It has many uses around your barn.
by Horse Journal Staff
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is inexpensive and found in any grocery story. It has myriad uses and performs as well as many more-expensive products. At 50 to 75 cents a pound, it’s hard to complain about the price. At a warehouse club, it may be as low as 20 cents a pound.
Some of our favorite uses around the barn include:
- Clean bits, stirrup irons, any metal. Rinses off easily with plain, cold water and leaves no after-taste.
- Scrub algae and any type of buildup from water buckets/troughs and feed buckets.
- Excellent choice to scour automatic waterers.
- Absorb spills of hoof oil and other greasy substances.
- Soak brushes clean.
- Gentle spot cleaner to remove urine or manure stains from coats and blankets. Mist area to be cleaned with water, apply paste of baking soda, rub in with a small brush. Brush off when dry.
- Use as a deodorizer on wet spots in stalls.
- Sprinkle in barn aisle to control odors and...