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post #1 of 26 Old 04-26-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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whose a cheapy like me?

just wondering who else goes for cheap?

miovers feed bucket, is a barral we had here that i sawed in half to make a feed bucket

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bale twine works great for tying horses to

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bridle holders are tuna cans
i buy the exact same sponge from the $2 shop in car wash section
the exact same but 7$ cheaper


also we pick up poo, put it in old feed bags, and tie it with bale twine and sell it for 2$

mane and tail brush we use humans brushes much cheaper

also either baby shampoo, or head and shoulders shampoo and conditioner instead of horse brand stuff (unless its on party table) i got dressage australia shampoo on party table for $5 woo

Mr sheen works great as a tail detangler you just dont spray the skin, altho im lucky miover doesnt get a knotty tail as i always brush it, i do brush it while i have conditioner in it aswel when washing as its easier,

hoof oil i use just normal vegatable oil works just as good, altho i dont oil his hoofs often as i find this weakens them,

i buy chia, in the chemist for 18$, instead of buying equine chia which is $40 i use to as i didnt know u could get it in humans,

i dont go cheap on his food, though like hay and chaff,

anyone else have ideas?
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post #2 of 26 Old 04-26-2013, 11:59 PM
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Nothing wrong with saving some money! All great ideas!

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post #3 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 12:10 AM
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The first stable I worked in, (1973) had tuna fish cans nailed on the walls for bridle holders, smart, smart idea! And great reminder about the veggy oil for hooves, like you, I don't oil hooves very often, only for shows if the footing is not dry, hoof black gets mucky, oil discourages the muck from sticking. Thanks, I was running low on my back up hooflex, just gonna pour some cooking oil in the bottle.
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post #4 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 12:52 AM
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Peroxide in place of ThrushBuster. Put it in a spray bottle and use it 2 or 3 times. Dries the hoof right up and kills the bacteria.

Not to be used frequently since it can dry the hoof out -too- much.
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post #5 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 01:01 AM
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Great ideas!
Ive seen people use paper feed bags for wrapping paper or to ship parcels. You take apart the layers first. You can decorate it however you want with paint and sponges=)

I used an old dresser in my shed to store things like brushes, first aid that can stay outdoors over winter, extra halters & leads, polos etc, Better than a million totes everywhere or those clear tall organizers. Great way to reuse a dresser instead of tossing it.

Ill add more if I can think of them
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post #6 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 01:33 AM
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I use human hair brushes for mane and tail too, as well as shampoos! Sooo much cheaper. I don't even use tuna cans for bridles-just nails, haha. Even cheaper. My friends also make their own show sheen and fly spray to cut down on costs.
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post #7 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 01:34 AM
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Hubby just bought me show clothing for my birthday, but other than that, I can't think of the last time I bought something new. Heck I ride in jods I wore when I was 15, I am 37 now. They have a small hole in the knee that I just sewed up, so I expect they are good for another 20 years.
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post #8 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
Hubby just bought me show clothing for my birthday, but other than that, I can't think of the last time I bought something new. Heck I ride in jods I wore when I was 15, I am 37 now. They have a small hole in the knee that I just sewed up, so I expect they are good for another 20 years.
I don't think I can like you any more if you can wear the same jods you wore when you were 15!

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post #9 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 02:07 AM
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Hahaha! Aforred! That's halarious! I lobe this thread! I'm just getting back into horses after my 5 year break, so buying all things again. Ughhhh. Yeah and I lost my job yesterday so, penny pinching is what I must do where I can. Love the cooking oil... Never thought of that.
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post #10 of 26 Old 04-27-2013, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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we also repair own rugs, with old scrappy old rugs, good for patches,, miovers get wrecked alot as the stallion shetland next door grabs his coats lol, miover isnt all inocent as he does it to, we had to block off a paddock corner cos of miover getting rugs lol
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