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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 11, 2011
    Charlottesville, VA

    Default Venice turpentine when turned out?

    I've tried to read through most of the posts related to Venice Turpentine and have decided to give it a try after my farrier recommended using it. Two things I was not able to find in a previous post:

    1. What is the "recipe" for mixing it with iodine?
    2. My horse is on 24/7 turnout- after painting the VT on, what can I do to prevent rocks and things in the pasture from sticking to it (other than booting him)?

    Bit of background- he has soft, flat soles and seems to get bruises and overall ouchy feet so I am attempting to help his soles get a little bit tougher. He does have front shoes.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 26, 2007
    San Jose, Ca


    my horse is out 24/7 and I paint her feet w/ VT. I find if I walk her in grass / soft or dusty dirt before turning her back out I don't have any problems with gravel etc sticking. Its sticky stuff but not super glue. As it dries it loses its sticky. Also painting a thin layer and not gobbing a bunch in the crevices of the frog helps.

    I also add a bit of iodine to mine. Not sure how much, its more of a consistency thing. A little iodine makes the VT much thinner. I would say mine is around a 80/20 mix.

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