I received an exfoliating mitt in a spa basket for my birthday this year. I never used it on myself but discovered it made a great curry for my horse’s face, legs, belly and other sensitive areas. — Melissa Sorgenson, Atlanta, Georgia
Send your suggestions for inexpensive horse-care substitutes as well as hints for saving effort and time to Hands On, EQUUS, P.O. Box 7510, Falls Church, Virginia 22040; email: EQLetters@aimmedia.com. Senders of published items will receive selected EQUUS merchandise. walk a portion of their meal into their bedding and waste it. For these horses, look into using a “slow feeder” hay bag or net that only allows them to pull small amounts of forage free at a time. Not only might this keep the wastage down, but it can improve your horse’s digestive health by extending the amount of time he has hay in front of him each day.