Stable Supplies from Schneider Saddlery

Be ready for anything that arises in your barn. These stable supplies will help you organize everything from tack to chores to feeding schedules! Shop sstack.com for all your horse care needs!

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Tack Room Design on a Dime

Could your tack room use a makeover? Organize your space while saving big with these economical solutions from Schneiders!

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Rack

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Rack

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Racks
Keep bridles and girths neatly arranged with these brass plated bridle racks. Lightweight and economical, they are a simple and inexpensive way to dress up and organize your tack room.

 

 

 

 

Easy-Up Saddle N' Pad Rack

Easy-Up Saddle N' Pad Rack

Easy-Up® Saddle N’ Pad Rack
This saddle and pack rack is great for both English and Western saddles, and includes a bar to separately hang your saddle pad to dry. Made of vinyl coated tubular steel, it will hold even the heaviest saddles and is guaranteed for 5 years.

 

 

 

 

Easy-Up Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar

Easy-Up Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar

Easy-Up® Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar
Horse apparel is bulky and difficult to store neatly. This Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar makes storing blankets, sheets, coolers, saddle pads and other items hassle free. Pulls out and locks in place and then collapses when not in use.

 

We’re confident these simple solutions will make organizing your tack room a breeze!

The prices reflected in this post are valid through May 2012.

Horse Blanket Troubleshooting Solutions

Horse Blanket Troubleshooting

Schneiders wants to make blanketing your animals as hassle-free as possible. Horses will be horses, and as owners we sometimes have to do a bit of troubleshooting. Some common annoyances with blanketing horses include blanket tears, dirty Velcro closures that are no longer effective and blanket rubbing. Stress no longer – Schneiders has the following horse blanket solutions!

1.StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape
Even the strongest blankets can tear, either on the outer shell or on the lining. Having them repaired can be expensive and time consuming. The simplest solution is to use Schneiders’ StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape. It allows you to quickly and easily repair waterproof turnout blankets in minutes. It is offered in 18” strips in 10+ colors, and costs much less than a typical blanket repair ($2.95 a strip). Don’t let your horse go without a blanket just because it needs repaired! Fix it at home with StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape. Click here to view a video tutorial!

2.Velcro Restorer Brush
I am a fan of Velcro assist front closures on turnout blankets. They keep the front of the blanket closed so that it doesn’t bunch up behind the buckles after your horse has been moving around. The problem, though, is that the Velcro doesn’t stand a chance of staying clean in the barn and soon loses its effectiveness. This Velcro restorer brush brings it back to life in no time, and is cost effective to boot. It is one of those items you don’t think to shop for, but can’t live without once you own one.

3.UltraFlex® Shoulder Slicker
Even the best fitting blankets can leave rub marks on sensitive horses. If you are showing and want to prevent rubs and hair loss on the base of the mane and top of the withers, or if your horse is sensitive but needs to stay blanketed, try using a shoulder slicker. The lycra prevents friction from blanketing so hair loss is kept to a minimum. Schneiders’ UltraFlex® Shoulder Slicker is made of 8 oz durable lycra with a Velcro closure at the neck and an elastic girth strap to keep it securely in place. Our slickers are sized to fit weanlings up to large warmbloods (sizes 64 – 86).

We hope this information is helpful to you! We have plenty of blanket accessories (leg straps, bellyband extenders, blanket wash, blanket re-proofer and more) at sstack.com to make your life at the barn easier! Check out all of our cold weather solutions to make short work of your winter!

How to Measure for a Horse Blanket

Check out this useful tutorial on how to measure for a Schneiders Horse Blanket! Following these guidelines will help you find your horse’s size quickly and easily. A properly fitting blanket is essential to keeping your horses warm and comfortable, whether they are occasionally turned out or live outside 24/7. Shop sstack.com for our great variety of horse blankets and other supplies!

Have Hot Water Instantly, Even Mid-Winter!

The Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System is one of those products where once you’ve used it you cannot live without it. Have hot water in seconds, even in cold weather! This unit has so many uses in addition to bathing horses. Use it to bathe your other animals, to wash your car, to fill water buckets and to use while camping – the possibilities are endless! It is offered exclusively from Schneiders. For more information click here. To see more of our cold weather solutions, check out sstack.com!

3 Ways to Speed Up Your Barn Chores

3 Ways to Speed Up Your Barn Chores

Who wants to spend hours at the barn in the freezing cold? If it is all time spent riding, maybe. But doing barn chores? Not me. The following three innovative products are guaranteed to save you time and energy!

Dura-Tech Stablehand

Dura-Tech® Stablehand™

1. Dura-Tech® StableHand™
The StableHand™ has my vote for one of the most useful products that Schneiders offers. Filling hay bags, shavings bags and trash bags is a hassle – especially with cold hands in the winter. By inserting StableHand™ into any bag, you can transform it into a free-standing container. You don’t need someone else to hold open the bag, and you can stop wishing you had a third arm. (Click here for a video demo!) Check out our special deal offered on this item through January 31st!

 

Safety Twine Cutter

Safety Twine Cutter

2. Safety Twine Cutter
I used to always use scissors to cut open hay bales, but it worried me that I’d misplace them in my hay room or accidentally cut myself. The Safety Twine Cutter is safer and easier to use than scissors because the blade is protected and you can cut the twine in one quick motion. Plus it probably costs less than the pair of scissors you’re currently using.

 

 

Dura-Tech® Fast Wrap Polos

Dura-Tech® Fast Wrap Polos

3. Dura-Tech® Fast Wrap Polos
Why would I spend time wrapping polos when its freezing in the barn? I’d much rather use Fast Wrap Polos by Dura-Tech®. Achieve the same protection as polos in a fraction of the time, with no need to roll them up after use. At roughly the same retail price as traditional polo wraps, this one is a no-brainer. (Click here for a video demo!)

 

 

I hope these budget-friendly time savers from sstack.com help you as they’ve helped me! Check out our other cold weather solutions at Schneider Saddlery! Or watch our video demonstrating these items and more!

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Solving Frozen Water Bucket Nightmares at the Barn

Dealing with frozen buckets has to be one of the most miserable barn chores out there. I recall spending hours in the freezing cold, attacking iced-over buckets with hammers or hoof picks and leaving them turned over in the sun, hoping the big blocks of ice would melt enough to slip out. Not only was it a pain, but I also broke multiple buckets in the process. I had to keep back-up buckets for when the main ones were frozen solid. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Flatback Water Bucket from Schneiders

Flatback Water Bucket from Schneiders

I finally decided to install Schneiders’ 5 gallon flatback heated water buckets. I have a two stall barn, and put two buckets in each stall. They were larger than my other buckets but I could still fit them in the same mounted holders. I drilled holes in my stall wall so I could feed the cord through. This was one of the best decisions I ever made. My heated buckets never froze over – even on the coldest nights. No electricity? No problem. The next best solution would be to install High Country insulated bucket holders, tested to not freeze down to 15°F.

Dura-Tech® Ice Breaker & Strainer

Dura-Tech® Ice Breaker & Strainer

Water for turnout is another issue entirely. I have two solutions – either ditch your regular turnout water trough for Schneiders’ 16 gallon heated tub, or try the Dura-Tech® Ice Breaker & Strainer. The ice breaker is the most economical way to address the problem – plus you don’t have to worry about cords to heat a tub. The ice breaker and strainer is made of sturdy aluminum so you can break through the ice, while the mesh net allows you to remove the broken chunks without getting wet. The Dura-Tech® Ice Breaker & Strainer beats a sledgehammer and wet gloves any day. (For a video demo of the ice breaker, click here.)

Let’s not forget the dogs and cats! Keep their water from freezing with this heated pet bowl. It holds a whole gallon of water and is made in the USA.

I hope my frozen water solutions from sstack.com are helpful to you! They’ve made my winter much more bearable, and hopefully will ease yours as well! Check out these other barn chore solutions from Schneider Saddlery so you can make short work of winter! Or check out this video demonstrating the best ways you can beat the cold!