Then I found this !
(Sorry , tough to take pics in the barn light )
This is a garden hose reel, tough , geared reel ,holds up to 70 meters (a whole bunch ) of hose , as it winds it squeezes excess water out , closes and is a seat (in case you are tired from rolling LOL)
and has wheels on one side ,I tend to just carry it , to the tack room , but in a pinch I could roll it . Stores nicely in corner of the heated tack room and I have hose ready to go at a moments notice!
The only issue I had with is is the connector hose ,
Because it doesn't pivot well , and I was connecting and disconnecting it often , it go a bit mangled , this is after 2 years use mind you . So I went out the other day, as garden stuff is popping up in the stores now , and replaced it , I also bought quick connectors to avoid the issue in future and a sprayer end to make it easier to keep my hands dry . As my honorary nephew Robert says "minus a million" is a poor time to have wet hands!
Also picked up one of these to replace the one that has vanished! This works great for horses like my pet Raccoon Phoenix,who occasionally feels the need to wash his hay in his stock tank, if you scoop it out sooner than later the water stays nice and you don't have to empty and scrub the tank (see wet hands comment ) when it is cold . However if you have a horse like my sweet ole pal "Sh*ts where he stands" (Darling Eurus ) I have been know to bail the tank or suck out the water with the old shop vac.in order to clean it in the cold.
So there you go , some of my little tricks to make life easier. I am telling you this now , as the garden centers are starting to bring in stock and a lot of these items are tough to find in the fall and winter. but keep your eye out if you are thinking of getting them , the hose reel s run fro $50-$80, but late in the summer are often at a steep discount !
Well worth it if you can get one !
Stay safe stay warm, and keep those hands dry !