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  • When i curry comb my horse he's VERY dusty/dandruff
  • "best conditioner for mane"

 
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    04-11-2010, 12:54 AM
  #11
Weanling
  1. Blanket, always. A blanket or sheet for every season. UV/Fly sheet in the summer, 2100 denier in the rainy seasons and 3-in-1 blanket system for temps below freezing.
  2. Right before the blanket goes on: spray Eqyss Premier Rehydrant Spray on a microfiber car mit and wipe down. This stuff is magic! If the coat is too dry from not enough nature coat oils it pulls moisture from the air. It isn't slick like show sheen and it smells AMAZING!
  3. Only brush tails once a week. When you do brush tails first emolsify show sheen gel, then apply from the bottom of the tail up. Never even tear, cut out or pull tangles, use liberal amounts of a silicon based spray and loosen with fingers untill untangled.
  4. Products with silicon only go in the mane and tail and never on the body.
  5. Diet rich with liquid omega oils.
  6. A well round diet that is activly measured and personally created for each animal. I used FeedXL.com but there are other products too, and then have that diet verified with a horse nutritionist or your vet. My vet comes out at least twice a year and I always have him give it a look. Appearence is 90% a reflection of health.
  7. No fancy brushes, tools or sprays can replace old fashion elbow grease and constent attention.
     
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    04-12-2010, 05:11 AM
  #12
Foal
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much that helps alot
     
    04-12-2010, 09:16 AM
  #13
Foal
This was a first for me:
Neighbor power washes, at a reduced setting, his horses to remove the winter coats. Worked great and they all just stood there like nothing, but won't do it to my horses. Mine are not too keen on baths. I am sure I would get kicked with the power washer.
     
    04-12-2010, 10:51 AM
  #14
Showing
Africas Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
It is absolutely the best conditioner for mane and tale. I use MTG on the roots and the herbal oil on the rest. It really keeps the hair from breaking off at the ends.

It has great ingredience Walnut Seed Oil, Kiwi Fruit Extract, Olive Fruit Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Safflower Oil and Calendula Extract and Yarrow Extract and Cucumber Extract. Plus its super cheap at WalMart.
We love this stuff!
     
    04-21-2010, 02:05 PM
  #15
Weanling
Quick question...I know to help grow the mane out you can use MTG and braid it...but I don't have an issue keeping it LONG...I want to know how to keep it thick. My horse rubs her tail...and I was thinking about trying this itch spray I found but does braiding the tail take away from the thickness of the hair? How long do you keep the braid in before changing it? I always get broken hair when I take the braid out.
     
    04-23-2010, 02:58 PM
  #16
Foal
I spray apple cider vinegar on my horses when they have dandruff and they always get icky dandruff on the tail to a rub mineral oil into the roots all down the bone. I make my own mane/tail/body conditioner, with human or horse leave in cond.(really cheap to get the 2L sizes at walmart) and put about a cup in for a large spray bottle or half a cup for a smaller one add water and then vitamin E and shake it all up. I also spray straight vinegar on my horses coat after because it repels flys and dust, and my absolute faveorite one although not really a grooming tip is if its reeeaally hot out I have a spray bottle kept in the fridge or somewhere cool with Listerine and water...feeeels so nice the Listerine gives that nice cool tingly feeling ^.^
     
    04-26-2010, 02:09 PM
  #17
Foal
For a thick, full tail, pick through it strand by strand with your fingers. First, separate the tail into a few sections and put a hair tie around them. Starting with one section, start at the very bottom of the tail bone and carefully pull strands of hair away from the chuck in your hand. Pick only a few strands of hair away at a time. One you have a little clump picked through, gently run your fingers through. Gradually make your way through all the the tail, but always pick away from the tail bone.

This is very effective, but takes LOTS of time, so I usually only do it before a show. Conditioning the tail beforehand also helps.
     
    04-26-2010, 02:47 PM
  #18
Yearling
When your horse is really dusty and you can't get most of it out using the curry comb, wet a fine bristled body brush and shake the excess water out so it's only damp, then take that over the horse's coat. Make sure that you keep cleaning the dirt out of the brush every few strokes so you don't just brush in the dirt again.

And then emergency brown spots on a white horse's coat, you take a wet sponge and put a drop of horse shampoo on it and scrub that spot. Then rinse the sponge and take the wet sponge and take out the extra soap left on the coat. It's better than having to bath the entire horse every single time it gets a mark on it (which is about everyday LOL).
     
    04-27-2010, 03:56 PM
  #19
Foal
I'm another for daily grooming. I love cowbow magic and use it all over his body. I have never had a problem and he looks great. I do brush his mane & tail daily but really don't have a problem with hair loss since it remains tangle free. Bakkir's mane & tail are very thick naturally though.

I do use Ivory dish soap for green spot grooming and I use a steaming towel to remove any dust etc.

We both love the grooming and I can spend hours doing it - just for him to use his manure for a pillow - lol!

But I love putting him to bed at night all clean and pampered!

He's the only grey horse at our barn and he is by far the cleanest.
     
    04-28-2010, 04:44 PM
  #20
Yearling
Bakkir, you are lucky. For me, the task of keeping a grey horse clean is almost impossible, especially since they live out all day...LOL
     

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