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Tip of the Day – An Alternative Way to Clean Stud Holes.

The Eventing Vet mentioned cleaning stud holes with WD40 but I thought I would just mention another way to make the job easier.

I discovered that stud holes are easier to clean when you have washed the horse. I now wash the horse and while its feet are still wet, I will do the stud holes. The are really easy to do when wet and then plug with cotton wool or cigarette filters overnight.

WARNING NON BHS METHOD! – I have been known on a particularly easy going horse to pick its feet up and direct the nozzle of the hose into the stud hole to clean it out which also works well!

About the author


An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.

1 Comment

  • Love the non BHS method, should work a treat with a chilled horse (though I’ll be standing back and well to the side for the first time I try it) !