VINEGAR has been used as an antiseptic for centuries. It kills a number of types of germs, helps breakdown stains and can be great for getting rid of the gritty mess of stables.

In the yard white table vinegar is excellent for cleaning buckets and troughs. Scrub equipment, such as water buckets, feeders and salt holders thoroughly with an abrasive pot scrubber and a solution of white vinegar - 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 tap water does a great job of cutting through organic stains such as dried slobber, urine and manure stains, sweat and fly spots. Rinse in clear water and set aside to air-dry.

Vinegar rinses clean and if added to drinking water inhibits the growth of algae and great health benefits for your horse.

Vinegar’s acidity is what makes it a good substitute for many cleaning agents. It is environmentally safe. It’s good for animals, people and children. Regular table white vinegar is what is usually recommended but on the yard (not at home as it can stain fabrics) apple cider vinegar works well too.

Eco-friendly glass cleaning solutions

Two parts vinegar to one part of water, mix ingredients and pour into a spray bottle.

Eco-friendly rust or calcium remover

Vinegar - white distilled is best. Pour into a spray bottle and spray rusted areas or works best if vinegar is poured into a pan and rusted or calcium built-up items can soak.

Eco-friendly mild disinfectant

Add a few drops of an essential oil to vinegar to mask the smell.

Eco-friendly Drain Cleaner

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • Pot of boiling water
  • Mix first three ingredients together. Pour one quarter of a cup of mixture into the drain, followed by pot of boiling water. Pour any unused mixture into an airtight container for future needs.