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        09-17-2011, 08:52 PM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by IndiesaurusRex    
    Oh yeah, forgot to say, make sure they're cold!! Don't think they'd appreciate a boiling hot teabag on their eye!!
    Lol yeah I figured as much Thanks


    Thanks everyone, keep them coming!
         
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        09-18-2011, 04:19 AM
      #22
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by happygoose123    
    I also didnt mean I was going to go out and just do everything everyone has sugested. I just meant I was going to go and try the dish washing liquid to make them shiney. I realise it may be harsh on the skin but it will only do damage if the horse has sensitive skin and it is used often or long periods of time. I was only going to use it once to see how it works. I know you are just trying to help and all your info is GREAT! You probably didnt mean to but you just sounded a but nit picky is all
    Yeah, no worries, not assuming you would, but many do, so it was a 'generic' type warning!
         
        09-18-2011, 05:43 AM
      #23
    Yearling
    Vasiline on the gelding's sheaths keep the insect bites down in the summer. I also rub it on their chestnuts to soften before I peel them off.

    Apple Cider Vinegar in the water trough. I find it helps with a minor cough, plus whatever it makes the horse sweat out helps to repel insects as well.

    An old farmer told me they used to feed potato peelings to the work horses as a worming aid long ago.
         
        09-18-2011, 06:08 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    Thanks red_gate_farm. That's really interesting about the potato peels.

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    Originally Posted by loosie    
    Yeah, no worries, not assuming you would, but many do, so it was a 'generic' type warning!
    No problem that's the biggest thing I hate about these forums. People take everything the wrong way. You can express tone or facial expressions so you have to be really careful about what you say and spend 5 hours wording a sentence so people don't think your 'abusing' them or miss treating your horse and stuff like that....... lol
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        09-18-2011, 07:57 AM
      #25
    Banned
    Oh I just remembered this morning when I was using it! I dunno if someone has posted it yet, sure they have, but I'll post it anyways LOL.

    Tea tree oil!! Indie had a halter misfortune when she was a baby, and it left a very noticeable mark right on her nose bridge and sometimes it can be difficult to keep the hair growing there. I keep a bottle of tea tree ointment in my kit and it helps keep her nose from looking too abnormal, also worked really well on a really bad saddle sore she had last month, cleared it up in two weeks.
    It's a little pricey... BUT, the 4 fluid ounce bottle I have has kept me for two years, and it's only half empty!
    So that could be something worth looking into :)
         
        09-18-2011, 05:54 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Thanks Tianimals! I have some tea tree oil already, ill have to keep that in mind :)
         
        09-18-2011, 10:43 PM
      #27
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by happygoose123    
    Thanks red_gate_farm. That's really interesting about the potato peels.


    No problem that's the biggest thing I hate about these forums. People take everything the wrong way. You can express tone or facial expressions so you have to be really careful about what you say and spend 5 hours wording a sentence so people don't think your 'abusing' them or miss treating your horse and stuff like that....... lol
    Hear you loud & clear!! We all need to be 'charitable' in how we read & reply to eachother's posts, I reckon! Easy enough to take someone the wrong way when speaking face to face.

    Never heard the potato peelings, but horsemasters of old also used to use copper sulphate to worm. According to an equine vet/nutritionist I used to know, since a 'Natural Horse Care' book came out some time back, dosing with copper bacame popular again(& it is one trace min. That's often deficient). Trouble is, while there were no obvious symptoms, he told me the couple of horses that were treated this way that he(or someone he worked with perhaps - was told this about 15 years ago) did autopsies on had luminous blue livers!!

    I've used copper to soak horse's feet when they're badly seedy & suggested a friend did this, saying you can tell it gets in, because the softer areas are still blue-ish a few weeks later when trimming. She said she'd seen that before..... she'd 'wormed' her horse according to that book a few times & the mare's feet went blue!! So... both examples only anecdotal, but enough for me... natural or not!!
         

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