The 3 Horse Care Products I Can’t Live Without
We all know that owning and taking care of horses means you end up with copious amounts of products laying around your barn. Between wound care, grooming, bathing, fly protection, and tack cleaning, it may take a couple of tries to figure out what works best for your program. Below are three horse care products that I simply can’t live without.
1) Nature’s Gold from Green Horse Organics - My horses come inside with a new cut or scrape almost every day. Nature’s Gold is a lifesaver because it uses natural and organic ingredients to protect bumps from dirt and bugs while allowing them to heal. It also works wonders to repair and soothe damaged skin from sunburns, sweet itch, abrasions, and rain rot, all while promoting hair growth. This has been especially amazing for Knox, as he has been struggling with dry, itchy skin that has caused him to rub the hair off the top of his tail. In the pictures below, you can see a major difference between July 24th, August 3rd, and August 13th. By cleaning this area almost every day and applying Nature’s Gold, Knox has found complete comfort in less than a month! A few other products that I absolutely LOVE from this company are their “Baby Face” Sun & Bug Block and “Total Horse Protection” Fly Spray. I highly recommend checking out the rest of their horse care products “powered by Mother Nature”. The owner, Nancy, is a total sweetheart and is always available to answer questions. She has a true passion for natural horse care products and it shows!
2) The Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo - Knox suffers from dry skin in his mane and tail, so, naturally, I use The Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo about three times a week to relieve the itch and clean out dirt. Besides smelling heavenly, this pH-balanced shampoo is fortified with moisturizers and emollients that clean hair without stripping its natural oil. The regular use of this shampoo has definitely enhanced the health and appearance of Knox’s hair over time. It is also a cleaning superhero for Cracker’s white coat. Stains are no match to this amazing product!
3) Fiebing’s 100% Pure Neatsfoot Oil - One of the most important aspects of horse care that is often overlooked is tack cleaning. I condition my saddles, bridles, and riding boots after every single ride, and neatsfoot oil has been an essential product in my barn for a few years now! This natural preservative replaces the evaporated oils from leathers that are worn from use and outdoor exposure. As an added bonus, a little of this stuff goes a long way! I use just one dab on a small tack cleaning sponge to moisturize my saddle and boots at the end of each day.
While there are so many amazing products that I have used with success in my barn, it is hard for me to overlook these three can’t-live-without magic makers. None of these links are affiliated and I advise that you research each product before purchasing. What are some of your favorite products? Drop your recommendations in the comments!
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pc: Jessica Champagne