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post #1 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Grooming supplies for a very thin skined mare....?

I can not groom my horse. She use to kick and bite but now she dosent bite and she still threatens with kicking. I had a normal rubber curry comb and I found a bath massager soap thing for people in our house so I brought that out and thought it would work, well it dosent.
She also hates the brushes, she tosses her head and is just awful. The only part she likes is having her main and tail brushed. A friend of mine said I should try a soft boot brush for polishing your boots. So I think I will try and get one but thought I would check to see what you guys use for your horses that hate to be groomed.

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post #2 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 06:04 PM
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a soft towel damp w/ water (or water w/ a bit of white vinegar). I rub them down w/ it, which can really suck during shedding season, but most of time works pretty well.
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Wow I never thought of that, hmm that could work she does do well when getting baths. I should try this but its going to take a long time and if ive got a lesson im going to have to spend longer...oh well. Thanks for the tip!

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Maybe you are pushing to hard, try pushing just enough to part the hairs and go slowly and gently and don't work too long in one place.

She could have really dry skin, try feeding her some skin/coat supplements or veggie oil.
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Ive tried going really soft and she still dosent like it, I think it even makes her more mad. This mare is just mean even when I go from side to side and pass her head she is making faces. But once ive had enough and take her into the arena with the curry comb or brush and start to groom her in there to be prepared for her to do something naughty and then id make her move, she is perfect! She dosent kick or bite or any thing no mean faces. So she is just naughty.!
But I really thinks its the brushes. My trainer has the really nice osteir kits and I tried one of her soft curry combs and Gypsy liked that one. But dont have the money to go out and get a new kit cause Ive got to get all new show stuff....

She does have dandruf I should try the veggie oil, in her grain.

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Some horses just have really thin skin and grooming time is really unpleasant for them. My TB gelding is awful about it. He sits there and bites the air. I try to not use any sheding blades or curries because those are really painful, as well as hard brushes. Just try to use really nice soft brushes like the ones made of sheep skin and that sort. Wet rags work somewhat. I bathe my guy quite often in the summer with soft sponges and it works well. Sometimes you can't avoid using the hard brushes and they just have to put up with it, but it's good to make it as pleasant as possible.
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Chestnut horses are prone to having more sensitive skin. I was told this by someone, but then again, chestnut is the most common color horse.
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Chestnut horses are prone to having more sensitive skin
My fiance's leopard gelding (white with a few amount of spots) has way more sensitive skin than my chestnut mare.

I really think it is more the horse than the color.
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Chestnut horses are prone to having more sensitive skin
My fiance's leopard gelding (white with a few amount of spots) has way more sensitive skin than my chestnut mare.

I really think it is more the horse than the color.
Well not all chestnuts, my horses skin is like a rock, its very dry but not sensitive, and he is chestnut. I meant that color of horse is said to be more likely to have sensitive skin.
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Chestnut horses are prone to having more sensitive skin
My fiance's leopard gelding (white with a few amount of spots) has way more sensitive skin than my chestnut mare.

I really think it is more the horse than the color.
Well not all chestnuts, my horses skin is like a rock, its very dry but not sensitive, and he is chestnut. I meant that color of horse is said to be more likely to have sensitive skin.
oohh ok. never heard of that though
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