The thrifty horsewoman- bit wipes! - The Horse Forum
  • 3 Post By littleredridinghood
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Columbia, Mo
Posts: 254
• Horses: 1
Wink The thrifty horsewoman- bit wipes!

I came up with a recipe for bit wipes after my horse kept refusing to take the bit after moving him to a new barn. The bit wipes you can buy are $15 for 40 wipes and my horse down right hated the taste.


1 TBS pure peppermint extract
2-2.5 cups water
A roll of heavy duty shop paper towels (the blue ones)
A small- medium size Tupperware container ( I got 2 for $1 at Walmart...they are about 4x6 inches in size and about 3 inches deep)

What to do:

Start by cutting your paper towels. I take four off the roll, fold them in half and cut. Stack the two stacks on top of each other and cut into thirds. Makes the perfect size for my container. You can cut them however you would like though.

Next, mix water and peppermint extract in the container.

Lay the paper towels in the solution and keep lid on so they don't dry out.

You can add more water/ peppermint extract if you are making more or have a bigger container. You want the solution to completely cover your towels.

Voila- bit wipes that cost under $5, last a long time, and your horse will go nuts for!

My horse now looks forward to the bit and really enjoys the sweet peppermint taste he gets while we ride
littleredridinghood is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,771
• Horses: 3
I've always dipped bits...and wiped off with towel.

Just dip in water and wipe dry is best, no waste, nothing to throw away, and no major expense.

Horses make me a better person.
Palomine is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,332
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by Palomine View Post
I've always dipped bits...and wiped off with towel.

Just dip in water and wipe dry is best, no waste, nothing to throw away, and no major expense.
The wipes she's talking about are not to clean the bit, but to 'pre-treat' the bit and smush a bit of positive flavor on the bit so that the horse accepts it more readily.

* I'm often reading and posting from mobile and Siri loves to make a mockery of the English language.
DancingArabian is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Columbia, Mo
Posts: 254
• Horses: 1
Right, dancingarabian! These are to flavor the bit BEFORE putting the bit into the horses mouth! To clean the bit I just use water and a toothbrush for the jointed parts
littleredridinghood is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 11:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,487
• Horses: 0
Oh my gosh! This makes me so happy! I've always wanted to try the flavored bit wipes but could never justify paying 15-20 bucks on them. I'm so making these as a rainy day craft.
Posted via Mobile Device
GamingGrrl is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Columbia, Mo
Posts: 254
• Horses: 1
They were a lot of fun to make, and i love giving my horse a bit he really enjoys! Plus, you can make this with any flavor you want really. Peppermint being the most popular flavor among my guy, but there is butterscotch extract I'm sure most horses would be fond of too and probably vanilla as well!
littleredridinghood is offline  

bit wipes , frugal , horse , peppermints , thrifty

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flavoured Bit Wipes?!? hannaharmelle Horse Tack Reviews 7 10-24-2013 01:12 AM
Tea tree face wipes? existentialpony Horse Grooming 5 03-21-2013 08:32 PM
Leather Care - Oil, conditioner, soap, wipes..... CopperPony Horse Tack and Equipment 4 03-09-2013 06:51 AM
Amazing Horsewoman! WyndellaRose Horse Riding 7 03-15-2012 03:18 PM
Holy apples... $200 bit wipes?! Skyseternalangel Horse Talk 21 02-10-2012 08:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome