DIY Horse Stuff – Easy Recipes and Projects

After many years of sharing my DIY Horse Stuff on the blog, I wanted to create this round up post of my favorites, and give you all an easy place to get started.

I first began with do-it-yourself horse care out of sheer necessity. My limited budget just didn’t allow for expensive store bought products!

And then I began to realize…

DIY Horse Stuff - Easy Horse Care Recipes and Projects from Savvy Horsewoman

Did my horses care if their coat conditioner is store bought? Is it really any better? The conclusion I came to is ABSOLUTELY not!

After a few years of trial and error, I’ve put together this collection of  great recipes and projects that can replace most of the products on the tack store shelf at a fraction of the price.

Shopping Tip:💲 To quickly find the best DIY Horse Supplies that are used here, check out the Resources page.

DIY Horse Recipes

Easy horse care recipes you can make at home!

This leave-in spray adds moisture and shine, without any stickiness.

Ingredients include:

Fractionated Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Witch Hazel, Essential Oils (optional), Distilled Water.

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Help to improve the health of your horse’s scalp and strengthen the existing hair. Ingredients Include:

Castor Oil, Oil(s) of your choice*, Essential Oils (optional)

*I use a mix of castor/jojoba/neem oil. See the blog post for more options.

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This recipe uses my favorite coconut based Castile Soap for a deep clean.

Ingredients include:

Dr. Bronners Liquid Soap, Jojoba Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Witch Hazel and Essential Oils (optional)

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Perfect for the shows or travelling, these wipes are convenient and easy to make.

Ingredients include:

Cloth, Distilled Water, Witch Hazel, Fractionated Coconut Oil and Essential Oils (optional)

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If you’re in a pinch, this can be made from ingredients you probably already have at home.

Ingredients include:

Hair Conditioner, Baby Oil, White Vinegar, Water

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This homemade, DIY natural fly spray recipe uses essential oils to deter flies, mosquitoes and other insects. It's great for riders too!

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DIY Horse Projects & Crafts

These are the top DIY projects, crafts and hacks from the blog!

Top 10 DIY Gifts for Horse Lovers
10 DIY Barn Hacks
5 DIY Farm Hacks
10 Easy DIY Horse Care Tips
10 DIY Tips for Organizing the Barn

If you’re looking for more great DIY Horse Care Recipes, you’re in luck!

I wrote the Savvy Guide to DIY Horse Care to provide a simple and easy to follow guide for my readers.

This e-book will walk you through the basics of choosing the right ingredients to create a specialized program for your horse.

You don’t need experience or special equipment; it can all be done right in your home with many products you already have in your kitchen!

>>Get started today!<< (for less than the cost of a bottle of fly spray!)

What’s your favorite DIY horse stuff?

Happy Riding,

DIY Horse Stuff - Easy Horse Care Recipes and Projects from Savvy Horsewoman


  1. September 18, 2018 / 5:27 am

    Thanks for these great and awesome suggestions!
    I would definitely try it.

    • savvyhorsewoman
      September 18, 2018 / 8:57 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

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