pads
- Plaited as a makeshift lead-rope extension (because they never make them long enough!!)
- Extra "security" on stable doors of cunning escapees

I've also seen it tied across the top opening of the stable door, about 6 inches above the bottom 'closed' section, to stop a horse from biting passersby. And I know people use them to make haynets.

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