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    08-29-2011, 04:23 PM
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Foal
What human products do you use on your horse?

Here in the UK I use Human shampoo and conditioner to bath him in, Furniture polish in his tail to untangle it, Aqueous cream on his feet and I also make my own fly repellent. So what cheaper alternatives do you use?
     
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    08-29-2011, 04:31 PM
  #2
Showing
Eh, I wouldn't use furniture polish as a detangler.

You can buy plenty of inexpensive ethnic hair care products that don't have all the chemicals that furniture polish does.

Generic Metamucil instead of Sand Clear. Both have the same active ingredient; psyllium fiber.

Cheap disposable diapers are great for wrapping wounds and poultices.

A mixture of 4 ounces of bleach, 4 ounces of generic Listerine, and 8 ounces of water to combat scratches or any other type of fungus.

Dilute bleach in water to combat thrush.
     
    08-29-2011, 04:34 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Eh, I wouldn't use furniture polish as a detangler.

You can buy plenty of inexpensive ethnic hair care products that don't have all the chemicals that furniture polish does.

Generic Metamucil instead of Sand Clear. Both have the same active ingredient; psyllium fiber.

Cheap disposable diapers are great for wrapping wounds and poultices.

A mixture of 4 ounces of bleach, 4 ounces of generic Listerine, and 8 ounces of water to combat scratches or any other type of fungus.

Dilute bleach in water to combat thrush.

Furniture polish works perfectly fine and does not damage his tail, 95% of pro show rider use it over here :)
     
    08-29-2011, 04:37 PM
  #4
Showing
I'll stick with the ethnic hair care products. At least they're manufactured to be used on hair. I'd be a little concerned that the chemicals in the furniture polish are being absorbed into the animal's skin.
     
    08-29-2011, 04:39 PM
  #5
Foal
It doesn't touch is skin, over here 'ethnic' hair products are more expensive than anything else!
     
    08-29-2011, 05:10 PM
  #6
Foal
I use BLUE dawn dish soap to wash my horse it works great to detangle a mane and tale but leaves a shinny shimmering coat.
     
    08-29-2011, 05:18 PM
  #7
Showing
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Originally Posted by Buzzby    
It doesn't touch is skin, over here 'ethnic' hair products are more expensive than anything else!
Anything you spray on a horse's tail is going to be absorbed into its skin. Really now, you should know that.

I'm not sure why the ethnic hair care products would cost more than something with 'equine' in the title, but I don't live in the UK so have no basis for price comparisons.
     
    08-29-2011, 05:22 PM
  #8
Foal
Because sadly the UK is still a racist country no matter how the government try to deny it, the fact we still have separate 'ethnic' sections in the supermarkets just goes to show it :(
     
    08-29-2011, 05:43 PM
  #9
Started
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Originally Posted by Buzzby    
Because sadly the UK is still a racist country no matter how the government try to deny it, the fact we still have separate 'ethnic' sections in the supermarkets just goes to show it :(
I'm confused!

By "ethnic sections", do you mean that only someone of a particular race can purchase items from this section? Or is there an aisle of Mexican food, an aisle of Asian food, etc that anyone can purchase?
     
    08-29-2011, 05:53 PM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Buzzby    
Because sadly the UK is still a racist country no matter how the government try to deny it, the fact we still have separate 'ethnic' sections in the supermarkets just goes to show it :(

Uh...its like that here too. There are seperate isles in the supermarket for ethnic food, makes it easier to find the taco seasoning than having it mixed in with everything else!!

Anyway, I use sunscreen and aloe vera lotion on my pink skinned horse. I use to make fly spray out of pine sol and apple cider vinegar, and spraying Listerine is great for keeping the flies away.
     

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