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post #11 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 07:53 PM
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My horses get theirs off before we go to a show and they are fine without them. As I posted in another thread it's when they don't see anything that's its more of an issue.
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post #12 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 08:05 PM
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It helps them to feel around like when they are nuzzling around and for their eyes, it keeps them from bumping into things--eyes closed or not. People cut them off all the time. I personally trim everything but the eyes because I would never want anything to happen to their eyes.

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I always shave Jeddahs off and have never had a problem
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post #14 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Now it makes me feel bad clipping them ... But I suppose they'll grow back in. In fact today I checked and they're already poking back through (probably because I didn't do a close shave). The little whiskers around her eyes though, I left those alone because I know that helps keep dust and dirt out of the eyes.

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Yeah the onlt time I shave my horses is when I have a show which is only once a month but they grow back pretty fast

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 06:41 AM
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I shaved them off once, but only because I got a free little shaver thingy at the feed store and wanted to see how it worked.


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post #18 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 09:54 AM
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Do you all realize we probably spend more time clipping, brushing and grooming to make our horses beautiful than we spend on ourselves. The farrier is coming out today (and ever 6 weeks) to give my guys pedicures and I've never even had one myself
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 10:18 AM
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LOL... Never thought of a trim like that! Now that you mention it...we need a girls day out with pedicures for all!!!!

As far as the whiskers thing goes...It has already been said. They are there as feelers. We have hands... They don't.

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post #20 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Do you all realize we probably spend more time clipping, brushing and grooming to make our horses beautiful than we spend on ourselves. The farrier is coming out today (and ever 6 weeks) to give my guys pedicures and I've never even had one myself
That is sooo true! The other day I must have spent 2 and a half hours on Jubilee. Meanwhile I probably took about 10 minutes for myself getting ready for the day. :P

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