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[RC] ice packs--homemade - Andrea Day

This is a really neat idea for ice packs. The other use I can foresee for these is to cool a horse down on a hot day. Racetrack people give their horses an alcohol bath after hosing them to finish cooling them off. I would imagine when the pack melts, you could dump the mix over the horse's neck and back, and the alcohol would quickly evaporate to aid in cooling the horse. On a five-day, melted day-one pack could be used on day two, etc. Additionally, track horses have the softest haircoats. In addition to lots of brushing, the alcohol they put on cuts the "sludge" and cleans the coat.

Found this recipe for freezer packs on the sidesaddle list. Thought I'd =
share it with y'all. The lady uses them for her bad knees. Should work =
on horses, too. These are the kind that don't freeze solid, just stay =
really cold.
Maggie in Ohio
In a heavy gallon ziplock style bag mix 1-1/2 cup water and 3/4 cup of =
rubbing alcohol.  I used double that amount to make it heavier.  The =
abount of water can be increased or decreased to give the consistency =
you want.  I double bagged mine to prevent leaks.  Works great and saves =
a ton a money.

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