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  • Simple Luxuries

    I was at the barn today starting to install TV cameras on my horse trailer...not expensive and I get to watch my guys as we chug down the road...Horse TV, all beast, all the time.

    I got to thinking what things are the simple luxuries making horse ownership just a little more fun/easy/special.

    My vote goes to:

    Electrogroom Vacuums (I love the Elvis lip reaction to vacuuming).
    Hydraulic horse trailer jacks (only took one use of this one and it was sold).
    Hot water in the wash stall.
    Big Indoor Ring.
    Diesel Trucks for towing
    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

  • #2
    I am SO with you on the indoor ring!

    I also love having baby wipes that are fabric and can be rinsed and reused (say, in place of a sponge). Also Shamwows. Oh, do I love those.

    Having an electric kettle in the barn is great--hot chocolate is delicious after a tough winter ride.
    I love my Econo-Nag!


    • #3
      Having my guys home.


      • #4
        Originally posted by billiebob View Post
        Also Shamwows. Oh, do I love those.
        Hey BB, I just bought the Shamwows for the house. Where do you use them around the barn?


        • #5
          A real bathroom in the barn...


          • #6
            Originally posted by scpezold View Post
            Hey BB, I just bought the Shamwows for the house. Where do you use them around the barn?
            I use them for drying off horses' legs after I've rinsed the mud off (before riding, so the legs stay nice and clean and pretty.....for a few minutes anyway). One towel can do a good job on all four wet legs. They're great for hot towelling (is that even a word?). They're great for cleaning tack and applying leather conditioner or oil. I totally spilled a whole bunch of water just to see how much they'd wipe up, too. I'll admit to playing with the Shamwows!
            I love my Econo-Nag!


            • #7
              Automatic waterers

              comfortable tall boots w/zip

              indoor arena definitely

              ebay to get good deals on horsey stuff

              really nice bridle & saddle

              shedding flower

              comfortable helmet

              horsey friends

              wifi at the barn- life would be complete if only there were wifi at the barn
              Moving at the Speed of Haflinger


              • #8
                Horse friends!

                But at the barn, hot water in the wash stall...SO many occassions where that was huge. Bathrooms in the barn, an indoor, LOTS of feed options. We have the vaccums but I don't use them often enough!

                Hot water and bathrooms are my big ones, I guess!!


                • #9
                  Sigh - I've got none of those except my horses at home and the diesel truck. We get by.
                  Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Go Fish View Post
                    A real bathroom in the barn...
                    How could I ever forget that one!
                    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Trakehner View Post
                      Horse TV, all beast, all the time.

                      I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


                      • #12
                        Cell service in the barn

                        Heated bathrooms

                        Heated lounge

                        Barn on top o the hill in the summer so breeze blows--priceless
                        “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker


                        • #13
                          I appreciate lots of things on this farm

                          Tractors. Tractors to mow, move manure, haul equipment to make hay, and anything else we can think of to use them for

                          Husband. Helps with hay, manure removal, and anything else I can think of to use him for

                          Diesel truck. Hauls horses, bedding, and anything else I can think of.

                          Boarders. They pay me to love their horses, giving me the best job in the world.

                          The horses themselves. Love every single one. Even the goofy Appaloosa!

                          These are all luxuries to someone who grew up in a non-horse family.
                          Facta non verba


                          • #14
                            Heat/ac in the tackroom.

                            Hot water.

                            As far as I'm concerned I'm in heaven.
                            Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                            Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                            -Rudyard Kipling


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ready2Ride View Post
                              Automatic waterers

                              comfortable tall boots w/zip

                              indoor arena definitely

                              ebay to get good deals on horsey stuff

                              really nice bridle & saddle

                              shedding flower

                              comfortable helmet

                              horsey friends

                              wifi at the barn- life would be complete if only there were wifi at the barn
                              Add fun horse and this list is absolutely complete.
                              A proud friend of bar.ka.


                              • #16
                                real bathroom at the barn
                                heated tackroom/bathroom
                                indoor ring
                                access to trails
                                great fellow boarders
                                your own truck and trailer
                                hot water in wash stall and tackroom
                                There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)


                                • #17
                                  The only thing I've got is Fat Mare TV.

                                  I run 100' of cable around day 330, and watch from the comfort (and warmth!) of my bed. While I don't regret the time spent on top of haybales in many, many woolie layers and under a couple sleeping bags... I really loff my All Mares, All the Time TV.

                                  I don't have regular TV, haven't for 10 years, just the monitor in the bedroom for foalwatch.

                                  Hot water... a 100' hose can run out the back door from the bathroom sink. And while I would ADORE an indoor, even a small one, then I would have to ride most of the winter and I really do enjoy my time off...
                                  InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                                  Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                                  • #18
                                    Miles of trails. Horse ownership can be very difficult without them!

                                    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng