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post #1 of 20 Old 11-15-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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How to keep a grey gelding clean?

My horse, Ace, is a grey gelding, but looks white at times. BUT that's WHEN HE'S CLEAN! He likes to roll and lay in his own poop and and never wants to stay clean for five seconds. So how do I keep him clean?

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-15-2008, 11:36 AM
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Hello Aceof hearts,
I just find a thread for some good tips.
Just to keep in mind.

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post #3 of 20 Old 11-15-2008, 04:31 PM
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I'm in the same boat as you. I have a white leopard appaloosa gelding (he doesn't have many spots though)
He LOVES the dirt/mud/poop, and it's rare when he stays clean over night.
To be honest, I don't really mind him being dirty. I don't show so I don't fret everytime he's dirty.
You could buy a blanket and have him wear it all the time. But just be careful with the weather and the weight of the blanket.
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post #4 of 20 Old 11-15-2008, 05:33 PM
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Well, Misty is white :roll: I find a tail wash once a week or atleast every other week helps a lot! Dang good grooming, lil bit of showsheen if you are going to go somewhere, rugs, and more grooming I guess plaiting mane might help? Oh and rub with a baby wipe / damp cloth
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post #5 of 20 Old 11-18-2008, 12:16 AM
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show sheen! (but not too often, don't want to dry out the coat )

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post #6 of 20 Old 11-19-2008, 01:00 AM
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If you figure out how to keep a grey horse clean... Let me know... I have 2 that are NEVER clean.

I don't fuss too much but then I don't show either. If its not the mud then it's poop, if its not poop its grass stains, if it's not grass stains its something else.:roll:

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post #7 of 20 Old 11-19-2008, 11:43 AM
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I think the only way to keep a gray horse clean is to trade it in for a bay! Haha just kidding. But if you find the magic cure-all, I'm all ears!!!!!!!!!! At this point, I just ignore the stains, brush him to get the muddy parts off, and then give him a really good bath (or twenty...jk) before a show.

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post #8 of 20 Old 11-19-2008, 11:56 AM
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I don't think it's possible at all. I have mostly white paint - she's all dirty all the time. You can put on a blanket, but I personally don't like doing that (unless it's very cold).
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post #9 of 20 Old 11-19-2008, 01:36 PM
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I know, I know - showsheen showsheen showsheen!!!!!!!



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post #10 of 20 Old 11-19-2008, 04:37 PM
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Showsheen does work really well; but just keep grooming & grooming!

Success comes a [bit] at a time.
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