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post #1 of 13 Old 05-06-2008, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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dust busting :P

my horse is always REALLY dusty, and because I don't rug him all year round I can't stop him from rolling. But with out washing him, just for everyday riding does anyone know any good ways to get rid of dust? I've tried a damp sponge but that just pushes the dust under and none of my grooming brushes work at all!!!!!!!

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-08-2008, 02:16 PM
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I have a black horse so I understand. I've never been able to her completely dust free without a bath. The closest I can get is lots and lots of brushing using a damp towel and then brushing some more. I use an oil based fly spray and then wiper her down again. Still if you touch her or scratch her she dusts back up again.
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Its not any better with white/grey horses. :roll: Short of a bath we just brush and brush then we brush some more. Still, when you really get to scratcing them your finger tips will be dirty from the oils and dirt.

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post #4 of 13 Old 05-08-2008, 03:36 PM
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Groom a lot, that will help. With a curry.

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-08-2008, 05:42 PM
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curry + shedding blade + elbow grease

Of course, as soon as I put the time in to get mine gleaming, they find the nearest dirt patch and r o l l!

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-08-2008, 06:26 PM
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I know what you mean. Since autumn hit over here and the rain has stopped the pomy club has turned into a dustbowl. Jarred was so dusty the other day we could draw on him so we played naughts and crosses on his butt lol

I find, like the others, brush brush brush brush brush and then when you think its all out, brush again ;) damp towel then brush again then finish with a damp towel :) that's how I do it. Although the last couple of times ove tried a shine tonic let it sit for a few minutes and then rub it out with a towel. It really works well. When I bought possum in the other day to ride she was filthy and although it took me about half an hour of grooming she came up a treat

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Its very frustrating but it can be worked around. As vida said though once they looked nice try not to touch them or the dirt comes right back up :)

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post #7 of 13 Old 05-09-2008, 07:23 AM
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I want to add that I clean my brushes constantly while grooming. Just kinda flick the dirt out of them on a hard surface. I use a fence rail or my leg/hand Just run them back and forth a few times to get the dust out of them. Otherwise you just keep putting the dirt back on.

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Naughts and crosses? Must be like tic tac toe
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Wowww Possum looks pretty good!!
Yeah, keeping your grooming tools clean is definitely a start.

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-09-2008, 06:13 PM
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I want to add that I clean my brushes constantly while grooming. Just kinda flick the dirt out of them on a hard surface. I use a fence rail or my leg/hand Just run them back and forth a few times to get the dust out of them. Otherwise you just keep putting the dirt back on.

Possum looks sparkly Jazzy
Naughts and crosses? Must be like tic tac toe
lol yeah I think so. Is that where you have to get 3 x's or 3 o's in a row in a little grid?

Poptart & vida - yeah this is the first day I used the shine tonic. That's with a winter coat as well

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-11-2008, 07:22 PM
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I have a black horse so I understand. I've never been able to her completely dust free without a bath. The closest I can get is lots and lots of brushing using a damp towel and then brushing some more. I use an oil based fly spray and then wiper her down again. Still if you touch her or scratch her she dusts back up again.
Is there something specific that you use?
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