Originally Posted by BackInTheSaddleAgain
I don't have my draft, yet, but hope to get a shire or clyde in the next few months. I know someone who works with the Budweiser Clydes and she was telling me about how hard it is to keep the mites and dirt off of their feathers. She took me in the back to see a mare, lifted the feathers and showed me healing sores.
Does anyone have any tips on feathers? Is wrapping them an option? Someone suggested I shave them off, but that makes me sick to my stomach to think about. Thanks in advance =)
How about leaving something like baby shampoo on the feathers when he's stalled and rinsing them off when you ride. Maybe the dirt wouldn't stick to the hair and stain it as badly?