This page is our personal collection of home remedies.
Please Note: These are home remedies not necessarily tested or tried by us. They have been gathered to provide alternative methods of treatment and therefore should always be used with some degree of caution. Brandy Auseth and Adrien Gauthier are not responsible for any loss or damage from use of alternatives provided within this site
Tea Tree Oil
A wadded-up bunch of cobwebs will stop bleeding. Not very sanitary in a wound but you will keep your horse from bleeding to death. Your vet can always clean the wound later.
Pack sugar into a severe cut to slow or stop blood loss and help a wound heal scar less.
Preparation H - Wait until the wound is healing cleanly on the inside, then treat with PH to close the skin back up.
Burns and Scrapes
Sugar and Iodine - mix into a paste for use on scrapes and burns, the sugar keeps the flesh from dying and the iodine fights the infection.
1 teaspoon of baking soda in the horses feed a day.
Listerine (or any basic mouthwash
Baby oil - Mixture of 12 oz water mixed with 2 oz of disinfectant mouth wash and 3 oz of baby oil and a few drops of iodine.
Sprinkle baking soda
Sprinkle Lyme powder
Equal parts athletes foot salve, triple antibiotic cream, petroleum jelly. Mix and apply to affected areas. Wash with prepodine let set 20 min (wash around area). Then apply Tea Tree Oil to area around. Tea Tree oil can be cut with Olive oil to make one bottle last longer.
Rose flower anti-fungal powder (for roses only) - Can be used in powder form or mixed with petroleum jelly to make a cream.
Betadine scrub and a topical iodine solution.
Zinc oxide cream
Sea breeze - Found in the cosmetic section at most major drug stores. Be sure to get original formula.
Keep a container full of cotton balls and 1/2 water and bleach. Rubbing a cotton ball on the spots once will do it. Does not sting, feels oily going on.
WARNING - Contagious fungus, disinfect all grooming supplies and tack that touches area after touching infected horse with bleach /lysol and you shouldn't ride if the area will be rubbed in anyway because the friction irritates the area along with the sweat. Wash all girths, brushes, saddle blankets in 1:10 bleach to water daily so that it doesn't spread to other horses.
1 cup salt, 1 cup castor oil, 1/2 cup wheat germ oil, mix well.
For bulb cracks - apply zinc oxide cream over bulb, this will allow them to heal.
Conditioner - mix equal parts pine tar and corn oil together.
1 head of garlic/cloved, 3 cups of olive oil, a few tablespons of cayanne pepper, mix well and store in a jar.
Jello - mixed in with the feed, encourages hoof growth.
2 pints clear alcohol, 2 pints wintergreen alcohol, 2 pints witch hazel, 1/2 bottle store bought equine liniment. Pour all ingredients into clean gallon container, top off with white vinegar.
Witch hazel, Listerine, aloe juice (optional), mix in equal parts and apply with spray bottle.
1 ounce Golden seal powder, 1 ounce Myrrh powder, 1 ounce Echinacea, 1/4 ounce cayenne pepper, 1 pint rubbing alcohol, Place herbs in a bottle and add rubbing alcohol. Shake and use daily for 3-10 days. Strain and store in a bottle.
Mane and Tail Detangler
Vanilla and water
Mix 1 part Calgon bath oil beads (dry) to 3 parts water in a spray bottle.
2 scoops cattle mineral (comes in a bag at feed store), 1 scoop of salt, 1 1/2 scoops of dry mollasses. Mix ingredients and then mix in enough hot water to make pasty. Let harden overnight. Serve.
1/2 cup epsom salts, 4 cups millers wheat bran, warm water as needed. Mix well add enough water to form a good paste.
Kaopectate, flour or millers bran, mix to a paste
Baking soda, witch hazel, mix to paste
Sugar, betadine solution mix to paste.
Preparation H - Aids in the reduction of proud flesh and encourages hair growth to wound site
Listerine, Hydrogen Peroxide, Vinegar, Betadine. Mix a fairly weak soltuion with water in a bucket and sponge over the area, let stand in sun to dry then wash off. Do not pick scabs off or do anything else, clears up within a week or so if you do once or twice daily.
1:10 solution of bleach and water. Treat area liberally with olive oil, it makes the hair grow back with its natural color.
One teaspoon of Rose Dust Powder to one gallon of water.
1/2 oz iodine, 16 oz mineral oil/baby oil, 16 oz 3% hydrogen peroxide, dab onto affected area, leave on overnight to loosen and disinfect. Mix only what you need. Store rest in a loosely covered bucket, NOT enclosed bottle - IT WILL EXPLODE.
1 liter Listerine, 7 oz baby oil, 2 cups 2% chlorhexidine, Tea tree oil - mix in spray bottle. Lasts 4 days, spray on, next day wipe off and reapply.
Rose flower anti-fungal powder (for roses only), can be used in powder or mixed with petroleum jelly to make cream.