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    10-10-2009, 12:31 PM
Question A dusty winter coat

I have a little pony that has a really thick winter coat. He's black so all the dust that I missed shows up very well. I go through his usually grooming routine ( curry comb > Dandy brush > Body Brush ) and at the end of it all, theres still dust that will not get off. Any suggestions as to how to get that stubborn dust off?
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    10-10-2009, 12:49 PM
This may sound wierd, but have you tried swiffer cloths? I use them on my TB kind of as a finishing thing, and it picks up all of the dead hair and extra dirt I may have missed....its also really good for his face since he doesn't like me to brush it.
    10-10-2009, 01:23 PM
Go to sears or home depot and buy a tiny shop vac, they really do work! Then you can get a brush attachment and you're good to go. It takes the horses a bit to get used to it, but it's a life saver in the winter when you can't bathe :)
    10-10-2009, 05:07 PM
Slickneasy block works for me. About $3 or $4 in the tack shop.
    10-10-2009, 07:09 PM
All my horses get that in the winter months....what I normally do is I take a damp cloth and wipe it over them...seems to do the trick for my horses.
    10-15-2009, 10:21 PM
I either do the damp cloth or the slickneasy works wonders too!
    10-17-2009, 11:22 AM
A shop vac was my first thought.

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