Cleaning Tips: What to do about rust

A few tricks I’ll have to try…

Two Horse Tack Blog

Everyone’s trying to enjoy the last few days of nice weather with trail rides, horse shows, and clinics galore. On our way out of the tack room recently, one of us grabbed a spare lead rope for the trailer and was horrified to discover the snap had rusted shut. Gross.

Fortunately, there are a few natural remedies for rust on your tack. Of course, if you’re really clever, you can avoid the problem altogether by buying from our shop, where all our products come with no-rust guaranteed stainless steel hardware.

–Soak it in white vinegar and water for several hours or overnight before scrubbing. Using crumpled aluminum foil for the scrub will make this job easier.

–Go the margarita route! Sprinkle the affected area with salt and scrub with lime juice

–Make a paste of baking soda and water, and scrub the rusted area

–Use a potato–yes, a potato–cut it…

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Goin’ Bush…

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Taking the kids bush, something I haven’t done for a while. I used to load up the car and just go, dragging one of the kids with me. This time they’re both coming so it should be awesome. The destination this time is Saltwater creek in the Ben Boyd NP. The attached photo is one of the locals which often hang around the camp sites hoping to pick up a few scaps. Continue reading

Spring is here…

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Spring is here!! This is the season when it all starts, the weather gets better, the days get longer and everything comes to life. Snake season has already started and I’m hoping to have a bit more involvement this year than I have in the last few.

Couldn’t help laughing when a guy rang me the other day and pointed out “I’ve been bitten by a snake” Continue reading