Eyes, Ears & Nose

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Eyes, Ears & Nose

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    06-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Eyes, Ears & Nose

What do you guys use to clean your horse's eyes, ears and nose? For eyes, and ears I usually just take the guckies out with my fingers. For the nose, I use a wet sponge, or a baby wipe.

Also, should you use separate sponges for eyes vs. nose?
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    06-10-2008, 11:34 AM
I just use my fingers to clean the eye boogers out plus I have a small very soft brush I brush the lids with. I keep a seperate slightly stiffer brush for cleaning the ears and the rest of her face. I keep a bandana in my cookie bag for cleaning out her nose. If its really crusty I just wet the bandana.
She is really good about me working with her eyes. She will even let me pull the lid down if she has a big glob in there. Then I use a paper towel. I have even used a corner of my shirt to clean them out Probably not a really good idea
    06-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by Vidaloco
I have even used a corner of my shirt to clean them out Probably not a really good idea
Vida, haha!!! I have totally done that too!!
    06-10-2008, 04:18 PM
I use a big squichy sponge and warm water.
    06-10-2008, 05:12 PM
I'll use a sponge & some water sometimes. But usually just my fingers.
    06-10-2008, 05:16 PM
For her eyes, I just use my finger. For her nose I use either paper towel or a cloth dipped in water.

I've never cleaned her ears..is it necessary?
    06-10-2008, 08:38 PM
I think if you keep the ears clipped they would need cleaned regular. I don't clip mine, just use a face brush to clean them and use my fingers to feel for any gunk or ticks.
    06-10-2008, 08:54 PM
Ohh ok. I'll do that next time I see her and when she moves, since she'll be out 24/7 i'll check her for ticks and bugs and all that good stuff in her ears.
    06-11-2008, 12:29 AM
Where is vega moving?
    06-11-2008, 12:51 AM
I bought those tiny tack sponges for cleaning my horses' faces. They work very nicely, but I usually only use my fingers or a face brush.

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