Repurposing your equestrian equipment

Stirrup leather leash
Two stirrup leathers make a surprisingly good leash.

If you’re like me, you have plenty of horse stuff in your car — all the time. But perhaps not the other things you might need.

This weekend we went to the beach. I packed the car with everything I needed . . .  except a leash for my dog. Luckily (and predictably) I had two stirrup leathers in the trunk. They make a surprisingly good leash!

I’ve made similar good use of baling twine and an old set of reins (perhaps I should buy a few actual leashes?).

A fleece saddle pad makes a comfortable dog bed and braiding rubber bands are handy for human hair, too.

What about you? What do you re-purpose from your horse supplies?


4 thoughts on “Repurposing your equestrian equipment

  1. Old fleece saddle pads also make good fleece cribbing collar covers. I no longer have a cribber, but it’s much less expensive to make your own.

  2. We took our Golden to dog beach last summer and did not have a leash in the car. Thankfully my husband had a computer cord which he tied around the collar. Ridiculous. I like the ideas about the old saddle pads. Hadn’t thought of that. Thanks!

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