We love good domestic finds from unexpected sources–in this case, equestrian supply stores–such as these sturdy utilitarian hardware items designed for holding horse tack and other stable supplies.
Above: A set of five hooks from premium barn-equipment maker Stubbs in England is designed for hanging tack. Each hook measures six inches tall. The Stubbs Bridle Hook Set is available through Stubbs England.
Above: The 41-inch Collapsible Horse Clothing Bar is fabricated of rust-resistant galvanized steel tubing. Available in a shiny black or silver finish for $25.99 at Dover.
Above: For a rustic look, consider the Newport Galvanized Blanket Bar, made of rust-proof galvanized metal tubing; from Dover Saddlery.
Above: We like the practical hooks at either end of this blanket bar, designed for horse blanket storage. Made of powder-coated steel and measuring 37 inches in length, the Easy-Up Horsewear Bar with Tack Hangers is $32.40 at Schneiders.
Above: The Solid Wood Blanket Rack features four 24-inch dowels; could be used domestically to hang sweaters or the like; $29.99 at Dover Saddlery.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 4, 2011.