Tips For Horse People

A Collection Of Good Ideas For Horse People

If you know of any places with horse trails that is not listed here please send
the name, closest town, how to get there or phone number.

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I you have a good idea to share with other Equestrian's send it to me and I will post it on the Horse and Mule Trail Guide USA.


While in SD this past summer we met a lady, Marlena from MN, that had a great idea. She was using a plastic toboggan to move manure from her trailer to the dump pile. She just parked the sled under the back door of the trailer, shoved all the manure onto it and then pulled it to the dump. She used it to move buckets of water and hay also. Since seeing that I have used one here in the barn for various things, moving hay, feed, water. In fact they work easier than a muck bucket and take up a lot less room in the trailer/tack room. Granted they make a little racket as you drag them over the ground but they sure work great. The sleds are around $10.
Submitted by: Monita Engstler Click Here

Salt mix for traveling with horses.
Put it on their grain or sprinkle on hay, daily

1 and 1/2 tablespoon of LITE salt
1 tablespoon of Epsoms Salt
Add apple flavor cool aid if wanted.
Submitted By: Paul Peachin

Cookies for Horses

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. sugar
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup water

Mix ingredients as listed. Roll in to 1 1/2 inch balls & place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color.


Safe Fly Control For Horses and Mules
1 cup avon skin-so-soft body oil
2 cups white vinegar
1tbsp eucalyptus oil or citronella
(found in health food stores or a internet site)
1 to 3 cups water ( 3 cups to repel flies)
Shake well cap tightly, spray on as needed.
Great for the trailriding season!
Submitted By: Diane Brewer


Hay Net's
I hate tieing hay nets up, got this from a friend several years ago, I use either a karabiner or double ended snap to clip the loose end to the bottom of the hay net. This way it doesn't come untied, and also, doesn't fall down low enough for a horse to get a hoof in it when the hay is eaten.

This past weekend we had 3 horses sharing a hay net over a hitching post, it had a high wire for the haynets, rather than have them whipping it back and forth as they ate from either side of the hitching post, we took a trailer tie, and hooked it to the hay net, around the hitching post and back to the haynet, effectively anchoring it. Best Idea I've had in ages!

Submitted By: Lauri Struve
Lauri Struve, BLOG Page

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