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Stuff I have stolen/learned from horse care

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  • Stuff I have stolen/learned from horse care

    I had a rash this summer that would NOT go away (definitely heat rash)...after trying many expensive creams from the grocery store...I thought...Okay, what do we use on horse fungus....bought a bottle of Listerine...and low and behold, it killed the heat rash.

    I admit that my horse's Eqyss shampoo is now sitting in my shower for my own hair...LOVE this stuff on my hair, I'll buy them a new bottle come springtime.

    I learned about EMU oil through horses and dogs...now I keep it on my bathroom shelf

    Years ago, I had gotten a nasty reaction to Fence Creosoak on my elbows. I admit, I finally got desperate and sprayed the dog's Betagen spray on it and viola, it worked. When I told my vet, he laughed and said not to worry, most animal pharmacueticals come from human medicine.

    Anyone else steal their horse's stuff????
    Last edited by dalpal; Dec. 26, 2008, 08:24 AM.

  • #2
    QuiK Silver shampoo works great to brighten up my grey hair.


    • #3
      Cowboy Magic Detangler - works so well for my horse and me.


      • #4
        Bigeoil works great as a people's liniment and bath refresher.


        • #5
          I dip my fingers in my Lederbalsam sometimes when they are really dry :/

          Works wonders!!

          And Cowboy Magic is great for static hair
          Last edited by Giveitwellie; Dec. 26, 2008, 07:24 AM. Reason: I can't spell


          • #6
            I've been using horse liniment and horse ointments on myself for years. Ichthamol is the absolute best for drawing out an infected sliver.

            I also recently learned that lidocaine works great for deadening the area around my ingrown toenail enough to dig it out. I used it topically b/c I didn't know where or how much to inject.


            • #7
              Yes, vetrolin detangler for my hair and Effol lederbalsam (sp) for my hands. Bag balm is also shared between the two of us. And my tail comb is now an "ouchless" one from the drugstore rather than one manufactured for horses. It's cheaper and better.
              I love my Econo-Nag!


              • #8
                Sore No More.... There's always a bottle in my bathroom as well as tack room. My ancient knees love it.

                Vet Wrap... Always have a roll at home, too, as well as in the kit I take to my husband's softball games. Never fails, some 50-something dude thinks he's still 20-something and tries to slide. It ain't pretty.
                <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                • #9
                  I have found that some poltice on a broken toe takes the swelling out and lets you get your tall boots on in the morning.


                  • #10
                    I've used Corona ointment for years on my hands.
                    Whatever gelled liniment - GreenCool or Absorbine - I am currently using gets double duty on my joints as well as the horses' muscles.

                    I've also vetwrapped over bandages to keep them clean and used a polo wrap as a brace on my knee.

                    Oooh! fourmares: so Quiksilver doesn't make your hair too dry?
                    I've been looking for a shampoo for gray forever - most of them dry my hair out too much.
                    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                    • #11
                      A friend recently gave me an expensive jar of face mask stuff.
                      As I was applying it, I thought it smelled rather familiar.
                      I checked out the label - Ichthammol and bentonite clay!
                      Hey - I was poulticing my face!!!
                      And, do you know, the stuff works really nice!


                      • #12
                        Nope Quiksilver doesn't dry out my hair. That line of horse shampoo was originally designed by Jerry Redding... another tip... look for a conditioner that is white, not some shade of yellow. Dove conditioner is a good example.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Giveitwellie View Post
                          I dip my fingers in my Lederbalsam sometimes when they are really dry :/

                          Works wonders!!

                          And Cowboy Magic is great for static hair
                          Ditto - in winter I put it on my tack with bare hands, so I get moisturized while I condition the leather! Have also been known to dip in there or in the Bag Balm when I forget my chapstick.


                          • #14
                            Showsheen on nylon stockings helps boots slide on and off.
                            Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                            • #15
                              I was rubbing Surpass cream on my horse's hocks without wearing gloves and noticed that my mild arthritis was gone. It's now sold for human use in the US as Voltaren cream. Great stuff!!! Lives in my medicine chest at home now


                              • #16
                                I buy Trainer's Choice 500 by the 7 lb jug for my husband's aches and pains. A gallon of that stuff with a pump on the top sits right next to his favorite chair.

                                And p.s the kittie gets a real buzz off of the stuff also!!
                                Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.


                                • #17
                                  A huge thumbs up for Vet Wrap or whichever brand you use. My kids love it. We don't use bandaids anymore just use with dental sponges (I think thats what they are), I got a huge box from ebay a couple years ago and I cut the Vet Wrap down to size. Works great on fingers and toes.


                                  • #18
                                    I took a big ugly sprained ankle into the emergency ward at the local hospital, carefully figure 8 'ed with a vet wrap. Doc thought it was a break, xrayed it, but no break. As I started putting my old vet wrap back on to hobble out and home again, I really needed a new vet wrap. I asked if they had one. "A WHAT?????" Wanted to sell me one of those thick, hot, heavy elastic fabric bandages instead. Ummmm, nope, I'll just go home and get a new vet wrap out of the box if you don't have one here.


                                    • #19
                                      If you need to get rid of a giant zit, a dollop of icthammol and a bandaid over it before going to bed works wonders. In Holland you can buy it at the drugstore, it is "trekzalf," which means "pulling ointment." Fab on infected cuts as well. Did not know about Lederbalsam - am now going to clean my tack today as a result! Great tips here, thanks!


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by NancyM View Post
                                        I took a big ugly sprained ankle into the emergency ward at the local hospital, carefully figure 8 'ed with a vet wrap. Doc thought it was a break, xrayed it, but no break. As I started putting my old vet wrap back on to hobble out and home again, I really needed a new vet wrap. I asked if they had one. "A WHAT?????" Wanted to sell me one of those thick, hot, heavy elastic fabric bandages instead. Ummmm, nope, I'll just go home and get a new vet wrap out of the box if you don't have one here.
                                        After surgery, when I had the provisory cast on my arm changed to a permanent one, the nurse asked what color I wanted for the cover wrap.
                                        He had a whole box full of vetrap in all colors.