Dirty Horse *vent*

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Dirty Horse *vent*

This is a discussion on Dirty Horse *vent* within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree4Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-31-2013, 05:25 AM
Green Broke
Dirty Horse *vent*

AHHHHHHH! I really dislike people who clean their horses like once a year and they are so clean looking. Minimal amount of grooming, maybe just curry them and they are presentable. Unlike Negra, aka PigPen. I have to wash her every week! And I don't just mean hosing her off. She needs to see soap every other week at least. Idk How but if she is in a dry stall, I'll find mud caked onto her head! This vid is of her from today. She JUST had a bath around last Sunday. She was all purdy and CLEAN and was dry when I put her away. I found her like this!
People will look at me when I walk by with her and give me the "you should wash your horse more look". Lol she can't go more then 3 days without looking like a homeless child XD! I don't want to over wash her but if too much dirt is on her skin, her skin will dry out and she starts losing hair! IDK what im going to do with her -_-'.
Sponsored Links
    08-31-2013, 05:31 AM

Think about the area the horse is kept in. Is it dusty or muddy? You might have to move the horse if it is getting that bad. Good luck!
    08-31-2013, 05:40 AM
Green Broke
Lol her stall is so dry she is having issues with dry hooves XD. And the last 4 places I have had her at its always the same with this goof. I remember a day when I had just moved her into a dry stall. Came back 10 min later and she had mud on her head! I spent 20 min looking for where it came from. Not even a pee spot -_-'. She is just talented. Her stall is a little dusty but she can still do amazing things when I had shavings too. IF there is SOMEWAY she can get dirty she manages it. My bf had not brushed or washed his paint in MONTHS and he's still white! And my silly horse can't manage to stay somewhat clean for a week LMAO!
    08-31-2013, 05:40 AM
Green Broke
That almost looks like dried sweat more than dirt to me.
    08-31-2013, 05:48 AM
Green Broke
Oh its a bit of everything. She had just came out of heat, she had sweat caked on and most of that was dirt that took forever to try to brush out lol. Some was paint from the fence (idk how, where and what part of the fence, that's the white on her ear) and mud. There is no mud on the property (well there is in the horses stall across from her but he decided he wanted to go swimming in his water). BO used to try and hose her off once a day but gave up, as this horse thinks the horse and the devil are one in the same. I have had this horse for 2 years and she just has a thing about NEEDING to be dirty. Can you scotch guard a horse LOL!
    08-31-2013, 05:49 AM
If it isn't too much effort, try keeping cameras near it! That will reveal truth! I'm honestly stumped xD
KigerQueen likes this.
    08-31-2013, 08:47 AM
Pigpen lol. I have a bay gelding I call pigpen. Every morning when I go out he is covered from head to toe in sand, his long mane is tangled in knots. I just give him a good curry, to get the sand out, and use a stiff brush to get it off. Otherwise he has a shiny coat, I hose him and scrap the water off after I ride. I try not to use soap on him more then once a month so the natural oils stay on him.
    08-31-2013, 08:49 AM
Green Broke
She does seem to have a talent for getting dirty, which is unusual for bays-they usually look so nice.
    08-31-2013, 10:27 AM
Green Broke
It's monsoon season here. Everything is dusty and muddy.
I'm convinced that's why people like buckskins, they never look dirty.
I use a mud and shedding brush to get the dirt and salt off mine.
She sure is a pretty little thing and seems to listen well to you.
KigerQueen likes this.
    08-31-2013, 11:52 AM
LOL! I used to have a sweet little grey mare that I called my "green and white" tobiano. She'd be so clean she was irridescent and then go find a place to roll, always had a fresh pile in it, and she'd come up green & white.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Dirty is Too Dirty (sheath wise) DriftingShadow Horse Health 3 01-30-2013 12:13 AM
Dirty, dirty, DIRTY horses PurpleMonkeyWrench Horse Pictures 2 08-22-2012 12:27 AM
My horse is always dirty! Mustangg Horse Grooming 3 04-07-2010 03:43 PM
Dirty, dirty mare... Britt Horse Grooming 20 02-07-2010 11:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0