Category: Equine Equipment

Equine Ranch | Oat Crimpers | Manure Spreaders | Tack

When it comes to horses, the Amish make and use the highest quality tack, equine oat rollers, crimpers, manure spreaders and Ferrier supplies.

Let’s just say this unique online store specializes in Amish-made equine products to cover from the head to tail and everything equine related in-between.

Cottage Craft has been providing high-quality Amish made equine products and equipment for over a decade.

Most can quickly find Amish made furniture and quilts online but when it comes to equine equipment most just click and review the popup ads or first well-published links and never really consider or know Amish manufactured high-quality equine products even exists for the non-Amish ranchers.

Compact Manure Spreaders

The Amish E-Z manure spreader is made of the highest quality and heaviest material of any manure spreader on the market.  Just compare the overall weights and you will realize just how heavy duty the Amish are making the E-Z manure spreaders.  Heavier duty web chains, gears, sprockets and thicker metals make the E-Z manure spreaders a longer-term investment at near the same cost of the cheaper made spreaders.

Available online in 25 and 30-bushel compact manure spreader models, Cottage Craft Works can also provide the larger 75-bushel models in either two and four wheel styles.

All E-Z spreaders are ground driven and available in air tire or old-fashioned steel wheeled. E-Z spreaders can be equipped for equine use.  The E-Z spreaders are in use coast to coast in the US and have even shipped down to Australia.

Oat Crimpers

Cottage Craft Works is one of only a couple sources providing oat crimpers, also known as oat rollers, for stable side oat crimping which provides the most nutritional benefits when they are crimped fresh.  The larger CCW #3 crimper can crimp 50 lbs. of oats in just about on minute and will also crack corn and other hard grains like barley for other livestock.

Crimped oats also take less to feed in a day than non-crimped oats making these really a great investment with a short return on investment over buying crimped oats from a feed store.

Just like the Amish made manure spreaders the Amish made oat crimpers as also built well to last over the long haul using heavy duty harden rollers and machine hardware.  Most commonly ordered with an electric motor the oat crimpers can be equipped with a Honda gas engine.

Harness and Harness Pads

From show horses to draft horses Cottage Craft Works has you covered with high-quality Amish made harnesses using BioThane®. Developed in 1977 this tough material provides flexible high-performance harnesses in all types of weather and temperatures where traditional leather harnesses can become a problem.

Amish made horse pads protect the horse at critical rub points where direct horse harness contact can quickly create sores.  Horse harness and collar pads are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes.

These pads are made for hard working show and draft horses.

Farrier Horseshoeing Tools

Cottage Craft Works offers a full line of farrier tools that are both durable but also economical for the large scale and hobby equine ranchers.

These horseshoeing tools were developed and are being imported by a third-generation Amish owned shop with the highest longstanding integrity of providing only quality Ferrier tools to other Amish people.  The concept of selling them to non-Amish as another source was never considered a revenue stream.  This takes away the corporate concepts of making things as cheaply as possible just to market products to the masses for the highest profit margin.

The Amish depend on their horses and farrier tools as their main mode of transportation and means to plant and harvest their crops. They just don’t have time to tolerate inferior tools or equipment.

Cottage Craft is a full line old fashioned general store located all online for your shopping experience.  It’s like taking a trip back in time where American made quality products and ingenuity were the backbones of the USA.

From A-Z you will find old-fashioned vintage products still being made and used just like they were at the turn of the Century.


Manure Spreader

EZ- Compact Manure Spreaders



Compact Manure Spreaders | Horse Equipment | Heavy Duty

Manure Spreader

Get nearly twice the quality in a compact manure spreader for your money. E-Z Amish USA made compact manure spreaders are built using heavier materials.

E-Z spreaders use thicker metal sides, oversized gears, sprockets, heavier drive chains, and direct drive linkages on all their spreaders. EZ-spreaders weigh almost twice the weight over the competition yet are small and compact to pull with a compact tractor or ATV making them perfect for the small to large size equestrian horse and cattle ranch.

How and why do they do it in a time when companies are scrambling to cut cost?  E-Z spreaders are simply Amish made by people still living the simple life who still build things to last.

The Amish are not driven by corporate shareholder interest, don’t believe in flashy marketing budgets, and therefore just don’t need to add all that extra cost into the product.  They also don’t employ an army of staff. The EZ-Spreaders are built in a small Amish shop in Ohio where the shop owner still does much of the welding and assembly to ensure a quality product.

While others have cheapened down the quality for their drive control linkages to engage the roller chain and auger, some even going to a cable drive, E-Z spreaders still use heavy duty ratchet handles and direct connect linkages just like were used on the original patterns from the old New Idea spreaders being used at the turn of the Century.

Just compare the materials used in the E-Z spreaders.  In the thickness of the metal, 11-gauge steel compared to 13 or even 14 gauge on the competitors.  A thicker 1 3/8” axle over a 1 ¼” on the competitors and a #50 T-Rod Web roller chain while others use just a standard #50 and even a #40 roller chain.

E-Z spreaders are available in a 25, 30, 55 and 75-bushel spreader. Because the Amish still use horses for their farming E-Z spreaders can also be ordered with steel wheels and hitch hardware.

Spreaders may be equipped with a fines pan for use with sawdust and wood chip manure beddings that will not work with a traditional manure spreader made to spread straw based manure.

Spreaders are ground driven in two and four wheel models.  Poly lumber is used on the floor while steel or poly sides are available on the larger models.

E-Z spreaders are designed to make them easy to maintain. The Amish still build things to use themselves or to sell to another Amish.  They go to extra efforts to make things for easy use and maintenance such as adding tube linked grease zerks and brackets into easy to reach areas eliminating the need to crawl up and under the spreader to reach critical lubrication areas.

Because they are not on every Ad post during searches for compact manure spreaders E-Z spreaders just maybe the best kept secret and are not as well publicized as the competition.

Cottage Craft is your online source for the 25 and 30-bushel manure spreaders. Designed for the small hobby farms and ranches, these compact manure spreaders are easy to maneuver into and out of small stables and corrals.  Measuring only 3’ tall they are sized to be easily filled by hand shoveling or small compact tractor loaders.

Cottage Craft is a unique online general store featuring many hard to find old-fashioned quality Amish made products, goods, and wares for the home, farm, and ranch.

Cottage Craft Works carries Amish made harnesses and bridles as well as pads and tack for show and draft horses.

If you’re interested in the compact manure spreaders you might also like to know that Cottage Craft Works carries heavy duty Amish made oat crimper rollers.

The larger CCW #3 oat crimper will crimp 50 lbs. of oats in just about a minute and even crack corn, barley and other hard grains for other livestock feeds.

Crimped oats have reportedly provided better nutrition and equine digestion over non-crimped oats.

Crimping the oat kernel slightly breaks open the hard outer shell exposing the inside for easier absorption and digestion.

Freshly crimping the oats at the stable side just before feeding provides the highest level of nutrition rather than feed previously crimped oats from a feed store.

The return on investment for a crimper is also rather substantial as it takes less crimped oats to feed per day as it does for non-crimped oats.


E-Z Compact Manure Spreader


CCW 3# Oat Crimper

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