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post #1 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Household items on horses???

Sooo, I have seen all these posts with people using all sorts of "human" stuff on their horses and I am just curious as to what everyone uses and for what ailment?!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 06:55 PM
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Last year the horse flys were just awful. I tried all sorts of home remedys because I felt I was overdoing it with the pesticides.
I acually mixed up a concoction of ac vinagar, garlic, a leave in human conditioner and a bounce drier sheet in a bowl strained it, cut it with water and sprayed it on my horse. She smelled pretty funky but it did work.
I also mix a gloppy mess of bees wax and pine tar, melt it on the stove and put it on their hooves with a paint brush when its been really wet.
I use ac vinagar for a lot of things even on myself.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 07:19 PM
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I also found a "recipe" for fly spray that I used last year. It was equal parts vinegar and dishwashing liquid(like dawn) and then a lot of water. I agree that it definitely smelled funky but seemed to wok well. I also use a lot of human shampoos and conditioners and detanglers when bathing.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 01:10 AM
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hair spray removes hoof black if you make a boo boo

wool wash is great for white legs.

I often buy purple toner form the beauty supplies place and mix it with normal shampoo to make an inexpensive 'purple shampoo'

Boot polish is a good cover up for scrapes and knocks.

baby oil is the perfect non sticky face makeup

i could be here all night so that will do for now :P

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 06:25 AM
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Dryer sheets are great for taking the static out of manes n tails

Baby powder is good for making white spots whiter before a show

Black markers are good for making the 'knuckles' black before a show

Olive oil spray will make their hair shiny

Hows that?? :P
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 07:28 AM
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Oh yes the dryer sheet is a great one I forgot about. I keep one in my brush bucket to help keep the static down. I also use static guard on my brushes.

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-10-2008, 01:54 AM
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i use Mr Sheen to get knots out of tails... it makes it really shiny too

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-10-2008, 03:08 PM
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I have a homemade whitening paste. All you do is mix one part hydrogen peroxide, one part milk of magnesia and enough cornstarch to give it the consistency of elmers school glue. You put it on any white markings and brush it off the next day when it's dry. I have yet to use it on my horse but I use it on show dogs (samoyeds) all the time and they need to be extra, extra white for the ring and it works. Heavy stains will need more than one application. How many depends on the stain. And it won't hurt if ingested. The younger dogs eat it sometimes and they're always just fine. The milk of magnesia might cause some diarrhea, but that's what it's supposed to do, so no big deal.
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