• katesturgess1

Inventing the Halter Hangar - from paper to product. (Eventually).

No more soggy head collars!

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 ...

Isn’t it??

#lovehorses #horseowners #ponies



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Hello! My name's Kate and I'm a life-long horse owner of the DIY variety.

The Halter Hangars and the Lick Safe are ideas that have been floating around my head for a few years. I started with the Hangars, as I was thoroughly fed up with wet head collars and losing hoof-picks in the long grass by my field gate. And then when I saw how successful the hood-shape was at keeping out the rain, I developed the Lick Safe.
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If you'd like any extra information, please do contact me: kate@byhiggins.com

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