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…
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.
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DIY Horse Recipes
This leave-in spray adds moisture and shine, without any stickiness.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Witch Hazel, Essential Oils (optional), Distilled Water
Came across your recipe, and I added tea tree, rosemary, and lavender essential oils with it (good choices for dandruff), and it worked like a charm! No more dandruff or “itchies” and she loves her spray and “massage” time!! – Cynthia
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.
Thank you for this recipe! It really works!! My friend’s horse’s forelock was cut off by one of the grooms taking out his braid. We have been massaging in this recipe (I also used a combo of neem and jojoba along with lavender and rosemary essential oils) for a couple of months now and his forelock has grown. Another gal in the barn asked to use some on her son’s roping horse as he had no forelock and sure enough, it’s growing!!!! – Lani
This recipe uses my favorite coconut based Castile Soap for a deep clean.
Dr. Bronners Liquid Soap, Jojoba Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Witch Hazel and Essential Oils (optional)
I love to create my own horsey products when I can, it not only saves money but I think it is healthier for the horses without all those chemicals. Thanks for sharing! – Dana Benjamin
Perfect for the shows or travelling, these wipes are convenient and easy to make.
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.
Hair Conditioner, Baby Oil, White Vinegar, Water
For an effective fly spray with a pleasant smell, give this one a try.
Water, Witch Hazel, Vanilla Extract, Essential Oil Blend
DIY Horse Projects & Crafts
These are the top DIY projects, crafts and hacks from the blog!
If you’re looking for more great DIY Horse Care Recipes, you’re in luck!
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!
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What’s your favorite DIY horse stuff?