While equestrian catalogs and tack stores may be your go-to for barn supplies, you can find many items at your local Dollar Store.
Let's face it: horseback riding is an expensive sport. And while it's always nice to save money, it becomes even more important when you're riding or own a horse on a budget. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can save money, even when you're buying horse supplies.
Simply head to the Dollar Store.
As this video shows, the Dollar Store is a great source for all kinds of items that you can use around the barn. From grooming totes to mints to hooks for your tack room wall, you can find tons of great items for sale - and all for just $1.
When you head out to your local Dollar Store, consider looking for these other items, too: duct tape, buckets, bandage materials, shampoo, baby powder, flashlights, batteries, and more.
There are some other items that you can save money on by purchasing at a big box store. The next time you need to buy Betadine, a thermometer, Epsom salt, sheet cotton, double-end snaps, antibiotic ointment, and other common items, check to see if your local stores have them before you order them online. Chances are that you can save money by buying these items in big box stores, rather than from equine retailers.
If you need to further save money, then think about picking up tack, blankets, and other supplies used. You can visit a tack shop which offers a consignment section, but many of these items are also available from sellers online.
When you're buying a used item, make sure that it can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to avoid potentially spreading disease to your horse. You'll also want to make sure to get plenty of pictures of the item, and use a trusted payment method for the transaction.
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