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  1. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    I started my horse on camelina oil. Someone recently told me that adding an oil to the horse's diet will make them frisky? I've also heard this about flax in the past. My mare has been a little over the top lately, but I also need to keep in mind that its fall (cooler temps) so a little extra...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I reentered horse world after a long hiatus this year, and got lease horse a new HDR pro bridle in the color oak bark. I want to keep that light reddish brown color for showing, but still break the leather in. I know neatsfoot oil is prone to darkening leather, so how can I do this? It's not...
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi everyone, I recently bought a western saddle. It is an almost new Debuer in chestnut colour. I assumed it must have been lying around in the saddlery for pretty long time and has been barely used by the previous owner. I wanted to restore the beautiful colour of the saddle and to make the...
  4. Horse Health
    Hello! I was wondering if anybody had any good school to where i could get certified or at least learn about using natural oils such as the Bach flower Remedies. Preferably online schools. Thank you :D
  5. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    My horse has got some cracks in his hooves from all the mood we have up here, and I'm wondering, should I oil them? They look like they're dry, so I thought it would be a good idea, but I've never had a horse that hooves crack so much. If I oil, how often should it be done? Thanks so much!
  6. Hoof Care
    Yeah..... so I was talking to the farrier that does most of my BO's horses hooves and I asked what he recommended to help prevent sand cracks. He told me he uses the cheapest olive oil he can find. Basically, when I have used up all the expensive dressing in my can, just fill it up with olive...
  7. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I've heard of so many people that use this as a conditioner on their horses tails, but how do you use it? What's your routine of using it, how often, do you rinse, etc. I've always been curious cause I've used it on my hair before; I'd usually sleep on it then wash it out in the morning, but I...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am new to horse ownership. I know that I need to oil/clean my bridle, but am not sure the proper way to go about this. Does anyone have suggestions for products, or resources for a step-by-step format for cleaning a standard English bridle? I am nervous to attempt this without some good...
  9. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I have a turtleneck, longsleve showmanship shirt that is pink with roses. It doesn't have cuffs or a collar. Am I allowed to wear this in a riding class like western pleasure? The shows are small and local, with usually about five in a class. Can I use a medium oil saddle with a dark oil...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Can anyone else not stand the sickening smell of Neatsfoot oil? I'm talking the pure stuff not the compound. I just can't use it. Makes me sick. Am I the only one?
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I usually use Hydrophane Leather Darkening Oil for my leather, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for getting a natural leather to look more redish????... I want to match my saddle Natural colored leather: This is my Red saddle:
  12. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Ok, so I want to see everyone's opinions on oil supplements. I had my mare on rice bran oil for a weight gain supplement and I've tried different oil supplements. I recently read in Smartpak that is was unhealthy to feed oil supplements and would cause many health problems, even if fed by exact...
  13. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So, I recently got one of the old pessoas, it's a nice color (pretty dark), but needs some tuning up. I've been looking around and there are a lot of options, and I don't want to mess up my saddle. I also am receiving some new tack via. Dover, (martingale, bridle, leathers). Please help me...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So i got my new Sabre bridle which i love!! A few friends said that if i saok it in oil (neatsfoot) it will make it softer. I soaked it for a day and now i left it to sit for about a weak and its still really oily!!! Any know what to do to remove excess oil. I have wiped it with a rag and then a...
  15. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    my horse has lighter hooves, and it is dry outside, so i started using hoof oil everytime after i ride. I pick out his hooves and clean the dirt of the front of them, then i put hoof oil onto the bottom of his hooves and on outside. so, i have 2 questions converning hoof oil -- does hoof oil...
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