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Tip of the Day – DIY Stores


One of my best ever DIY store purchases. 8 years old and still going strong.

I have to admit I love DIY stores. Ask me to go and buy something for the house and I come out in hives, but give me time to rummage for horsey gems then I am a happy bunny! The prices are usually really reasonable.

Great value things from DIY stores have been:

  • Buckets
  • Mounting Blocks
  • Storage tubs
  • Screwdrivers for cleaning studs
  • An amazing grooming box
  • Spanners for studs
  • Magnetic dish for studs
  • Sponges for washing off
  • Leather hole punch
  • Containers for Studs
  • WD40
  • Electrical tape
  • Hosepipe stuff

I am sure there is lots I have missed out on but you get the gist! The one thing I keep meaning to try is using expandable foam in stud holes but I need to do a bit more research before going there!


About the author


An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.


  • General stable improvements – Dad built me a lovely hay box, Pipe insulation a plenty and numerous hooks for rugs/coats!

  • Funny thing is when you go in the DIY stores there seem to be people happily buying stuff for their homes, with not a thought about horses …. don’t get that. 🙂