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post #1 of 8 Old 09-28-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Bacon Grease on hooves

I met someone today that says they use bacon grease on their horses hooves as a conditioner. She said other than the horses disliking the meaty smell there are no bad side affects. Has anyone else heard of or tried this?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-29-2011, 05:11 PM
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Nope.. I soak in some hoof marvel with a sponge or sometimes spray it on. I'm sure you could use bacon grease but I'd be concerned about attracting flies.
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Wow that's an interesting one. I would also be concerned about attracting more flies. I bought Hooflex, it's amazing!
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-29-2011, 05:15 PM
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Actuall, that was my dads favorite hoof dressing "back in the day"....(40 yrs ago). He was a trainer back in the 1930's, and that was what they used, so naturally, when I got my horses that was what I used also. At the time it was fine, as I recall, but then my horses had shoes too. I no longer use it, and have heard it is drying, which, considering all the salt in bacon, makes perfect sense. Corona hoof dressing if anything, but I rarely use anything. I have found their feet are best without. Dressing tends to soften them.

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We used to put it on any scabs, saddle sores and behind the pasterns for scratches. Used to keep a metal coffee can in the garage! It was only about 30 years ago though....
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Exactly with the coffee can, complete with the paint brush ahndle stuck thru a hole in the lid. But for cuts, etc-vaseline mixed with sulpher powder, which I still used on the small ones.
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We used to put it on any scabs, saddle sores and behind the pasterns for scratches. Used to keep a metal coffee can in the garage! It was only about 30 years ago though....

There was one of those cans in my barn many moons ago too. It was my grandpa's go to for scabs & scratches. He swore it would keep any hair from growing back in white when they scarred. He still tells me I waste money on underwoods and should just fry some bacon

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You know, of course it was very painful to put how many years ago it was. Of course I was a mere child at the time ;D

I do not now, however, have a can of bacon grease. I have all kinds of other stuff that may not be much better but cost a lot more. The hair never grew in white either, I must add.
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