Horses are expensive animals, so it stands to reason that owners will attempt to cut costs wherever possible. Being thrify is fine, as long as you don’t scrimp on important items…like girths, bridles and other essentials.
There are plenty of items you can create yourself with a little patience and creativity. Knowing you made it yourself is half of the fun, and purchasing raw materials locally helps support your local community and reduce your carbon footprint.
In The Tack Room
Inside the tack room there are a number of things you can make yourself which don’t require a lot of skill or experience. Here are a bunch of DIY patterns and step-by-step instructions.
In The Arena
DIY projects in the area are decidedly more physically demanding, but can make a fun group activity. Here are some how to’s which will help you make your arena your very own.
Food & Supplements
The best advice for those who don’t have acres of grass covered meadows for their animals, is to buy feed as local and organic as you can. Here are a few ways to DIY feeding time.
Just For Fun
If you are a crafty person, there are all kinds of fun horse theme activities to try. The list below is rather random and didn’t fit into any other category…this is the fun stuff, enjoy!
Ever Expanding List
I’ll add to this list and hope anyone else with helpful horse DIY tips will speak up in the comments below.