Easy Horse Cookies

1 cup carrot grated
1 apple grated
2 Tablespoons corn oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp. salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, mix CARROT, APPLE, CORN OIL and MOLASSES together.
Then fold in SALT, OATS and FLOUR until well mixed.
Spread dough out in one big piece on the cookie sheet.
Score dough with a knife to make it easier to break apart after baking.
(Or try rolling dough out and cutting shapes with cookie cutters)
Cook for 20 minutes or until brown.
Let cool, break apart and serve.

Sugardine (for Thrush)

Sugardine is a home-made thrush remedy that’s effective, easy to use, doesn’t stain, and has no bad odor.  Plus, it only costs around $0.34/oz to make.  Sugardine has been used for years in human medicine to treat wounds and burns.  It reduces edema (swelling), nourishes surface cells and speeds healing.

To make sugardine, mix a povidone-iodine product – such as Betadine scrub, solution, or ointment – with white table sugar to form a thin paste.  Generic povidone-iodine is often half the price of Betadine and is basically the same product.

To treat thrush, first trim loose and overgrown flaps of frog so air and medication can reached the affected tissues.  If you’re not comfortable doing this, ask your farrier or vet for help.  Wash the hoof thoroughly with mild soap, such as Betadine scrub, and plenty of warm water.  Pat the hoof dry with a cloth and apply sugardine deep into the clefts of the frog using a small brush, such as an acid brush.  An acid brush has short flat black bristles and a tubular metal handle 6″ long and is available at hardware stores for about 25 cents.  The sugar will settle to the bottom of the container, so you’ll need to stir sugardine thoroughly before each use.

Apply sugardine daily until the thrush is gone and keep the horse’s feet as clean and dry as you can to prevent reoccurrence.

Fly & Tick Control Spray:

You may laugh as this sounds like a salad dressing of sorts.
1 part Malt vinegar, 1 part Listerine mouth wash and 1 part Water and a bit of Baby Oil.
I got the recipe from a very experienced horse lady that lives in an area that is absolutely brutal for horse flies and mosquitoes; she said it worked better than most sprays. I used it on my mare and foal last summer and it worked great. One day they were both running non-stop because of the horse flies. I put it on them and they both stopped running PDQ and had a nap.

It doesn’t last for more than 12 hrs, but works great.


Tired of that yellow, urine soaked tail on your pretty white horse? With stubborn stains, all the expensive bluing shampoo in the world might not get out that yellow (but it may give it a nice purple hue!). To help whiten tails, soak the tail in plain, white vinegar for 5 minutes, before washing and conditioning normally. Those bubbles you see are cutting through the urine and stains, getting down to the nice white root. Vinegar is safe for the hair, and actually can contribute to a shinier, healthier tail! Used weekly, vinegar can help to prevent urine from becoming too ingrained on the tail.

Clorox Bleach

Thrush is one of the most persistent hoof related problems known to horse owners. Many products exist on the market to combat thrush, most of them quite pricey! Old-time horsemen and farriers will tell a different tale when recommending a good thrush product- bleach! Poured into a spray bottle, spraying a thin coat of bleach to a clean, picked hoof once daily for several days will help to quickly eradicate thrush. Weekly re-application will help to prevent further problems. Take care to avoid getting the bleach on you or your horses skin, as it will sting and burn.


There are a variety of salves, creams and sprays that are available to combat wounds, and every person has their own favorite product. For stubborn, infected wounds, plain white sugar applied on the wound can help to combat infection, and stimulate healing. The sugar changes the pH of the wound, creating an inhospitable environment for bacteria, and helping to clear out necrotic flesh and promote healing in wounds.

Caring for Wounds

Preparation H – aids in the reduction of proud flesh and also encourages hair growth on wound sites.Meat tenderizer – moistened into a paste takes the sting out of bug bites and stinging nettles.

Turpentine -For sores that won’t heal – turpentine on a white cloth wrapped around the sore.

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.

Sugar Water – For a blister or scrape make a poultice of sugar water mixed with some aloe (from the plant) and wrap in place over the wound.


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