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post #11 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 03:24 PM
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WD-40 shines up hooves.
Corn starch keeps mane and tail from "freezing" in winter
10% sulphur gel grows out mane and tail
baby powder and corn starch brightens white
vasoline brightens eyes and muzzle

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post #12 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 03:26 PM
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O and...
Vinigar is a good feed through fly repelent
Pledge wipes makes the horse shiny!

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post #13 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 06:43 PM
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Used human hair clippers are great for bridle paths or trimming up the face and legs for neatness.

Feed 1/4 cup of soy oil (or any vegetable oil) mixed into your horses feed for a shiney coat.

Baby wipes are great for dusty faces.

Children's hair detangler works well on horses.

Used paddle brushes and wide tooth combs tend to make their way to my grooming bin. They work better than the "horse specific" combs and brushes.

Dish soap applicators work great for applying fly spray for horses that are nervous with squirt bottles or for applying repellent to the face.

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post #14 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 08:15 PM
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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?
Oops sorry Benny, I didn't see your post =P My email decided not to tell me..
We usually buy it used from the fish and chip shops. The horses love it and it hasn't effected their health. It should work just as well fresh or from the place that you work. I don't think it matters where it comes from. I'm not sure how it works exactly, but it just adds fat to them (which is GREAT for Thoroughbred owners) and shines up their coat. Canola oil has the same effect. I'll google the effects for you later =]

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post #15 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 08:45 PM
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WD-40 shines up hooves.
Corn starch keeps mane and tail from "freezing" in winter
10% sulphur gel grows out mane and tail
baby powder and corn starch brightens white
vasoline brightens eyes and muzzle
Haha, I like the 'WD-40' Dad always has a can of that laying around.

How does the sulphur gel work? Where do you buy it? My horse has the thinnish/and shortest mane of -all- my horses. It's weird so thin and short.

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Oops sorry Benny, I didn't see your post =P My email decided not to tell me..
We usually buy it used from the fish and chip shops. The horses love it and it hasn't effected their health. It should work just as well fresh or from the place that you work. I don't think it matters where it comes from. I'm not sure how it works exactly, but it just adds fat to them (which is GREAT for Thoroughbred owners) and shines up their coat. Canola oil has the same effect. I'll google the effects for you later =]
Haha, that's okay. I get that it doesn't email me sometimes.
But thanks! I'll have to ask them next time I go in.
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post #16 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 09:15 PM
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Fly Spray

2 cups white vinegar
1 cup of Avon Skin So Soft (orignal scent)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon eucalptus oil


Mix in a spray bottle and apply!


Mane and tail detangler


Calgon Bath oil beads( dry)
Water

Miz the calgon with water( one part calgon to 3 parts water) in spray bottle.
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post #17 of 106 Old 08-20-2010, 09:50 PM
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After a particularly hard work out, wash your horse down with this

1 bottle green menthol rubbing alcohol (sold at your local pharmacy...usually less than $1)
2 or so gallons of water.

Take a sponge and drench them in it.

Straight menthol rubbing alcohol works great as a linament and can help with sore legs and is WAY cheaper than Absorbine!

If used every day, it will dry the coat out unless you rinse. I only do this every now and again or if a horse turns up sore the next day. If you need to use it more than once a week...let the mix set for 10 minutes and then rinse.
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post #18 of 106 Old 08-26-2010, 03:55 PM
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I use this rolling tool chest from Stanley to keep my brushes and all in. The bottom part is just the right size to keep my spray bottles in. I love it, I can roll it to where I need it, and all of my stuff is kept together.



I also use a waitress apron(the kind that ties around your waist & has three pockets) to keep my mane and tail banding supplies close at hand when I'm banding.

I also use the little to go containers of Q-tips (once they are empty) to keep banding rubber bands in. I use two colors, black and white, so I can keep plenty of them in my apron.



That's all I can think of for now, I'm sure that I'll think of something else, when I go to the barn this evening.
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post #19 of 106 Old 08-26-2010, 06:15 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^
I love that rolling chest. What a great idea!!!
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post #20 of 106 Old 08-27-2010, 01:39 PM
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I think I paid like $40.00 for it, but it was well worth it. I actually kind of wish I had another one to put my polo wraps and boots in, but that might upset my husband, since he made me a box for those. I'll have to take a picture and post it for everyone to see. It turned out really nice, I just have to polyurethane it before I can use it at the barn.
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