My show team and I are going to the lexington horse center this weekend (horsecenter.org) and i'd really like my boys to look fantastic despite their grungy winter coat. My irish warmblood is partially clipped, and my thoroughbred has the hair of a wooly mammoth :-\ any tips to make them shine?
Take a damp cloth (just warm water) and roll it into a roll and start on a section and pull the cloth back over the hair and lift it up and start in the same spot and repeat. And move over the body doing it, your cloth is going to come back nasty! The damp cloth helps pull the dirt away from the skin but it doesnt make the hair wet (here its too cold to bathe so this is a good alternative) So I would bring more then one cloth, but it will leave the hair looking more like the natural shine instead of dull and dingy. It sthe cheapest alternative I have found. Otherwise a really really good brushing and a coat sheen, I likeFarnamŽ Laser SheenŽ - Horse.com
My little guy has a inch and a half coat. He still shines. I use flax (about half cup a day) and just brush him when he gets dirty. I wait for anything wet on him to dry before brushing though. I don't ride him though, as he's only 10months.
I would love to get my horses used to a shop vac lol.
Oooooh!! The VACCUUM!!! That's PERFECT. For christmas my dad bought me a mini shop vac that you plug into your car. And I thought i'd never use it!! Haha yay :) i'll try the wet cloth thing today :) thanks guys :):):) <33
The swiffercloths... are you talking about pledge? I've heard of people using that, but I wouldn't use it where the saddle goes. It would probably have the same effect as ShoSheen. ;)
O.o No... Im talking about the reusable swiffer dry sweeper cloth refills.
They don't wet anything.. they just pick up ALL the dust and dirt. :] Can go ALL over the body.. and its nothing like show sheen.
Its like this... I buy something SIMILAR to it at the dollar store... its cheaper and the same thing,.