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Equestrian Hacks

Not the 'show type hacks' but useful things that work to make your horsey life easier and used by horsepeople

i.e. Tips and Hints
i.e. Tips and Hints

PROPERTY & MANAGEMENT

Shocking Fence

Tidy riding gloves

HORSE & RIDER

SHOCKING FENCE

This is a wet winter problem, especially if you have powerful electric fence energiser on high. Like most properties I have metal gates, I also have electric fencing and I was finding that when the soil was saturated, I was getting electric shocks from the gate. After a fruitless search for faults and inspecting the unit's earths I was told that this problem can happen and there is a solution. Better still, it was an easy fix, I did it and it worked. The photo below should be self-explanatory. Basically, I had to earth the poles on either side of the gate with a length of tie-wire wrapped around the securing strands (the non electric tie-offs) of the electric fence and push the bottom end about 20cm into the earth- no more shocks.

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KEEP TRACK OF YOUR RIDING GLOVES

Here’s a ‘hack’ that helps you keep track of those pesky riding gloves that grow legs when you need them. This ‘hack’ works for gloves that have ‘Velcro’ fastenings. Buy a strip of ‘self-stick Velcro’. One side only is needed, stick a length of it along a clean smooth surface, just stick your gloves to it when you take them off and you will always find them again. My strip is along the edge of a shelf.

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