DIY Horse

ToolsHorses 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.

Getting Creative

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.

Blankets & Rugs
Suitability – A variety of horse specific patterns.
How to Make a Horse Blanket Pattern
DIY Personalized Horse Blanket
How to Make A Horse Rug
A Simple Guide to Repairing Horse Rugs

Wraps
Make a Horse Tail Wrap
How to Make Your Own Polo Wraps

Saddle Pads & Blankets
How to Make a Saddle Pad
How to Make a Saddle Pad
How to Make Saddle Blankets

Saddle & Bridle Racks
Make Your Own Horse Saddle Rack
How to Make a Saddle Rack
Build Horse Saddle Hauling Stand
How to Make a Bridle Rack

Tack
How to Make a Horse Bridle
How to Make Ribbon Browbands
How to Make Browband Rosettes
DIY Ribbon Browbands
How to Make Crystal Horse Tack
How to Make a Horse Fly Mask

First Aid
Make Your Own Equine First Aid Kit
How to Make Liniment For a Horse
Make Horse Liniment With Essential Oils

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.

Horse Jump & Standard Plans
How to Make Horse Jumps
How to Build Schooling Standards
Make Your Own Dressage Markers

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.

How to Make a Hay Net
Make a Hay Net From Bailing Twine
Do-It-Yourself Supplements
Horse Treat Recipes

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!

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invites
Create Your Own Personalized Horse Illustrated Cover
Create Your Own Horse Magazine
How to Make a Horse Tire Swing
How to Make Horse Hair Jewelry
Fun Horse Craft Ideas

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.

3 Comments on “DIY Horse

  1. M.R.G

    Want to make a horse tire swing, but instruction are vague . It to bad that the template or pattern not given with instructions ? Grandkids really would love to swing on one.

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