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Unusual Tips to Get Show-Ready and Save a Few Bucks

March 26, 2017

braiding horse hair

Looking for creative ways to prepare your horse for an upcoming show on a budget? Try these tips:
  • Rub baby powder on dry white areas of your horse. The baby powder not only makes the area appear whiter, it'll help repel dust.
  • To remove grooming products after a show, add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo to remove sprays, gels, mane mousse, etc.
  • Instead of hoof conditioner, buy a large jar of petroleum jelly. Add a small amount of baby oil, then place in the sun until it softens (or use the microwave for a few seconds). Apply to hooves with a small paintbrush for a beautiful sheen. Some old-timers even used linseed oil (in place of baby oil) for conditioning and shine that lasts. If you want to try this method, make sure to follow the directions on the can for use and storage.
  • For an unusual tail and mane conditioner, you can use lemon-scented furniture spray. It not only loosens even the worst tangles, but the lemon scent repels insects. Another plus? It's inexpensive if purchased at a discount store. Don't use furniture spray on the body, just the mane and tail. You don't want it to cause itching, dryness or an allergic reaction.
  • Don't condition the tail or mane before braiding; it won't hold together as well.
  • Use a dab of Vitamin E oil on bald patches to promote healing and hair growth.



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