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        01-09-2009, 11:38 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Do you have any dryer sheets? They help with the static, rub on him, on your brushes and on your hands. Spritzing the brushes with water help to. Just dampen them.
         
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        01-09-2009, 11:45 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    Awww dappled greys make me drool every time I see them. They always remind me of Merlin's horse. =D
         
        01-10-2009, 12:04 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Thanks for the tip about the dryer sheets I'll have to try that. It's quite a pity I wasn't able to do much with him because of that. He is normally such a laid back horse but the shocks were really freaking him out.

    Oh, and Lucara, I know what you mean about Dappled Greys. There is something sort of magical about them.

    Jubilee
         
        01-11-2009, 08:08 PM
      #24
    Foal
    He looks a lot whiter! Good job!!
         
        01-11-2009, 08:23 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    I would wrap up his tail if he will let you. If not braid it it helps to keep them clean. I would towel bath him with quick silver. And put show sheen on his maine. That's about it
         
        01-12-2009, 01:13 PM
      #26
    Trained
    He is looking great! I can't wait to see him all spiffed up and looking perfect!
         
        01-12-2009, 05:23 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Well I went out again today and for the most part everything went well. I forgot to bring dryer sheets, which a had made a mental note to do. I wish I did bring them because the static was just as bad today and it still freaked him out. They have electric fencing in their pasture so I'm sure he thought he was touching a fence every I touched him. Not cool. But I went ahead and curried him today anyway. He really needs a bath. I was able to get a lot of surface dirt off but I can see the deep down stuff that needs to be washed out. I'm going to have to hot towel bathe him though because it is just too cold for a bath.

    As far as training goes, I worked with tying him today. I wrapped the lead rope around the tree without tying it so that it would put pressure on his face but could still get away if he were to really fight it. He did pull back a few times when he got startled (by my shocking him, poor baby), but I was able to grab the end of the rope before it unwrapped from the tree and I was able to regulate the pressure until he relaxed. It seemed to work well and he was pretty well relaxed by the end.

    I won't share any pics this time because it's really not much of a difference. He still looks dirty . I really hope that I'm going to be able to complete this project.

    Jubilee
         
        01-12-2009, 06:08 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    Aww I would still love pictures even if he hasn't changed, Lmao I just love looking at him! I would love to purchase a horse who looks like that good, even dirty! =D
         
        01-12-2009, 06:47 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Baby powder can help "whiten" the coat too. Just dust him a little and brush it through. I know it's not a perfect solution, but it's better than no bath and better than trying to bath a horse in the cold.
         
        01-12-2009, 07:40 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    I've heard the of baby powder thing before but does it actually whiten by cleaning or does it simple add white to his coat, kind of like makeup? I guess it could really help for the final pictures, but I also actually want to whiten his coat.

    Oh and Lucara, since you asked so nicely, here is a cute picture I took of him today.



    Jubilee
         

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