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

6 Easy DIY Horse Care Recipes from Savvy Horsewoman

Coat Conditioner with Coconut Oil

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

Reader Feedback:

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

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6 Easy DIY Horse Care Recipes from Savvy Horsewoman

Mane & Tail Growth Serum

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.

Reader Feedback

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

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6 Easy DIY Horse Care Recipes from Savvy Horsewoman

Natural Horse Shampoo

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)

Reader Feedback

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

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6 Easy DIY Horse Care Recipes from Savvy Horsewoman

Homemade Grooming Wipes

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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6 Easy DIY Horse Care Recipes from Savvy Horsewoman

Easy Homemade Show Sheen

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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Natural Fly Spray for Horses + DIY Recipes | Horse Care from Savvy Horsewoman

DIY Essential Oil Fly Spray

For an effective fly spray with a pleasant smell, give this one a try. 

Ingredients include:

Water, Witch Hazel, Vanilla Extract, Essential Oil Blend

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DIY Horse Projects & Crafts

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

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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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