Barn Hack, Hose Reminder


Lucky enough to have a horse.


Put an elastic bracelet around your pump handle/hose faucet/whatever. When you turn on the hose, put the bracelet on your wrist. When you turn off the hose, return bracelet to handle/faucet. If the bracelet is still on your wrist, you have forgotten to turn off the water.

I have been doing this since I read about it and found a suitable wristlet. Brilliant. Credit to Darlene Flanagan, posted on the Facebook group Ingenious Horse Care Tips from Seasoned Horse People.

The original post used an plastic coil, which is nice because it is weatherproof. The fabric elastic above is not ideal, but it’s what I had. A rubberband might work but would have to be the right size not to fall off or be too tight. I’ve also been surprise how quickly the rubber rots over time. YMMV.
Shout out for a special day.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horse Care, Horses

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