Well, the other day I groomed two horses. But I tell ya, I was disappointed with how they looked when I finished. These are outside pasture horses. All of them that I work on are. Some are working horses so they're not used to being prettified, but I want them to be pretty when I'm done.
This one horse, Dunbar, I just couldn't get all the dust off of him. I read here of people who say they'd better not have a speck of dust on their horse or they'll be in trouble. I'd have been in big trouble the way Dunbar looked when I finished. Am I not currying long enough? Or not briskly enough? It just seemed the dust would not stop coming out of his coat.
And the legs. The legs still looked dirty. I have a regular curry comb and a soft curry comb, but I was disappointed because the soft one seemed to do nothing at all as far as cleaning. Ineffective.
What I felt like doing was taking a damp cloth to his whole body and wiping him down, but he's not a car! But could I do that? I haven't read that anyone wipes down their horse. Lol.
Thank you for any advice on how to give my horses a finished look. I would like the owners to say, "Wow, my horse looks beautiful" when I'm finished. That's my goal. It was a lot of work on Dunbar and he just looked okay when I was done.
I'm picking out their hooves too. Yay me! Their owners appreciated it greatly so I see that it's important. Sometimes I'm afraid to do the back hooves though. Some horses are very good and some, not so good.
Thank you so much,