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Homemade Hoof Oil???

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  • Homemade Hoof Oil???

    I was reading the ingredients of many hoof oils/hoof dressings, and some contain things such as neatsfoot oil...which got me to thinking (yes, a dangerous activity for me ), are there any homemade hoof oil recipes???

    I would love to save a few bucks ....thank you!!!!
    It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

  • #2
    Equal parts pine tar and peanut oil.

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


    • #3
      pine tar
      cheapo shortening
      mineral or baby oil
      mix to consistency of thick pudding apply

      This is for dry hooves..


      • #4
        1/3 pine tar to 2/3 peanut oil Use it year round and especially before bathing. Great stuff and cheap!


        • Original Poster

          Fantastic!!!! Thank you very much for the recipes!!!!!!
          It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


          • #6
            Neatsfoot oil and Pine Tar.

            Used it for years, better than any store bought hoof oil and waaaay cheaper.
            You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!


            • #7
              OK, gonna sound a bit like dumbo here, but, where the HECK are you guys finding pine tar because I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE? Gah!
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              • #8
                Horse.com sells it as do a number of other places. I did a Google search for "buy pine tar"


                • #9
                  Pine Tar (softened with turpentine)

                  Shake and apply with hoof brush.
                  Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                  Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                  -Rudyard Kipling


                  • #10
                    go to the co op or large shop and get some cheapo veggie oil

                    has no addtivtives and lets the foot breath, also can stuff it in there dinner which is good for coats and joints also its a slow realeasing energy feedstuffs

                    and lastly can oil your tack with it heat it up to finger hot then apply then let it dry and buff up - done

                    execellent cheap and many usages


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JSwan View Post
                      Pine Tar (softened with turpentine)

                      Shake and apply with hoof brush.
                      Just curious - what does the iodine add to the pine tar?


                      • #12
                        In the old days (before additives and fancy stuff) old timey horsemen would use dirty motor oil (the ultimate in recycling -- what else do you do with it after you drain it out of your car? )
                        "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                        Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lord Helpus View Post
                          In the old days (before additives and fancy stuff) old timey horsemen would use dirty motor oil (the ultimate in recycling -- what else do you do with it after you drain it out of your car? )
                          I know of someone who still uses old used motor oil on hooves.

                          The can they brush it out of smells like gasoline.

                          I'm not too fond of the idea.


                          • Original Poster

                            Wow!!!! Thank you guys so much for all the great ideas!!!! I can't wait to mix up a good concoction!!

                            But...think I'll skip the motor oil ...around here, the "old timers" used kerosene as fly repellent, so why not motor oil on hooves???? Guess someone should have told them that horses and cars do not have interchangeable supplies .
                            It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


                            • Original Poster

                              I knew I had seen pine tar in one of the catalogs from which I order, but couldn't remember which one....

                              American Livestock Supply has pine tar! Happens to be on sale now, too . Just though I'd post in case anyone else was interested .

                              Thanks again!!
                              It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by alterhorse View Post
                                I know of someone who still uses old used motor oil on hooves.

                                The can they brush it out of smells like gasoline.

                                I'm not too fond of the idea.
                                Used to know an old-timer who mixed lampblack with motor oil...
                                "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


                                • #17
                                  Ahhh. The memories. Pine tar and fish oil. We used to drive out to the lumber mill for the pine tar but, for the life of me, I cannot recall where we got the fish oil.


                                  • #18
                                    My farrier uses canola oil.

                                    Pine Tar; http://www.noxudolusa.com/noxudolsto...994cjjc70lwvy4
                                    ... _. ._ .._. .._


                                    • #19
                                      1 part Tea tree oil (you can buy a small bottle of it at walmart in the health section) to 5 parts either canola or peanut oil. This is my farriers recipe.


                                      • #20
                                        Back in the 70's when I was in 4-H (okay so Im dating myself here) we used plain old bacon grease. The only commercial hoof product back then was Absorbine Hooflex, but most of us just saved bacon grease and used that.