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post #21 of 64 Old 10-24-2008, 02:58 PM
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I have now wacoom cleaned the pony I'm borrowing. It removed much more dust than the brushingdid, at least :P


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post #22 of 64 Old 10-24-2008, 03:07 PM
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-Pledge. WARNING: Do NOT use if you are tested at shows/racing. Not too sure if anything will come up but you never know. We use Pledge when the horses manes and tails are caked with mud or have "rats nest" like knots. Helps keep hair from breaking. Also baby oil works wonders!

-Sun Flower Oil. Feed a cap full to your horse at every feeding time and within about a month your horses coat will begin to shine. Also heard about using corn oil as well.

-Bot Eggs? I use to spend countless hours using scizzors to scrape away bot eggs. Now I use a PUMICE STONE. Just brush it over the eggs and POOF they disappear!

-Rubbing Tail? If deworming doesnt seem to quell the tail rubbing, put LISTERINE on a clothe and soak the effected part of the tail. Been told by older horse men that it kills any parasites that may be causing an itch. Worked For Me!

- Hoof Care. Dont like wasting money on expensive "name brand" hoof care items. Use left over car oil for hoof oil. Never have I had a "toxic" problem and it keeps hooves supple and healthy looking.


Nothing that I have listed has ever caused me a problem with my horses. Good Luck =) Ill definately be keeping an eye on this thread!

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post #23 of 64 Old 10-30-2008, 02:27 PM
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-Cowboy Magic products are awesome! I've used their SuperBody Shine and GreenSpot Remover (like waterless shampoo...perfect for winter) and they are amazing! =)
um can't think of anything else........=/
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post #24 of 64 Old 10-30-2008, 02:43 PM
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-Sun Flower Oil. Feed a cap full to your horse at every feeding time and within about a month your horses coat will begin to shine. Also heard about using corn oil as well.


corn oil will wor too but too much will fatten them up too...fyi

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post #25 of 64 Old 10-31-2008, 09:39 AM
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I have to agree with IrishRider, I LOVE the slick & easy blocks, I have a white horse and he loves to get dirty like so dirty I call him my Paintabian (hes a Arab) I went over him a couple of times with it and it looked like he took a bath!!. I use to give my horse a bath with cowboy magic but now i use Sharpleys... uhh... dang it i cant think of the full name but its Sharpleys whitning soap. He ALWAYS had a yellow spot on his hock with the cowboy magic.. I tried the sharpleys, Rubbed it in waited a couple of minutes and POFF it was gone...

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post #26 of 64 Old 11-01-2008, 10:20 AM
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In Texas, we have have flies like crazy not to mention the biggest mosquitoes you've ever seen! My horses use to also have fungus on their legs really bad during the wet season... The mixture I swear by...I put a cap full of baby oil, Listerine (the yellowish color only!), and Fly spray together. It does a few things... the listerine kills any fungus, the baby oil keeps their coat shiny and keeps the gnats and ticks off, and the fly well keeps off insects. No more problems with any of this. Have used it for years.

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post #27 of 64 Old 11-01-2008, 11:28 AM
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-Rubbing Tail? If deworming doesnt seem to quell the tail rubbing, put LISTERINE on a clothe and soak the effected part of the tail. Been told by older horse men that it kills any parasites that may be causing an itch. Worked For Me!
I will have to try this, Tana is always rubbing her tail! Thanks for the top Kate!
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post #28 of 64 Old 11-07-2008, 04:49 AM
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Head&Shoulders shampoo for dandruffy manes - works wonders!

Wow - toothpaste to clean the bit is a good idea, I'm gunna try that - I hate sitting there scraping it all off with your fingernails!

Another tip, probably fairly obvious - If your horse's mane never sits on one side of the neck, wet the bristles of your body brush and brush it all over to the side you want. When it dries it will stay there (well, at least long enough for your ride =P) but I found that after I did this every time I groomed my horse, after about a week, my horse's mane has stayed on that side.

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post #29 of 64 Old 11-07-2008, 09:18 AM
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Wow, great thread, awesome tips!

I don't have anything to add, really. I guess I'll just say something most of you are probably already doing: I'm really careful to always brush, or even sponge if needed, the bridle marks off Arrow's face, over his forehead, and around his ears after a ride. It makes them so much more comfortable! Arrow's always good about it, but yesterday it was 70 degrees in Ohio, and he has a full winter coat almost! When I brought out the water and the sponge, he dropped his head almost to the ground for the first time ever and closed his eyes and waited--he was just begging me to sponge all that sticky sweat away!
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post #30 of 64 Old 11-07-2008, 12:45 PM
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-Bot Eggs? I use to spend countless hours using scizzors to scrape away bot eggs. Now I use a PUMICE STONE. Just brush it over the eggs and POOF they disappear!

Can you elaborate on these "bot eggs" Where are they coming from? Where do they show up?

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