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post #1 of 6 Old 08-25-2010, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Dry Skin

In the winter my horses skin becomes very dry and she becomes staticy. When I groom her I often shock her and she starts to become scared of me. When its time to get the blankets out things get worse. The blanket will shock her alot as im pulling it off. I used a cotton sheet under her mid weight blanket last winter but it didn't compleatly fix the problem. I would still shock her while grooming. Is there anything I can do to stop the shocking and keep her skin from becoming dry? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-25-2010, 09:52 PM
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Im not sure about the dry skin... but I use static gaurd on my horse! lol and it makes her coat soft to! I just spray it on the blanket once and then spray it on the horse (where the blanket goes) everytime I put the blanket on. I fid it works really well, My first horse was crazy about static.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-25-2010, 10:46 PM
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you could spray the static guard on your brushes.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-26-2010, 12:08 AM
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I agree - static guard would probably work great! or maybe downy dryer sheets? i hope you can fix the problem - static electricity shocks = ouch! for you and the horsey!

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-26-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I have acctually used static guard (there is some in my tack box right now ;) But it doesn't make the blankets not staticy, but it does help a little. I'm not sure that there is anything that can make the static go away compleatly. I will try the dryer sheets though. Maybe that will help! :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-26-2010, 11:38 AM
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Get a cloth diaper and sew 3 sides together. Then but a dryer sheet into it and rub down your horse before you brush her. Then after she is all clean spray Show Sheen where the blankets go. My sister's horse had the same problem and this worked GREAT!
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