Here is an old way to twist your stirrups so they don't put so much pressure on your knees. Some wet the leather first then twist and hang a heavy item, a bucket filled with water here, so when the leather dries it will keep your stirrups hanging so it is
Use a bucket in an insulated tank to prevent water freezing. Insulate with foam, hay, straw or manure. The manure is a good idea! The muck heap stays so warm all winter. Could do a similar thing with water pipes.
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