Inventing the Halter Hangar - from paper to product. (Eventually).
So, it all started ... with a little idea a few years ago, when I’d lost one too many hoof picks in the long grass and was a bit fed up with soggy head collars on the fence. “What I need”, I thought “is something to fix to a fence somehow ... something that I can keep everything in ... with a sort of a roof to keep things a bit drier ...” I had a good search online and couldn't find anything like I had in mind, so that niggling little idea stayed at the back of my brain. And then someone said “Why don't you invent it?” That seemed a whole heap to complicated and scary - not to say expensive - so I put it off and put it off, until one day I decided to try and draw what was in my head. Now, I can’t really draw, as you can see from this picture, but it did give me a starting point. And I kept thinking that if I didn’t at least try and someone else invented it instead, I’d kick myself ... It would only take me another 3 or 4 years to actually see the first Halter Hangar come out of the oven at the factory but better later than never!
I wasn't really sure how big it should be, nor how it would fix to a fence and I’m not very good at visualising things in 3D so in the best traditions of Blue Peter, I got out some cardboard, some sticky tape and a pair of scissors and had a go at making what was in my head.
I’ve got a photo of that too, somewhere, so I’ll find it and put it in my next post ... Meanwhile, Happy Wenesday, everyone! It’s going to stop raining soon ...