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post #1 of 106 Old 08-13-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Home Remedies (Grooming Edition)

Everyone knows horse products can be kind of expensive.. well I started this thread so we can all share our home remedies and cheap alternatives to fancy grooming products.

So whether it is a certain brand of cheap human shampoo that makes your horse super clean, your own recipe for fly spray or fungus remover, or maybe even how you organize your grooming stuff!

Anything's game, time to spill!

*Oh, and no bashing on other user's posts. Unless you know for a fact that it is wrong and/or harmful to a horse.*

(I have also started a thread in Health, Tack and Equipment, and Stables and Barns for remedies in those categories, so keep your tips in this thread strictly related to Horse Grooming)

Sooooo... here's my tip:
Mix up some white vinegar and Avon Skin-So-Soft in a spray bottle and spray on your horse after hosing him off to help with pesky bugs and give your horse a nice shine

One thing I've learned working with horses: You can FORCE a horse to do something on a tight rein and he might do what you ask or you can TEACH a horse to do something on a loose rein and he will do it willingly with his heart.

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post #2 of 106 Old 08-13-2010, 01:53 PM
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Well, you took my favorite!!

Rain rott, spray with scrubbing bubbles and scrub off, keeps it from coming back, Louisiana is rain rott haven this year.
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post #3 of 106 Old 08-13-2010, 06:54 PM
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I like to comb a little olive oil through my horse's mane and tail to keep it shiny, healthy and make it less easy for burrs to stick. Olive oil is a miracle. Lol

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post #4 of 106 Old 08-14-2010, 05:52 PM
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I have a few.
1. Concentrated Mane N' Tail conditioner in a spray bottle for knotted manes and tails
2. Diluted Lineament in a spray bottle to rub them down after a work out. It really helps to get rid of sweat stains.
3. 2 grooming mitts for the legs. Put one on each hand and rug vigorously in opposite directions on the legs! Really helpful for spring time! Parts
4.8 parts Infusium leave in people conditioner and 1 part Listerine mouth wash in a spray bottle for the tops of the tails. Stops rubbing and helps hair regrowth!
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post #5 of 106 Old 08-14-2010, 11:14 PM
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- Using Mr Sheen furniture polish on tails to make them shine up for shows.
- Using a hacksaw blade on its side is great for getting rid of winter coats in summer.
- A mixture of baby oil and dettol/betadine is great for getting rid of rain rot and other skin problems.
- Apply human hair spray onto hooves after using hoof black to make the hoof stay black and make it shiny.
- The oil left over from frying chips at fish and chip shops are great for adding shine to coats and bulking up. Just one cup each night with their feed.

And that's all I can think of right now. =]
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post #6 of 106 Old 08-15-2010, 11:10 AM
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Ellygraceee- Do you buy that used from the fish and chip shops? Or does it work just as well fresh, not from a chip shop? And how does that work?
Just wondering, I work at a takeaway joint, would the oil from cooking the chips in that work as well?
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post #7 of 106 Old 08-15-2010, 04:37 PM
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Fly spray: 2 cups white vinegar, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp. Eucalyptus oil
I've found it works just as well but not better than sprays on the market.
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post #8 of 106 Old 08-15-2010, 10:21 PM
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Fly spray: 2 cups white vinegar, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp. Eucalyptus oil
I've found it works just as well but not better than sprays on the market.
Where do you purchase eucalyptus oil from?
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post #9 of 106 Old 08-15-2010, 11:02 PM
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I buy eucalyptus oil from a "Whole Foods" store in my city. It is an essential oil that probably can be found in health food stores, natural medicine stores, etc. You can also use citronella oil but I don't have a recipe for that remedy.
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post #10 of 106 Old 08-15-2010, 11:02 PM
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I don't know about over there, but here in Australia, you can buy it from any shop. We mainly get it from the supermarkets, in the isle with the cotton balls and band-aids, I think.
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