Lifestyle Hacks to Save Time and Money

Life is busy, especially if you have a full-time job, and horses. Here are a few lifestyle hacks that will save you time and money.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Toe_heel-700x464-1.jpgDiapers for poulticing/packing feet
Diapers make great padding for poulticing feet abscesses and for packing feet after a hard workout. Put your poultice/pack in place next to the hoof then put the diaper on over the top, the sticky tabs and elasticated sides help it fit perfectly to the foot, then simply vet wrap and tape the foot.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is colored_stripes.jpgAdd some flair!
Jazz up old poles and fillers in a flash with colored duct tape. It’s quicker, cleaner and easier than having to paint and repaint show jumps. You can get a wide range of colored and patterned duct tape so go crazy with your designs!
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is taped_stands.jpgPre-measured jump stands
Save time when jumping by pre-measuring and taping your jump stands at the heights you want to jump. Use colour coded tape for each height so that you can say to any non-horsey helpers ‘please put the pole to the level of the purple tape’
Gallop boot storage
Save space storing boots by sticking velcro strips to your tack room or trailer walls. Simply stick your boots to the velcro and rip them off when you need to use them.
Mould management
Save those little silica sachets that you get when you buy new shoes and stick them in with any stored tack you have. These will help to prevent it from going mouldy whilst in storage boxes.
Baby wipes aren’t just for babies
Baby wipes are your new best friend. Great for cleaning horses’ eyes and nostrils, giving a last minute wipe over to boots, and making yourself look presentable before leaving the yard!