Horse Equipment Repair and Care
Fix a Broken Halter Snap
Did your horse break the snap on its halter? Here's a way to fix a halter broken halter snap with a replacement harness snap and a few simple tools. No sewing is required for this project. Repair a broken halter snap in minutes.
Secure Chicago Screws on Your Tack
Chicago screws are used on some horse tack like reins, bridles and harness. Here's an idea to help prevent Chicago screws from working loose, while still making them easy to put on and take off.
Learn to Make a Rope Halter
Find instructions and tips on how to make a rope horse halter. Rope halters are a DIY project that anyone can master and customize to their own needs. Learn to make a rope halter.
Horse Equipment Use and Care Quiz
Test your knowledge about using and caring for tack and other horse equipment. Hint: all of the answers to the questions in this quiz can be found in the articles in the Horse Tack and Equipment folder!
Caring for Your English or Western Riding Boots
Here are tips for cleaning the outside, inside and soles of your Western or English riding boots. Learn how to deodorize inside and out, and care for leather finishes on riding boots.
Making and Altering Clothes for Riding
Learn how you can sew clothing suitable for riding or alter clothing you may already have. Learn how to make a quick English riding shirt from a man's dress shirt. Find out where you can find patterns and instructions for making your own riding clothes.
How to Repair Stitching in Leather and Heavy Fabrics
Here is a step-by-step pictorial of how to hand sew and replace stitching on lightweight leathers and other heavy fabrics. Easily repair items like nose bands, half chaps, chaps, boots, horse blankets and halters following these easy instructions.
How to Fold a Horse Blanket, Cooler, Rug, or Sheet Step-by-Step
Learn how to fold your horse’s or pony’s blankets, rugs, sheets, and coolers so they are easy to put on or store. A properly folded rug or blanket is easier and safer to put on your horse. Learn how with this step-by-step pictorial.
How to Put Together A Bridle
A step-by-step pictorial of how to put your bridle together. Did you take apart your bridle. Here is how to put your bridle back together.
How To Clean A Leather Horse Bridle
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle.
Winter Horse Water Tips
Learn how to provide water to your horse and prevent pails and buckets from freezing.
How to Clean a Bit
Learn how to clean a horse bit. Find out how to clean and polish your horse's bit. Clean sweet iron, stainless steel, copper and silver bits.
Clean Your Saddle Pads, Blankets, Rugs and Sheets
Here's how to clean your saddle blankets, pads, rugs, coolers and other horse wear that's not made of leather.
Horse Tack Safety Check
Worn and broken tack can cause serious problems. Learn how to check over your tack, including saddles, bridles, halters and blanket for wear and tear.
Re-purposing Feed Bags
Like binder twine, feed bags can pile up rapidly. They're too good to throw away, but what can you do with them? Here are some ideas for finding a new use for those empty feed bags.