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    DIY Name Plate Show Brush

    Have y’all seen those pretty brushes with the name plates on them? Yeah, the ones that are like $50 each? Today I’m going to show you how to make your own, and for less than $15 a piece! You’re going to need… A wooden horse brush, you can buy these online at Smartpak or Dover, or at your local tack shop – probably even Tractor Supply. Self Adhesive Nameplate Spray paint, or paint and a brush Sander or sandpaper You don’t need to have a DIY bone in your body to be able to make these brushes – they’re SO easy. To start, you need to sand the logo (if…

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    DIY Golden Paste for Dogs

    As many of you know, Ward gave himself a bit of an ouch recently. What was first believed to be two elbow fractures, turned out to only be a soft tissue injury (PTL.) He’s been on strict crate rest, pain meds, and anti-inflammatories for the last two weeks, with about two more weeks to go. He’s weaned off the pain meds, but his vet wanted to do a refill of the anti-inflammatory, just to be safe. I’m sitting here thinking … that’s a lot of medicine for a four month old puppy … and anti-inflammatories have been proven to have harmful side effects when taken long term. I personally take…

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    DIY Molasses & Peppermint Horse Treats

    Y’all know I love a good DIY – and these horse treats are about as easy as they come. Minimal ingredients, quick cooking time, and the horses go NUTS for them. You can make these with or without the peppermint. I always do a mix of both when I make these! Ingredients : two cups molasses five cups uncooked oatmeal three cups flour one cup water two tbs coconut oil classic peppermints ( bulk pack I buy ) mini muffin pan or silicon molds If you purchase the molds above and use the mini muffin mold, this recipe will make 48 treats! That is the exact mold I use in…

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    DIY Dehydrated Chicken Feet

    Chicken Feet are a great, healthy, single ingredient chew to treat your dogs with. My local Petco sells chicken and duck feet for $2 each – and the dogs go nuts for them. When you’re constantly buying these, $2 each adds up. Here’s a secret … you can buy 25 raw feet at your local grocery for $3.50 and make them yourself. That comes out to 14 cents per foot, which is a heck of a lot better than $2! Making your own dehydrated chicken feet is SO easy. All you need is a dehydrator ( this is the one I have ) and a pack of feet. My Walmart…

  • DIY,  What's Up with West?

    DIY Horse Cake

    I don’t have much talent in the kitchen, but once a year I put on my apron and get to work. Naturally, that’s for West’s birthday. Because I’m a health nazi when it comes to my animals, this is typically the only day of the year that West gets anything over the top. Of course I have to go all out for that. There are several companies who sell horse cakes, but 1. they’re outrageously priced, and 2. what fun is that?! Ingredients for my DIY cake cost right at $10, and only about an hour – hour and a half to make. Plus, it’s fun getting messy every now…