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Do whiskers serve a purpose?

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        06-12-2008, 08:53 PM
      #11
    Showing
    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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        06-12-2008, 09:05 PM
      #12
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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.
         
        06-12-2008, 10:05 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I always shave Jeddahs off and have never had a problem
         
        06-12-2008, 10:39 PM
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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.
         
        06-12-2008, 11:05 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    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
         
        06-13-2008, 03:21 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Oh the lengths we go to, to beautify our ponies
         
        06-13-2008, 07:41 AM
      #17
    Showing
    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.
         
        06-13-2008, 10:54 AM
      #18
    Foal
    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
         
        06-13-2008, 11:18 AM
      #19
    Trained
    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.
         
        06-13-2008, 12:25 PM
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    Originally Posted by Micki O
    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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