Unfortunately Saddlebag, what I can't seem to remove is plain old dirt. I curry, curry, curry, get it all to the surface (or so I think), stiff brush and then body brush, and he's still standing there looking like pig pen. I'm embarassed to take lessons with him looking like that, no less going to a show. It's not help that he's now growing in his wooly bear coat which really traps it all in. I just want to know I have him clean enough that the girth and saddle pad aren't going to be irritating him.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.