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    08-06-2008, 02:21 AM
You can also use peanut butter.....
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    08-25-2008, 03:08 PM
For sticky sap and all, I use peanut butter. Leave the peanut butter on for a couple hours and wipe it off with a warm damp rag. It WORKS! Use it everyday until it fades away.

WD40, I've heard for the hooves. For cracks and dryness. I used it on my horses hooves and its actually worked ! Its cleared up cracks and the brittleness .
    08-25-2008, 09:50 PM
I have used dawn dishwashing soap on a horse before because they got into something sticky/greasy and it worked great. I would not use it a lot because it can dry them out, but I know that it did work great to remove whatever my horse had gotten into. I used the dawn original (blue soap) and lathered the horse up and I let it sit for about 10 minuted before washing it off and then there was a few places I did touch ups on with it over the next couple days to get it out completely.
    08-26-2008, 12:39 AM
WD-40, basically, is diesel. I wouldn't use on anything that breathes.

Any sort of oil should work - baby, mineral, canola, etc.
Or specialized horse shampoo should work as well.
    08-26-2008, 11:58 AM
I agree, I would never use WD-40 on a horse.
    08-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Green Broke
I agree -- no WD-40.

The peanut butter is a new one on me and I am filing that away for future use

I use Dawn dish soap on all my horses' legs 2-3 nights a week for scratches. It not only helps get a day's worth of grimy diaper rash cream off, it seems to dry out the scratches and they heal faster.

Just have to remember to rinse more thoroughly than normal since it's dishsoap and not horse shampoo
    08-26-2008, 02:42 PM
I live on a dairy farm and we show our cattle at our county show. To prep the cows for the ring we stand up the hair on their back with really strong "hairspray" to make their back look even.
The best/most common way to get it out is to use WD 40.
I don't think your horse will have any side effects from using it once, I sometimes end up using it on my calf 5-6 times a year and as long as it is WELL WASHED OUT with shampoo it should be fine.
    08-28-2008, 08:19 PM
WD-40 IS NOT diesel! Come on!! Or even "basically diesel" some research.

It can safely be used on any animal. I have personally used it on my horses tail when it was matted. Now, having said that, do I want it drenching my horses' skin...maybe not as it does say not to have it touch skin as it may be an irritant.

Diesel...PLEASE people@!

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