Sunday, May 15, 2016

I am Going To The Grocery Store....For The Horse!

Several of us were talking today at the barn about the many items that we buy at Target or the grocery store... for our horses. Some of these are items that nobody would think twice about...except that the cashier or bagger may think it odd that you are buying enough gauze pads to patch up a literal army of wounded soldiers, while other items are embarrassing enough when you buy one of. When you are buying multiple tubes of Prep-H...extra strength and in large tubes....well, you may see a raised eyebrow or a smirk.
Chances are when you see someone ahead of you with some of these items, you know that they are probably a horse person and you can commiserate with them!

The Raised Eye Brow/Giggle List:

  • Multiple tubes of Preparation H, extra strength and largest size (great for closing wounds that can't be sutured)
  • Multiple packs of maxi pads, extra strength (for packing hooves, stop bleeding wounds)
  • Multiple cases of beer, especially at 7:00 in the morning (for non-sweaters)
  • KY Jelly (sheath cleaning)
  • Desitin (wounds)
  • Vaseline
  • Tucks wipes (sores, fungus)

Then there are the items which, well, lets say you put all of the following items on the conveyor belt, you can be sure that the cashier is going to be curious:
  • WD-40 (great to remove tangled tails)
  • Duct tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Zip Ties
  • Athletic foot ointment (fungus)
  • Saran Wrap (poultice)
  • Baggies
  • Baby Oil
  • Vicks

And then there is the list that no matter how many times my husband is with me, I STILL have to explain why I am getting these:
  • Multiple packs of organic applesauce (every time he reminds me that the kids are grown!)
  • Apple Cider vinegar (fly control)
  • Diapers (see applesauce) (same use as maxi pads)
  • SOS pads (clean bits)
  • Castille soap (leather cleaner)
  • Listerine (we don't use that kind he tells me) (dandruff, linament)
  • Large gauze pads, usually multiple boxes
  • Betadine
  • Saline
  • Hydro cortisone ointment, large tube
  • Epsom Salts
  • Baby wipes

I know that the list is endless....peppermints, Murphy's soap, bluing, Dippity Doo, oil, cornstarch...what unusual item do you buy for the barn?

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