Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Mexico, the Land of Entrapment
Hello Equuestriaan. I haven't forgotten the mane and tail! I especially like working on the tails. I have long hair myself, down to my thighs, so I luuuurve to see a beautiful flowing tail. I'm waiting to see how different horse tails are. I've read some debate about how much brushing a tail should get. Some think even no brushing at all except for showing. I should think it depends upon the horse, its genetics and how you work on it. Patience, a gentle hand, and being willing to invest the time to pull the tangles out without pulling out the hair or breaking it is key, I think.
I'll look for some whitener. I realize as I'm writing this it's the white legs that I can't get looking nice. The brown or black ones, no problem.
At this point I'm not good enough to be paid, but I feel like I get so much pleasure from it that that is payment in itself. I'd like to try doing some of that fancy netting style on manes that I've seen. That's a good idea.
Alicia - I totally obsessed over buying my tools. lol. The one thing I think I would like to have is a medium brush. I have my dandy and I have a large goat hair brush (a rubber curry comb too, of course). I want a brush with firmness between the dandy and the goat hair, but where we live selection is sparse and I have to order things online. That's a drag because you have to go by written product descriptions instead of feeling them. I was fit to be tied because one horse put his ears back when he sniffed my EXPENSIVE goat hair brush! I was bummed. And a bunch of reviewers said it was a great brush. Why I oughta. Rawr!
Liliana in New Mexico
Last edited by lilianaliliana; 10-24-2009 at 09:56 PM.