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post #11 of 15 Old 11-29-2012, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AnimalChiro View Post
You could try using Miracle Groom if the horse is not caked in mud. I've used it to clean my horse's coat before.
Yes to Miracle Groom. I am a big fan of feeding properly and proper grooming to get the coat to shine and lay down nicely but sometimes ya gotta cheat! Long winter coats are hard to keep clean and neat but this stuff does a good job of getting rid of poop stains and detangles a mane and tail without making it slippery or oily. Sheets/blankets keep your hard work to a minimum, too.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-29-2012, 10:23 PM
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Mine have blankets on right now so it keeps at least most of them clean, but their necks and heads usually are muddy from rolling. I just brush it out, but have you tried the waterless shampoo?? Other than that just a good brushing
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-29-2012, 10:38 PM
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I have found that if I let the mud dry I can take a rubber curry comb to knock off the worst of it. Then I fire up my shop-vac with the round rubber brush attachment and go to town. I've never found a horse that didn't enjoy it once they got past the noise issues. And all that takes is time and training.
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I will not be putting any blankets on him. He has a full coat and I refuse to clip for the winter. He's in a dusty pasture, though. So I'll be checking out thia miracle groom! :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-04-2012, 07:32 PM
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If your horse is outside and unblanketed, don't bathe him! That grayish looking danderuff stuff is what makes him waterproof and keeps him warm in the winter. You can brush & towel him down, vacuum even as none of that can remove enough of it to make a difference, but don't wash it off.
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