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  • Rubbing alcohol for horses coat
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    08-27-2010, 07:31 PM
  #21
Weanling
I went to Wal-Mart this morning, and those rolling chests were marked down to $20.00. I might have to get another one just to have at the barn for whatever! Ya know what I mean.
     
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    08-27-2010, 07:42 PM
  #22
Foal
Dilute rubbing alcohol with water and spray directly on your horse. Then using clean rags, rub all over your horses coat. It makes your horses coat extra shiny! WARNING: *do not use too much rubbing alcohol unless that's what you want your horse to smell like!*
     
    08-27-2010, 08:33 PM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by JinglesPony    
dilute rubbing alcohol with water and spray directly on your horse. Then using clean rags, rub all over your horses coat. It makes your horses coat extra shiny! WARNING: *do not use too much rubbing alcohol unless that's what you want your horse to smell like!*

That made me laugh. Everyone'll think you have a drinking problem, or the likes.
     
    08-30-2010, 10:22 PM
  #24
Weanling
What about making the hooves shiney but without the oil that dirt can stick too?
     
    08-31-2010, 05:03 PM
  #25
Foal
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Originally Posted by Velvetgrace    
What about making the hooves shiney but without the oil that dirt can stick too?
Hairspray works kind of good, I personally like this stuff for shows: Absorbine Supershine Hoof Polish - Horse.com
     
    09-06-2010, 12:23 AM
  #26
Foal
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Originally Posted by Rodeo Pro    
WD-40 shines up hooves.
Corn starch keeps mane and tail from "freezing" in winter
10% sulphur gel grows out mane and tail
Baby powder and corn starch brightens white
Vasoline brightens eyes and muzzle
Can you explain what "freezing" means for the mane and tail in winter?? I've never heard of that :) Thanks.
     
    09-06-2010, 01:41 AM
  #27
Weanling
I don't know if the suggestion has already been made (I did not read the entire thread) but the aerosol hair oil spray for colored women called Pink works wonders on the mane and tail. But it's ONLY the aerosol that works so well, I don't know why the other oils don't.

It can be a little slick, so I would not recommend it within 24 hours of braiding, but it over time makes for a shiny, moisturized mane and tail. Jack's got a THICK, wavy tail and this stuff is a blessing.
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    09-06-2010, 11:29 AM
  #28
Foal
I know someone already mentioned baby wipes for dusty faces. My mare's skin seems to be pretty sensitive, so I can only use cotton rounds for her eyes and nostrils. However, I DO use baby wipes for her udder (which gets dirty remarkably faster than any other mare I know) and under her tail. I've tried washcloths, but I was tired of washing them every time I used them. For just a buck at the dollar store I purchase a pack of 80 hypoallergenic baby wipes. Score.
     
    09-06-2010, 12:00 PM
  #29
Weanling
Islandrea, they have hypoallergenic baby wipes you might be able to use! :)
     
    09-07-2010, 09:10 PM
  #30
Foal
Well... two things that I like to do are:

1. To get an extra shiny coat before a show (aside from regular, and thorough grooming![which is the most important thing]) I like to take a bucket of hot water, a capful of baby oil and a bunch of terry towels. Add the three together. Squeeze the towels out, hang to dry. Store in a plastic freezer bag until ready to use. Use these cloths to remove dust from the horse's coat. Also helps to add some shine. Perfect for faces. Practice getting the amount of oil right--too much is bad.
I prefer this greatly to show-sheen... which I won't even use.


Another one would be the little packets of baby wipes for cleaning under a horse's tail. Also nice for udders, unless they are cold. Then, prepare to get kicked in the shins.
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