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post #1 of 8 Old 04-20-2009, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Question Mares with feathers?

Does anyone have a mare that has feathers? Mine does, and she has yellow pee stains on her back feet. Does anyone else's horse have those? What do you do about them?
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-20-2009, 03:11 PM
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Any horse will get feathers and they will get dirty if your horse is in a stall with urin or out in a field with mud and gunk. If you want to keep the feathers, I would use cowboy magic green stain remover. Spray it in and let it set for a bit, and then hose it out (It says you dont need water...but I like to rinse)

With my horse though, I just clip the feathers off. He is a quarter horse so it's not too sacrilegious lol
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Any horse will get feathers and they will get dirty if your horse is in a stall with urin or out in a field with mud and gunk. If you want to keep the feathers, I would use cowboy magic green stain remover. Spray it in and let it set for a bit, and then hose it out (It says you dont need water...but I like to rinse)

With my horse though, I just clip the feathers off. He is a quarter horse so it's not too sacrilegious lol
Since when do quarter horses have feathers?
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Since I let him go a season without clipping his legs.
From that comment I take it you have a draft or something with nice feathers not just furry overgrown feet like me. In that case, follow what I said about the stain remover -- Works great on white.
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Since I let him go a season without clipping his legs.
From that comment I take it you have a draft or something with nice feathers not just furry overgrown feet like me. In that case, follow what I said about the stain remover -- Works great on white.
Uh, yea... That's why I posted this in the draft forum.

I've used the green spot remover on them, but it doesn't work.
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Alright. Well I just go to new posts, so I didn't see that.

Have you tried Suave?
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Are they white? That bright white shampoo (its purple, strangely it looks alot like the brightening shampoo i use for my highlights lol) works well on white.
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My mare's got a lot of white to keep up with. I haven't had much luck with any of the shampoos in particular, but if I have her stand with a foot in one of those rubber grain pans full of warm sudsy water for 10 or 15 minutes on each leg, that helps a lot to break up mud clumps and get stains out. For the tail I just lathered it up really good, and let it soak wrapped up in a trash bag for 15 minutes. I also treat her feather and tail once or twice a month with mineral oil. It works a lot like cowboy magic does when you're grooming, so it's great for getting out knots and much less expensive. Leave it in and it'll condition the hair and make it more resistant to stains in the first place.
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