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  • Horse Blanket Rack Ideas

    I am in desperate need of a wall mounted horse blanket rack. I know there are lots of them out there on the market but they can be expensive for what you get.

    Any ideas for substitutions or homemade ideas?
    RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
    May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
    RIP San Lena Peppy
    May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

  • #2
    I've make several like this drilling holes in wooden dowels (or broomstick handles) and running rope through. If you want something to mount to the wall and don't have a welder in the family, you could go to the PVC aisle and see what kind of fittings you could glue together and screw to the wall.

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      #3
      I am looking for something similar to this:

      http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/PetsUnited/TBRE03


      It doesn't have to be metal but I need to be able to hang up at least 6 -8 blankets.
      RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
      May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
      RIP San Lena Peppy
      May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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      • #4
        http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CD...%2Bdata%2Bfeed

        Buy two, or double the blankets on each arm.
        "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Diamondindykin View Post
          I am looking for something similar to this:

          http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/PetsUnited/TBRE03


          It doesn't have to be metal but I need to be able to hang up at least 6 -8 blankets.
          go snoop around behind the local flooring/carpet stores...there should be some discarded display racks just hanging around back there

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          • #6
            We made these out of 2x6 boards and dowels. Sorry for the not so great photo, but you get the idea

            http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...9-14124722.jpg
            Kanoe Godby
            www.dyrkgodby.com
            See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.

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              #7
              Originally posted by CDE Driver View Post
              We made these out of 2x6 boards and dowels. Sorry for the not so great photo, but you get the idea

              http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...9-14124722.jpg
              Did you put screws through the dowels from behind or do they stay without screws?
              RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
              May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
              RIP San Lena Peppy
              May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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              • #8
                They stay in okay without screws. I would have angled the holes for the dowels a bit upwards had a really thought the whole project through instead of rushing headlong in to it in a fit of blanket organizing mania.
                Kanoe Godby
                www.dyrkgodby.com
                See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by CDE Driver View Post
                  They stay in okay without screws. I would have angled the holes for the dowels a bit upwards had a really thought the whole project through instead of rushing headlong in to it in a fit of blanket organizing mania.
                  LOL....that is where I am right now.....fit of blanket organizing mania!! I think that I am going to try this on my Christmas vacation!! Thanks for the idea!
                  RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
                  May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
                  RIP San Lena Peppy
                  May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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                  • #10
                    Our "new" house has a pegboard and hooks for tool storage in the shed. It makes a GREAT blanket rack with all the hooks. My husband didn't appreciate that I commandeered it before he could unpack his tools.
                    Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                    • #11
                      Maybe it won't have enough airflow for you, but I just hang mine from hooks on the wall in my barn. I have some Stubbs rubber covered hooks that are kind of flat (so no points to puncture or tear) up on one wall high enough I can barely reach them, so maybe 7' high? Hang blanket from wither. Works well for me. I actually bought a rack kind of like you posted, but never used it as I didn't ever have a need, as my hooks work.

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                      • #12
                        Something like this? It's cheap.

                        http://www.lowes.com/pd_126691-46882...7C1&facetInfo=

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                        • #13
                          Horsepoor, I did consider hooks, they are a good idea. But with the system I did there is more air flow and I can hang three light blankets or two heavy ones on each dowel.
                          Kanoe Godby
                          www.dyrkgodby.com
                          See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.

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                          • #14
                            My really getto set-up is using a saw horse for blankets and saddle . . It ain't pretty but it works since I only have two horses.

                            Loving the idea's as I'm getting my tack room reorganized.

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                            • #15
                              I made mine but using pvc T couplers stacked onto a wood dowel. I pit a piece of pvc pipe into each center T section and got something similar to the one from chick's but not metal of course. Painted it barn color and mounted against the wall with C bracket. The arms swing, there are 20 arms on the one for saddle pads. Cant recall how many arms on the blanket one,just used heavier pvc pipe.

                              Easy quick cheap, plus I can swing apart the arms for the wet saddle pads to dry.
                              I can explain it TO you,but I can't understand it FOR you

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by ThisTooShallPass View Post
                                http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CD...%2Bdata%2Bfeed

                                Buy two, or double the blankets on each arm.
                                I don't know if you could even make them cheaper than this!
                                DIY Journey of Remodeling the Farmette: http://weownblackacre.blogspot.com/

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                                • #17
                                  I have tried to use home made ones for the last couple of years but nothing has worked particularly well. Eventually invested in two of these 5 arm rug racks (http://equineplus.co.uk/rug-racks.html shown half way down this page) and they are awesome, definitely think I should have done this earlier. Love the ideas everyone has had here, maybe I was just not as handy at making my own. Leave it to the experts I say!

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                                  • #18
                                    I use 2x4s attached to the wall with hinges. I find it handy to swing them out of the aisle way when not in use.

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                                    • #19
                                      http://www.amazon.com/Knape-Vogt-208...+bracket+22%22

                                      Use lag bolts to install.
                                      Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.

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                                      • #20
                                        I use these: http://www.lowes.com/pd_267938-46882...pl=1&Ntt=hooks
                                        "That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works."

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