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    03-30-2011, 02:58 AM
dried on dirt clumps stuck in his fur!!!!

Hey guys! So I was gone for a few days and when I got back I went out to see tazz and he now has huge clumps of dried on dirt stuck in his fur! I can't get them out with a metal curry comb and I feel so bad because when I try it pulls on his fur like crazy. And I can't give him a bath because its to cold here in iowa. Do you guys have any tips or ideas on how to get it out?
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    03-30-2011, 03:05 AM
Is it more clay than dirt? Clay can really get stuck on tough. Normally, I would suggest a metal curry or rubber curry, but you've already tried that. Since you can't give a bath, you could try "toweling"

You will need a bucket of water (hot is better) and a towel. Get the towel wet & wring it out a bit, then continuously wipe at the dirty spots. The goal is to not get your horse very wet, but clean the dirt off. It is very similar to how you might wash your face with a washcloth, but don't use any soap on your horse.

When you are finished, you can use another towel to dry him up if needed.
    03-30-2011, 03:12 AM
Thanks! There isn't any clay. Tazz just knows how to get the nastiest spot in the pasture lol that's his special talent
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    04-10-2011, 08:23 PM
I have the same problem except it's just on my pony's legs. Occasionally it gets in his tail but not very often. What I do is just brush vigorously (spelling?) with a dandy brush and most of it comes off.
    04-10-2011, 09:24 PM
This happens a lot in the springtime to my horse, and I just use a shedding blade(is that what you mean by metal curry?) to brush out the dirt. However, what I am talking about as dirt is like dried on mud and I don't know if that is what you mean, but for my problem it works great!
    04-10-2011, 11:24 PM
Okay I'll try that. That's basically the same problem Stuart has.
    04-11-2011, 04:55 PM
When the clumps are big I use pliars. It works especially well in manes and tails, but also works on the coat though it would seem tedious.
I keep the chunks dry (key part) and smash them with the pliars.
    04-11-2011, 04:57 PM
This also happens so my horse. I try a shedding blade but if it gets stuck on and it's too hard I take some luke warm water and a towel and hold it intil it comes off. Hope this helps! :)
    04-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Hehe wouldn't that look funny!

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