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post #11 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 07:33 PM
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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
hehe I don't even know if its true. I just remember someone mentioning it to me at one point or another
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post #12 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Gypsy is a bay tb...but none of the other horses at the barn are like this. All of them groom really well but her. Its really anoying! Because when she kicks I have to defend my self and my trainer said to kick her back, I have many times becuase she will really come after you and I try and move her by pressing in her ribs but then she will round her self and try to point that butt towards you as much as she can. All because of a brush! She has been better but still...

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post #13 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 09:37 PM
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this may be abit odd but try a brush that you would use on a baby's hair (but bigger) they are very very soft I use one on my boy's face. He just closes his eyes and looooves it.
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post #14 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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a baby brush... that could work too. Lol I'll be having wet cloths, veggie oil, baby brushes, sheep skin brushes and all other things mentioned when I groom next!

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post #15 of 19 Old 04-14-2008, 11:59 PM
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As you've already mentioned, I've used a boot polishing brush on my horse. They're really, really soft (mine is actually made of horse hair) and large enough to be efficient at grooming the whole body.

Try going to the tack shop and rubbing all the brushes on your arm. If they make you uncomfortable, they'll do the same to your sensitive mare. If you go "ohhhh that feels nice" then your girl will probably be okay with it too!
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thanks! I'll be hopefully going to the tack store tomorrow.

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post #17 of 19 Old 04-16-2009, 10:13 AM
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hmm, I know how you feel. I had an arab mare that played up when you tried to groom her although she didnt have bad skin :/
But then again it could have been just because she was un manageable :L
I can be very frustrating :(
I used to feed her (very early) in the mornings and groom her whilst she was eating ( she was a very slow eater :) ) then was the only time she'd put up with me and even then she'd cow kick ect lol then ride her in the afternoon. :)
If I couldnt do that I just had to put up with it lol
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post #18 of 19 Old 04-17-2009, 01:10 AM
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Rubber Jelly Scrubber - Horse.com

I swear I couldn't live without those jelly curry combs. I have about four just in case I lose one - I could not be without them long enough to go to the tack shop! I use them everywhere, from the face to the legs and body. My gelding looooves having his face curried with these. They have a very soft side and a semi hard side, and both sides do a great job get all the dirt and loose hair out. I also use them with bathing. At around $3 they're really cheap and you can get them at most tack stores.

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post #19 of 19 Old 04-17-2009, 12:12 PM
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Yes, depends on horse. I can use usual brush on my qh head and she doensn't care, my paint just hates that.

You can also use that "face brush" for horses. I have one and it just SO soft - amazing. My paint loves it.
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