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post #1 of 34 Old 05-16-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Equine Eyeliner

I hope some of you have heard of Equine Eyeliner or Eye Tattooing. Blu has pink skin, his eyes water alot, and he gets occasional sunburn. I had some friends tell me to put tattoo ink around his eyes. I wondered..how does that work?! So I looked it up and discovered its a medical procedure that is awfully pricey.

Just a thought...how ridiculous would it be if I put regular people eyeliner on Blu when I ride??? I thought it would look better in public anyway. :) But he wears a flymask and baby sunscreen(SPF 50) otherwise.


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post #2 of 34 Old 05-16-2009, 07:21 PM
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Have you thought about that stuff that football players wear? You know, that thick black streak on their cheeks. That might help though it would look a little funny. Maybe put it on top of the sunscreen. :) Although if you show, that would probably not be acceptable.

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post #3 of 34 Old 05-16-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Not Acceptable?

Also, I can't decide between a brown the same color as his points or straight black...

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Not accebtable, as in the show won't allow it

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Yes. I am aware of what 'not acceptable' means..


Is that like an every show won't or what? What makes it unacceptable?

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I think it wouldn't be acceptable in such things as halter or whatever. I don't think they'd care if the horse was poka dots in barrels or something.

I think it would be a good idea, but I'd go with black. How much space are you looking to cover up?
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post #7 of 34 Old 05-16-2009, 08:50 PM
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Hey Blu
I think its one of those things that would depend on the type of show. I know many of them, that sort of thing is acceptable the same as twinkle toes hoof glitter and sparkle in the mane and tail. I think you would want to do a thin line around the eye not like the football player look. The stuff is called eye black and its fairly inexpensive. You could probably get some from a foot ball player at school or most sporting goods stores.

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post #8 of 34 Old 05-17-2009, 03:30 PM
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hey my mare has pink around her eyes, I do paint shows and you may have the tattooing around the eyes. You may have to change his papers or something not sure you would have to check with the breed association. But my mare doesn't have the tattooing but I have thought about it. But when my mare is in the pasture I always put sunscreen on her nose cheeks and I put some on my hands and rub them together I little bit then put it on her eyes then I put a fly mask on her. Also at show I try to keep her in the shade as much as possible. But I would wonder if the stuff football players wear would run into the eyes.
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post #9 of 34 Old 05-17-2009, 05:05 PM
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I don't think it would hurt to try regular eyeliner, I don't see how anyone would know the difference with that at a show unless you made him look like Tammy Faye Baker LOL (google her for a pic youngsters) I would think that would help him a lot, in fact. Just make sure that you keep the sunscreen going. You could probably try the eyeblack stuff too for when you are riding at home and whatnot. You might even take the eyeliner and/or eyeblack and put it somewhere else on his body for a day before you put it on his eyes, to make sure he wont have a reaction to it. Somewhere that would considered a sensitive place I would think.
The eye tattooing - I am not sure on the exact price, but I don't think it's too expensive. My mom was going to get her paint filly done, but then opted to just let her be her.
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post #10 of 34 Old 05-17-2009, 08:52 PM
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When I read the title I thought they had actually marketed makeup for horses
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