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post #11 of 25 Old 02-13-2014, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Yip, new bathing technique in order haha. I ditched the sponges completely (for the body, I still use them for the face and other sensitive areas)

But when you've gotten your horse wet, put shampoo straight onto your horse, then use a rubber curry to really lather it up, and keep going until the suds turn white, then you know there's no more dirt in that spot, if your rinsing/scraping off brown shampoo or water, you still have dirt, and you'll need to use more shampoo...
I bath my horse like that before each show... And this is the result... Without showsheen or baby oil or any fancy products, just a really good bath (Took me about 20 minutes)
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Not the best riding photo exactly, but probably the best to show off his bath
How pretty! Yes! I'll definitely have to do that!
But really I think the biggest problem is there whole pen is nothing but dirt. They tore it up and ate it to nothing. And unfortunately it doesn't seem to be holding grass seed at all.
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post #12 of 25 Old 02-13-2014, 05:06 AM
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How pretty! Yes! I'll definitely have to do that!
But really I think the biggest problem is there whole pen is nothing but dirt. They tore it up and ate it to nothing. And unfortunately it doesn't seem to be holding grass seed at all.
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Oh darn that sucks, if your that worried about keeping your horse clean then perhaps get a cotton sheet to put on, but if you plan on going out and about or doing events then that method of bathing really works.

I also used this method to get my mini (think she's part wooly mammoth ) clean enough to clip without ruining the clippers, and she's in a dirty dusty paddock due to strict diet management haha.

Are you able to shift your horses off that particular paddock? Not sure if anything will hold grass seeds with horse hooves clomping all over the place

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post #13 of 25 Old 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM
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I just wanted to second vacuuming; it works wonders!

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post #14 of 25 Old 02-13-2014, 10:42 AM
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Oh, I so want a vacuum!
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post #15 of 25 Old 02-13-2014, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Oh darn that sucks, if your that worried about keeping your horse clean then perhaps get a cotton sheet to put on, but if you plan on going out and about or doing events then that method of bathing really works.

I also used this method to get my mini (think she's part wooly mammoth ) clean enough to clip without ruining the clippers, and she's in a dirty dusty paddock due to strict diet management haha.

Are you able to shift your horses off that particular paddock? Not sure if anything will hold grass seeds with horse hooves clomping all over the place
Our first attempt was in the round pen/secondary pen (we put them in there if we need to do vaccines or worming) But nothing took, and that was without anyone being in it.
Not sure what we're going to do about it, but I hope we figure something out! I feel a bit bad that they've got nothing but dirt. They probably wouldn't be eating the fence if the had grass :(
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post #16 of 25 Old 02-17-2014, 11:27 AM
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HollyBubbles, you have a beautiful horse! Very stunning :)
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post #17 of 25 Old 02-17-2014, 11:40 AM
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Here is what I suggest - when you get her clean then blanket her.
If you are in winter and don't plan on showing then I wouldn't worry about it.
Here is what my white horse looks like every day...every...day..

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post #18 of 25 Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 AM
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As the sun gets higher the winter coats get itchy. Unless one will be showing, the horse shouldn't be shampoo'd as it strips the natural oils and removes the dander which keeps the skin dry during a downpour. Because a horse will turn it's rump to the wind, it has thicker skin on it's bum and produces more waterproofing.
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post #19 of 25 Old 02-17-2014, 11:58 AM
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I use a Shop Vac and a hand held Black & Decker rechargeable Car Vac like the one in this link on all my horses when they get a lot of dirt and dust in their coats - also useful when they're shedding!!
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post #20 of 25 Old 02-17-2014, 01:19 PM
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Amberly--Bahhhh that horse is so dirty xD I love it.
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