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5 Horse Health Hacks you can buy from the Supermarket

Updated: Feb 25

As a horse owner, you know that taking care of your equine companion can be expensive. From feed to supplements, the cost of horse husbandry can add up quickly. However, there are many products that you can get from the supermarket that can help you save money while still providing excellent care for your horse. In this blog post, we will discuss some horse husbandry hacks using products you can get from the supermarket.

  1. Baby Wipes - Baby wipes are a convenient and affordable way to keep your horse clean and fresh. They can be used to wipe down your horse's face, ears, and eyes between baths. They are also great for cleaning up minor cuts and scrapes, as they are gentle on your horse's skin.

  2. Coconut Oil as a Hoof Conditioner Horses' hooves need to be moisturized to prevent them from cracking and splitting. Coconut oil is a natural and cost-effective alternative to commercial hoof conditioners. Simply apply a small amount of coconut oil to your horse's hooves and massage it in. Coconut oil is often sold in a spray bottle. The oil will help to moisturize and condition the hooves. We have found even an application every 4 - 6 weeks after a trim can make a difference.

  3. Vinegar as a Coat Conditioner - Vinegar can be an excellent coat conditioner for horses. Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 litres of water and use it to rinse your horse's coat after a bath. The vinegar helps to restore the natural pH of the skin, conditions the coat, and also repels flies.

  4. White Vinegar White vinegar can be used to clean your horse's water buckets and feeders, as it has natural antibacterial properties.

  5. Tea Tree Oil for Wound Care - Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that can be used to treat wounds in horses. For minor scrapes and grazes, mix a small amount of tea tree oil with water and apply it to the wound using a cotton ball. The oil will help to disinfect the wound and promote healing.

We also recommend applying Tuff Rock Poultice for small cuts and minor injuries.

Horse husbandry requires a lot of time, effort, and knowledge. By implementing these horse husbandry hacks using products you can get from the supermarket, you can ensure that your equine companion stays healthy and happy. Remember, for larger problems, consult with a veterinarian or equine nutritionist before making any changes to your horse's diet or health routine.

While it is preferable to see your horse in person, we can also conduct nutrition consults over email.

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