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post #1 of 6 Old 08-16-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Mud on face and mane

After finally getting some rain here in northeast Texas, my black and white APHA gelding, Toby, decided to go for a muddy roll.
I spent about an hour last night currying and brushing him and was able to get rid of about 95% of the caked mud on his hair. Unfortunately, he also had mud caked on his head and face and in his mane. What is the best strategy for getting rid of mud caked on the face, especially in sensitive areas, such as near the eyes? He also had clumps of mud in his mane. I was able to pick out the largest and brush some of the smaller ones, though Toby was really not happy about it. What is the best way to get rid of the mud clumps in mane?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-16-2012, 11:12 AM
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You can brush the face too. Since you're in Texas you should be able to give a bath to make it easier. This spring when it was too cold for a bath I spent hours using a metal curry, rubber curry, and stiff brush. I used the metal curry on the face first to get clumps out. Just don't push hard and it wont hurt them.
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I like the gel curry combs for the face.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-17-2012, 05:29 PM
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The best thing for removing mud is the stainless steel pot scourers - the little round ones you can get at most stores. Buy three, unravel them and then plait them together to make a pad and use that.
Horses do not mind it at all whether body, face or ticklish areas. Last for years.
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The best thing for removing mud is the stainless steel pot scourers - the little round ones you can get at most stores. Buy three, unravel them and then plait them together to make a pad and use that.
Horses do not mind it at all whether body, face or ticklish areas. Last for years.
I like this.. That's a great idea.. Snagging that one right up, thanks!

I typically just use a stiffer brush and a one of these.. http://www.amazon.com/Oster-Equine-Care-Series-Curry/dp/B0006G5NTG
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I like this.. That's a great idea.. Snagging that one right up, thanks!

I typically just use a stiffer brush and a one of these.. Oster Equine Care Series Curry Comb,Fine,Blue: Amazon.com: Pet Supplies
You will find the steel pads remove mud faster and as I said the horses do not mind it at all - I use it on my clipped out and fit TBs that can be quite ticklish.
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