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DIY Horse Grooming Products
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DIY Horse Grooming Products

Making your own horse products is not only fun, It is usually both cheaper and healthier for the horse. Homemade horse products also make great gifts for other horse owners. Here are some of my favorite recipes I love using on my horses:

Fly Spray

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup avon skin so soft
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dish soap
  • Water
  • Essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Pour the skin so soft, vinegar, and dish soap into a spray bottle. 
  2. Shake well to combine. 
  3. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water. 
  4. Add essential oil if you would like to make the spray smell better. Citronella, eucalyptus, and lavender all repel flies.

Wipe or spray this fly spray on as needed. Do not spray in eyes or open wounds.

 

Mane and Tail Detangler

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel (the kind used for sunburns) 
  • 2 tablespoons dish soap
  • 4 drops essential oil of your choice
  • 15 drops grapefruit seed extract
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Place aloe, dish soap, essential oil, and grapefruit extract in a spray bottle. 
  2. Shake to combine. 
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle up with water and shake again.

Spray on tangled manes and tails. Can be used wet or dry. Brush the tangles out after thoroughly coating.

Antifungal Spray

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups listerine mouthwash ( don't get the brand name, just get a generic kind)
  • 1/2 cup vitamin e oil 
  • 2 cups water
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to combine.

Spray daily on fungal infections.

Show Shiner (homemade show sheen)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup hair conditioner 
  • 1/4 cup baby oil
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 6 drops essential oils of your choice
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Put conditioner, oil, and vinegar in a spray bottle. 
  2. Shake well to combine. 
  3. Add essential oils and shake. 
  4. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake one last time.

Spray directly on coat and brush in for a beautiful shine.

Thrush Soak

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup tea tree oil

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients in a bucket or bowl and mix well. 
  2. Pour into a hoof boot for soaking, or a spray bottle.

Soak your horse's feet in this mix to knock out trush, or squirt it on affected areas with a spray bottle. 

 

Thanks For Reading, Happy Trails!

 

Sam

www.ridingsimply.com

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  1. ChloeHorses
    Hi! I really like these recipes, and I am trying to make them on my own. For the fly spray recipe, I was wondering what the Avon Skin So Soft is. Is it the insect repellent moisturizing lotion, the bath oil, or the spray? Thank you so much!
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