Routine cleaning is vital for horse health management and critical for adequate disease prevention.  As the experts with the OAHN confirm, horses commonly spread respiratory viruses via nose to nose contact or contact with infectious particles in the environment (tack, grooming supplies, stalls, and trailers).

First Saturday Lime’s formula, also known as Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) is a nontoxic mineral  known to:

  • Deodorize
  • Kill parasite larvae
  • Prevent the growth of bacteria
  • Neutralize acid from urine
  • Reduce the likelihood of harboring infections in equine environments

Note: Years of story evidence from around the world support that in small amounts, First Saturday Lime’s formula is safe for your animal to ingest. How much? Don’t set a bowl of it next to their food but don’t be afraid if some is left over after the applications listed below. Put it this way, it’s made primarily of calcium carbonate, which is regularly used to clean tap water.

A simple way to clean horse bedding

What You’ll Need

  • First Saturday Lime
  • Fresh clean hay as bedding
  • Broom

Directions

  1. Remove all bedding, manure, and other debris in the stall. 
  2. Pour a layer of First Saturday Lime over desired area. 
  3. Wait at least 1 hour minimum. 
  4. Sweep up lime and discard. 
  5. Put down clean bedding a sprinkle thin layer over clean bedding.

KEY TIP: For best results, repeat this process once a month or as needed.

The easy way to maintain a healthy horse water trough

What You’ll Need

  • First Saturday Lime
  • Fresh clean water

Directions

  1. Clean your water trough and add fresh, clean water.
  2. Pour a thin layer of First Saturday Lime on the surface of your water 

KEY TIP: Reapply monthly or whenever that familiar film or algae or moss appears in their water trough.

How to whitewash the inside of your horse stall

What You’ll Need

  • 8 cups First Saturday Lime
  • 2 cups table salt
  • 1 gallon of water  
  • 1 paint brush

Directions

  1. Combine First Saturday Lime and salt together in a bucket or large open container.
  2. Gradually add water and stir the mixture. 
  3. Remove everything and thoroughly clean the inside of the stall.
  4. Apply first layer with a paint brush to the inside of the stall.  Allow to dry completely.
  5. After the first layer, has dried, apply a second layer and allow to dry completely.
  6. Once the whitewash has completely dried, allow your horses to enjoy their comfy home.

KEY TIP: Whitewash is water-soluble so reapplication will be needed as it comes off (depending on weather elements and exposure to water or other fluids).