I think I went a little bit overboard... - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

I think I went a little bit overboard...

This is a discussion on I think I went a little bit overboard... within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree3Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-15-2011, 08:57 AM
No that owning all the horse show grooming stuff isn't fun. But I have found cheeper alternatives. I do buy a good stubbin shampoo. But I use baby powder instead of chalk, baby oil instead rub in detangler/shiner for knees, nose, mane and tail. I use Spray'n'white to take out any last minute stains.

Just sayin ;) You could save on the grooming stuff and have more to spend on the other stuff.
Sponsored Links
    10-15-2011, 09:08 AM
Maybe... but baby oil attracts the sun. Maybe not such a problem in the USA but here in Aus, it is something we have to think about... with a pink nose she will already be more prone to getting sunburnt. Vaseline clumps and therefore looks icky. My chalk block was $4 and will last a while so I have no qualms with that one, and my clear highlighter was half price at about $8.50, so I'm not bothered by that either.

Hmm... to blacken the legs or not to blacken the legs? She doesn't need any on her face, she is in the process of being clipped (I started with the head) and is much darker around her eyes/muzzle than the rest of her face so the emphasis on those features is there already.

When I get paid next it will be straight back to the tack shop for a couple more things, hopefully I'll be able to pick up a cotton sheet, hood and tail bag, but something I will need to get is razors to shave off her whiskers... yes, something I said I would never do, but it somehow doesn't look right to be all clipped and tidy and then have a whiskery nose.
    10-15-2011, 10:57 AM
Originally Posted by blue eyed pony    
maybe... but baby oil attracts the sun. Maybe not such a problem in the USA but here in Aus, it is something we have to think about... with a pink nose she will already be more prone to getting sunburnt.
I can promise you that in the Southeastern US (what use to be called the "deep South") we get way more sun than is needed with our sub-tropical (and tropical in a couple spots) climate.
    10-15-2011, 11:33 AM
True, but you don't have the hole in the ozone layer directly over the top of your continent ;)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0