The following compilation of tidbits represents some of the remedies, wisdoms
and wives tales that have been told around the camp fire... and actually turned out
to be useful!   The contributors are noted at the end of each tip.
We thank everyone that has contributed to this page... and welcome any other
pearls of wisdom that you might want to email us and share!


For horses with light or white faces

To prevent sunburning or chapping... if you don't have any zinc oxide available...
slather on the olive oil to protect your bald faced horses from the sun's rays.
It would seem that just the opposite would be true... but, not so, according to
this tip's contributor.  The olive oil provides a healing balm...
and also goes good with nacho chips!
~ Christine Bougher, South Carolina ~

To keep a stallion calm and quiet

If you have a stallion...or any other male horse that likes to squeal and fuss
when the ladies are around...try putting a bit of Vicks VapoRub into each
nostril.   The Vick's is humane, harmless and will block the scent of
the lovely ladies enough to allow your boy to concentrate on the job at hand.
If you as a rider are having trouble concentrating when the ladies are around...
I'm pretty sure this remedy will do nothing more than make your nose numb!
~ Wendy Cook, Florida ~


The many uses of Skin So Soft

Skin So Soft has a ton of uses around the house... and a bunch that are useful
for your animals.   It's a great insect repellant for your pet or horse.
It can be used as a hoof polisher without drying.
It can be used as a muzzle, eye and ear enhancer by making the soft hair in these
areas glisten and the skin beneath conditioned.
By mixing 1 cup of Skin So Soft, 1/2 cup liquid soap and 3 gallons of water...
you can create a very effective fly repellant.
~ Sabrina Lewallen, North Carolina ~


Listerine for Skeeters and Rain Rot

A quick and effective treatment for Rain Rot, and as a mosquito repellant,
is to mix Listerine in a 3 to 1 ratio with water and apply.
~ Denice Potter, North Carolina ~



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