Wood chewing

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by ALL4QHS, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. ALL4QHS

    ALL4QHS New Member

    I have just come back form the hardware store, and was told that Creosote is no longer being made(enviromently unfriendly). So the question is what else can I use. We used to mix the creosote with diesel sump oil and it helped to stop the horses chewing.
    So if anyone knows of some similar product that works I would appreciate hearing about it. Or for that mattter any other products or home recipes that work. Thanks
  2. Northern Peregrine

    Northern Peregrine Well-known Member

    We just bought a big tin of oil based wood stain from bunnings and used that on our rapidly disintegrating stable yards...seems to work okay. Probably works out a bit expensive for a lot of wood though.
  3. Tblover

    Tblover New Member

    I heard soap is ment to work well . Have you tried something like crib stop?
  4. Teddie1980

    Teddie1980 Well-known Member

    definately soap!
  5. valdez

    valdez Well-known Member

    A $2 bottle of dishwashing liquid squirted all over posts works great, cheap enough to re-apply each week.
  6. janm3680

    janm3680 New Member

    This is definitely the way to go.. works a treat..
  7. kathyve

    kathyve Active Member

    I just use old sump oil.. I have a workshop with services vehicles, so no cost. It works well until I forget to re-apply and they always take the opportunity
  8. nannygoat

    nannygoat Gold Member

    oh yes they do, don't they kath!!!
  9. citygirl

    citygirl Gold Member

    I always thought just sump oil too

    - cheap as ! **)


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