Feathers?! - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Feathers?!

This is a discussion on Feathers?! within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

View Poll Results: Excess Hair?
Attractive 14 43.75%
Unattractive 12 37.50%
Doesn't Matter 6 18.75%
Don't Care 0 0%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-21-2009, 07:03 PM
  #11
Foal
This time of year I let my boys get all wooley. I figure with the cold weather they could use every hair they got. I'll trim them up nice after they get their first spring bath.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-21-2009, 07:57 PM
  #12
Weanling
I think it really depends on the breed. But I do like feathering. Sometimes when there is just a little bit of straggly feathering I think it looks best to just clip it. But if the horse has nice, full feathery feet (and they are well maintained) I think it's best to keep them. Not all horses are able to grow such full feathers, it makes them stand out. If you are not showing in anything that requires you to clip them, then keep them. It help protect their hoofs from moister anyway.

Jubilee
     
    01-23-2009, 04:51 PM
  #13
Foal







Gotta Love Feathers
     
    01-23-2009, 05:07 PM
  #14
Showing
I love hairy horses. Long manes, long tails, and feathers. I have 2 mustangs and 1 percheron and they are all natural. Hairy chins and all. I think it gives them more character.
     
    01-23-2009, 07:52 PM
  #15
Foal
I hate excess hair, trim it all!
     
    01-23-2009, 08:13 PM
  #16
Foal
Depends on the breed...Drafts should stay with feathers for sure. I have both, some with and some without. But the ones with are because i"m too lazy to totally clip them...And I hate fighting with the clippers.
     
    01-24-2009, 03:10 AM
  #17
Started
I don't like fuzzy heads, so I shave the mini's heads and on the big horses shave the whiskers and trim the underside of the head. But other than that and a bridle path, I like them natural... LOVE feathers, no matter how much they have ;)
     
    01-24-2009, 10:17 AM
  #18
Foal
In the winter I clip the horses' legs, so they don't get too dirty, but leave the fuzzy winter body for warmth.

__________________________________________________ ___________
Everything Horsey
(Under Construction)
     
    01-24-2009, 12:56 PM
  #19
Yearling
At my barn, we don't clip or trim anything on the horses- I think it isn't good to change the way a horse looks just because we like it better. I really like the feathers and long hairs on horses. That is what they were born with and that is the way they should stay.
     
    01-25-2009, 11:07 PM
  #20
Foal
I think it depends on the breed, but l love feathers!!
     



Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Do You Groom Foot-Feathers? QuarterPony Horse Grooming 8 08-21-2008 01:24 PM
Spring feathers Dumas'_Grrrl Horse Grooming 9 04-19-2008 07:55 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0