I realise you would like to use them as they are heavy weight adn if taped last a long time, in addition if you use the wide mouth ones you can use the cap as a water dish. If you cut a whole in the sides they can be used as call back bottles for your trianing quail. however... use the AZ Tea jugs you can repalce them easily and the tea is pretty good. A fold up water bowl is cheap and can be clipped to your collar that holds the bottle to the saddle. PS email me about your photos on facebook.