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Arnica montana botanical illustration

Arnica montana

(updated 07-24-10)

Use these skin-soothing body wash and liniment recipes on your horse (or yourself) after exercise – to remove sweat, to tone skin, and to treat bruising, sprains, or pulled or sore muscles.

Post-workout Skin and Muscle Soother Body Wash

1/2 cup dried flowers Calendula officinalis or Arnica montana
Quart jar of water
1 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tbsp liquid dish soap
Few drops lime, lavender, rosemary, or peppermint essential oil

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ingredients for moisturizing hoof spray

Use these supplies to mix your own moisturizing hoof disinfectant spray.

This gentle, simple formula for a moisturizing spray disinfects, deodorizes, and softens a horse’s hooves prior to trimming.  Helps treat and prevent thrush.  May also be used as a wound cleanser.

What You’ll Need:

8 oz trigger spray bottle

6 oz bottle of glycerin

2 oz bottle of tea tree oil

Dropper top

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pull the string to open a feed sack

Find and pull the magic string to open your feed sack by unraveling the stitching.

Yep, there’s a right way and a bunch of wrong ways.  If you’ve never quite been able to get the hang of figuring out which string to pull to open feed sacks quickly and easily – stay tuned!

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