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Any suggestions to get rid of MTG stink?

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  • Any suggestions to get rid of MTG stink?

    So my new gelding has scratches and some rain rot, or rather had as the MTG worked great on them but now we are left with the stink aftermath. I still smell it in my clothes, even after washing them. I feel like I smell like MTG everywhere I go
    Is there anything I can do to get rid of the smell or are we doomed to smell like this forever?

  • #2
    I've never had that problem, but since the smell you're referring to comes from a combination of sulfer and juniper/cade oil in the MTG, I'd start with Dawn dish soap and some warm water.
    Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/


    • #3
      Oh c'mon it's not that bad. Horses sure don't seem to mind.
      "Capture the horse's confidence to obtain his consent." -General L'Hotte


      • #4
        use rubber gloves to apply, do it last thing before leaving the barn.

        Then throw the gloves in the backyard of the neighbor's who dog keeps pooing on your porch just kidding...
        ...don't sh** where you eat...


        • #5
          I have not had a problem with it coming out either...but since the Dawn gets skunk smell out of the dog then try it on the MTG! It does make my poor horse smell like a mesquite BBQ though!!
          Providence Farm


          • Original Poster

            Ooops I meant for my post to be about the stink in our clothes, not on him. I've washed my sweatshirts and his saddlepads but they still smell, even after Oxyclean and several washes. I don't think it would be a good idea to put Dawn in the washer but I am planning on Dawning him once we get a bit of warmer windless weather (it's been very windy here so it feels much colder here in PA).
            Any suggestions about removing the smell from our clothes?


            • #7
              Ask others around you if they are smelling on your stuff. If not, I'd say your brain keeps telling you the smells there because its such a distinctive smell. You'll just have to make your brain accept the smell


              • #8
                I know when I leave my towels in the washing machine too long before drying, and they get that "soured" smell, I just re-wash them with a healthy dose of bleach. I don't know if "color-safe" bleach will work as well, but its worth a shot. Also, febreeze works wonders!


                • #9
                  yeah, maybe that febreze for the wash and febreze spray 'em good afterwords... It IS that vile of a smell, but febreze is pretty good, I used it on something that got way too ripe and it did the trick. MTG just evolved from the old Florida racetracker concoction of sulfur+cod liver oil, and I could have gone my entire life with not smelling it ever again! <shudder> Yuck. Just my luck that I have the same problem with the sulfur taste of DMSO as well and I'm super sensitive to it, just have to walk through the barn, not actually get it on me. Yuck, yuck, yuck
                  Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.