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Sharing What I Have Leaned

Sometimes I feel like Macgyver, you know, the guy who can go out into the wilderness and build you a shopping mall with a paperclip, stick of gum and some string. That guy is amazing. Granted, he is a fictional character but still, I feel like that most of the time.

If you have been visiting my blog for any amount of time, you can see that I am a real diy type person. And I don’t like to spend money. Well, let me rephrase that…

I do enjoy spending money, I just don’t have an endless supply of it to spend. This can be challenging especially if you have horses. There is always something to spend money on when it comes to horses.

And I have always done diy projects around my home, and especially in my barn. As evidenced by the amount of posts I have created for this blog over the past year and a half that it has been in existence.

Make Wall Art With Breyer Model Horses

But finding all of that information can be hard, even for me. I am going to take my favorite diy projects, and put them into a book. A real, tangible book that you can pick up and read. It may just be me, but I like being able to physically hold a book, and flip through the pages.

I have written multiple books, mostly related to building horse jumps. I am obsessed with building horse jumps. And it has been a while since I have written a physical book. So I have decided I am going to put together my favorites and share them with the world, again. I have so many ideas dancing through my head that I have to put them down to paper, or computer as the case may be.

A New Book Idea

I am not sure how many projects will be in the book, or even how many chapters. But I think it’s going to go a little something like this:

  • Tack Room Projects
  • Homemade Grooming Products
  • Horse Décor
  • Homemade Horse Jumps
  • Stall Projects

And each heading will have projects related to the subheading of that chapter. Do you know how many diy projects I could make in each of those categories? A lot. So I think I will take my favorites and put them together for people to see, and use the ideas to be their own Budget Equestrian.

sharing my ideas in a book

When Will It Be Available?

I am going to have a lot of down time in the coming month or so. And not the best kind of down time, because I won’t be able to ride my horses, or go to my weekly riding lesson. And I must have something to do to keep my busy or I fear my mind will explode.

With a lot of typing, and fine tuning different projects, I am fairly confident I can get this book ready in about 8 weeks. As I don’t know when I will be having surgery, so no time like the present to start writing, right?

I think I will shoot for a release date of July 1, 2018. We will see if I am able to complete this task, and I am confident I can do it. I love to write and do projects especially those that are related to horses and saving money. And being able to share what I have learned with others is something I really like to do.

What Would You Make?

And I would bet you have some things you have always wanted to make for yourself and your horses. If you could make anything for your horse, what would it be? What would you like to make? I am always looking for ideas and would love to know what you would like to make.  I think I might make a challenge of this, and if I get some people to leave a comment with what they would make, I might just have to build it and put it in the book.

sharing my ideas and yours

So if you have ever wanted to make something for your horse, but you weren’t sure how to do it, leave your idea down in a comment below. Maybe I will bring your idea to life, and show you how you can do it too!



I am horse crazy and love DIY projects, and finding great deals on everything horse related. When I have a new idea, or find a great deal I love sharing this information with you........AND just to have FULL Disclosure:Affiliate Disclaimer: Some of the blog posts on my site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants, and not myself. Some of the links that I post on my site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive an affiliate commission.* I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn a commission by linking to and affiliated sites. *Disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    12 replies to "Sharing What I Have Learned – In A Book"

    • Justin

      Hi Lisa,

      fantastic job on this blog, I was enjoying your posts on a near daily basis when they suddenly stopped showing up in my primary email folder in gmail. Looked in the spam folder and saw your most recent posts had been flagged as spam. I did mark them “not spam” so they are back in my primary email folder again but wanted to let you know as many of your other subscribers are probably wondering why your posts appear to have stopped.

      Keep up the great work!


    • Kayla Pearson

      I would monogram my saddle pads and blankets and polo shirts if I had a cheap and easy way without sewing. I would also like to make signs at my house. I love DIY that is easy!

      • Lisa

        Great ideas Kayla!

    • Tonya Fisher

      I will definitely get the book when it’s released.I really want to make a blanket bar for my tack room. I’m also in the process of making a blanket for my horse.Thank you and keep up with the great ideas.

      • Lisa

        These are great Tonya!

    • Cedar

      I always wanted to make a DIY horse trailer kit, by bedazzling it to match all my other supplies. would it be possible for you to show us how we can do that.

      • Lisa

        I like that idea!

        • Cedar

          thanks I just subscribe to your channel through email. you are awesome.

    • DJ

      I’d definitely buy it! I’d like to see maybe some DIY saddle pads as my favorite pads (Ogilvy baby pads) only come in boring, er, conservative colors (and I have to have extra long pads because any saddle I buy has to have a forward flap and most pads don’t fit all that well, plus I have to have ones with a bunch of wither relief/clearance because I have a Thoroughbred). I’ve also always wanted to make my own fly bonnets, and my horse’s giant ears don’t fit in a lot of the store-bought ones which is a bummer, because I have several colors that I’d love to use on him but the bonnets I have in that color are a brand that don’t fit!
      Really, I’d also love to see DIY biothane halters and bridles and such, but I don’t even have a sewing machine capable of stitching something like that and I imagine most others wouldn’t either! I just want a convertible halter/bitless bridle. There aren’t a lot of those.
      Hm, and I’d love to build some trail obstacles (i.e. bridges).
      I could probably come up with a hundred things if I stopped to think long enough, but whatever you choose I’m sure will be fun!

      • Lisa

        Oh wow! I could write an entire book just on the things you mentioned! That is great! Thank you so much for your ideas! I think it would be fun to make a fly bonnet, and I have been working on how to make an Ogilvy half pad. I know it isn’t that difficult, but I am not really a seamstress, but I have been wanting to do this for a while now. I think I will have to do it!
        Thank you so much!

    • Lori Cucuz

      Hi, Is your book available now? Thank you!

      • Lisa

        Hi Lori 🙂
        It is just about complete, and it will be ready for the world soon. I am planning to have it available on Thanksgiving weekend and I will be sharing more about that soon. Thank you for remembering!!!!

        ~ Lisa

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