I have used a standing wrap as a girth cover before. This was also an Arab and he kept getting rub marks at the buckles of the girth so I just put standing wraps on each side. It really does work pretty well when you have nothing else on hand. I ordered a new girth for him but the standing wraps did the job until the new one came in.
Nylon rope. Tied old clips to the ends and made some bright green draw reins.
Shoelace to fix a broken curb rein....tied it back together since the metal hook broke off.
Same nylon rope has been used to attach my spurs.
Stud chain + a polo wrap bag = saddle bag/waterbottle holder
Clancy 17hh chestnut Dutch WB, '99. Owned and loved since '04 and still goin'!
Too cute! I'm sure your horse will forgive you for the print when he feels the comfort!
Years ago, my BFFand I were training for a NATRC ride (competitive trail). We both really wanted some nice coolers for after the ride, but were poor at the time. I went to Big Lots, bought each of us a cotton open weave blanket. Next I bought satin edging, sewed it onto the edges and made chest and tail ties. Voila! Cheapest coolers ever, just wish I had gotten pictures!
When people show you who they truly are, believe them. Maya Angelou
I made a sliding martingale out of royal blue rope and O rings from the hardware store. Cheap, easy, and worked like a charm!!
Although I think the biggest embarrassment I've caused my horse is our trailer. When we were pricing the move from IL to SoCal, a U-Haul was going to be outrageous. We needed a horse trailer anyway...so we start browsing craigslist. 1979 WW stock trailer. Built like a tank, and just as ugly. The floor is only a few years old, and there are definitely some rust spots, but it is SERIOUSLY solid and pulls like a dream. However, the people we bought it from decided it was a GREAT idea to spray paint it brown. Yep. Best part is, we paid $1000 for it, and after sprucing it up a bit we can probably sell it for $2000.
The looks we get when we go places...I live in the Land of the Perfect White Trailer. Everywhere you look, 2H slant loads, white! Our brown trailer sticks out SO bad, and I admit I hate it, but only because its short. I have talked DH into getting it painted white.