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post #1 of 7 Old 10-10-2009, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 7 Old 10-10-2009, 11:49 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-10-2009, 12:23 PM
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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 :)

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-10-2009, 04:07 PM
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Slickneasy block works for me. About $3 or $4 in the tack shop.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-10-2009, 06:09 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-15-2009, 09:21 PM
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I either do the damp cloth or the slickneasy works wonders too!
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 10:22 AM
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A shop vac was my first thought.


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