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post #1 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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I use my horses.....

Vet wrap. when ive got a bump, bruise, or sprain, her vet wrap comes home with me :)

ive also been known to use her brush (after cleaning it)

and i've used her saddle and pads for pillows.

SO, we horse people have a whole different list for useful every day items. what things do you "borrow" from your horse?

ps-can you use vet wrap on a persons shin?
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post #2 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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I've used my reins as a dog leash before when I couldn't find my leash.
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post #3 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 01:22 PM
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Uh nothing?

I've used Vet wrap on my dog but I bought it specifically for the dog. I have a first aid kit at the barn for the horses. I also have a multiple drawer organizer in the house and I have separate drawers for horse stuff that cannot freeze/get too warm, dog first aid stuff, cow supplies, pig supplies and so on.

People stuff is in a separate organizer. I won't take the chance that a kid or someone else could "self-doctor" with something that is harmful to humans.
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post #4 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 01:48 PM
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When I was still able to trim my horses, I wrapped both hands, really tight with vet wrap to help keep the arthritis pain down.

Not a 100% but it worked good enough, I could get the horses trimmed and I wasn't dropping the tools as much

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post #5 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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draftariesmum- creative! i know ive used caution tape for a leash once.....

it doesnt have to be just medical stuff delfina...... hair brush, ive used the horses powdered garlic in my kitchen when ive run out.... stuff like that ;)
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post #6 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 01:52 PM
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I've also used Aires' trough to cool down in the summer (stuck my head and ball cap in it).

I learned the reins as a substitute leash trick from a friend. She used an old broken pair of reins exclusively as her leashes.
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post #7 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 02:04 PM
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If I eat out at the barn and get food stuck in my teeth then I'll grab one of their manes and use it for floss. Does that count?lol
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post #8 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 02:04 PM
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Brushes! If I'm having a bad hair day at the barn. DH was on his way home didn't have time to brush up, he came in laughing because Walker's hair is almost white, (he's a buckskin) and it had alllll gotten stuck to my dark hair.

Their blankets! Actually was on my way to the barn when a truck passed me on the road and ran me into the ditch. Car almost covered with snow I had the horses blankets in the back because I was on my way out! I'm pretty sure I would have been very close to death, if not dead if I had not had those to stay warm in. My car had died when we hit the snow bank.

Reins as a leash! Done this so many times.

Show sheen in my hair on accident, but it actually looks great!

Vet wrap always handy!

Bailing twine for just about everything! Cat toy, tying stuff to my saddle, holding things together, so much more!

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post #9 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 02:05 PM
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Me to! (re: dog leash reins). I've taken broken leather reins and used them specifically for training dogs to heel/walk on a leash (shorter ones). I've also been known to use fly spray on occasion.. Both on dogs and myself in a pinch on really bad days. Vet wrap... Awesome stuff. I use saddle blankets for dog blanket/rugs as well. Bale wire and twine I use for various degrees of quick fixes.

Anything is fair game, really, for whatever purpose I need to accomplish at that given moment.
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post #10 of 32 Old 04-03-2013, 02:15 PM
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the tack trunk makes a good bed.
Of course the brushes and combs have all been used in my hair.
Hoof picks to get stuff out of small places
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