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post #21 of 42 Old 02-07-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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I don't believe in dying a horse..
Why? She couldn't care less and I'm not causing her any physical harm.
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post #22 of 42 Old 02-07-2010, 06:39 PM
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Well for starters, you just said it thinned your mares hair. It is a natural defense against flies. And horses are meant to be natural. Why put them through it for our aesthetic needs?


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post #23 of 42 Old 02-07-2010, 06:44 PM
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^^Needs such as riding and bathing and clipping such? If it does not hurt her what is the problem, and as she said, she stopped when it thinned the mane... Hey, didnt you used to be Equestriun? What happened?

Anyhoo it could very well be split ends that are red, best thing its to tirm them off, they don't hold color well at all...

dayatmoms068.jpgBefore trim, all red and dry and scraggly with split dead ends...



phone pix 013.jpgAfter, shorter, but all black and healthy lookin..

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post #24 of 42 Old 02-07-2010, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Well for starters, you just said it thinned your mares hair. It is a natural defense against flies. And horses are meant to be natural. Why put them through it for our aesthetic needs?
Yeah, it thinned her hair... and I immediately stopped. Now I'm looking for something natural that won't thin it out. I don't really understand why you have a problem with that.

And not that it really matters, but the length of her mane and tail was still the same when I first posted this thread. Thickness doesn't have a huge effect on her ability to get rid of flies.

Also, she's turned out with a fly sheet and a neck cover and fly sprayed daily. She's more protected against flies than any mustang out west. Natural is not always better.

You're making a mountain out of a mole hill here...
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^^Needs such as riding and bathing and clipping such? If it does not hurt her what is the problem, and as she said, she stopped when it thinned the mane...

Anyhoo it could very well be split ends that are red, best thing its to tirm them off, they don't hold color well at all...

Attachment 24658Before trim, all red and dry and scraggly with split dead ends...



Attachment 24661After, shorter, but all black and healthy lookin..

That looks good, but I couldn't bring myself to trim it, haha... That's sacrilege to me.

It is mostly the ends, though.

Here's a picture of her:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4339302066_196ddce409_b.jpg

That shows you her forelock, but not her mane because most of it is on the other side of her neck. Her forelock is the reddest, though, between the three.
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It's just my opinion.. If you can't use most human shampoos on your horse then why would you use toxic human hair dye? I don't really care what you do, if you want to dye your horses hair and spend money on dye then by all means do it. The way I see it is they are our children that can't talk or have a say in anything. Would you dye your child's hair?


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It's just my opinion.. If you can't use most human shampoos on your horse then why would you use toxic human hair dye? I don't really care what you do, if you want to dye your horses hair and spend money on dye then by all means do it. The way I see it is they are our children that can't talk or have a say in anything. Would you dye your child's hair?

They aren't toxic - they're chemical. It's quite different. And who said you can't use most human shampoos on horses?

You do a lot of things to your horses without asking their permission (riding, for one). Is that cruel?
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I don't know about how to make it black but I think it looks pretty with the red highlights lol

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I don't know about how to make it black but I think it looks pretty with the red highlights lol
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We have a product in AUS called showpony colour - Designed specifically for horses. Maybe you have it/an equivalent in the US?

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