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    03-04-2010, 05:54 PM
Hmm... I didn't know that they actually used a razor blade in addition to the normal clippers on an Arabians face, but it does explain how they end up getting that muzzle looking so sleek and shiny, and not at all fuzzy lol. I have a 4 year old grey Arabian, and after the first time of looking at me like I was insane for even suggesting that she get hosed off, she hasn't given me any problems. She's a bit picky about her ears though, but since I'm not showing her anytime soon, I've got the time to work with her. Fortunately she's still quite dark, so all the poop spots are still not very noticable lol.
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    03-04-2010, 05:57 PM
Oh, the only other thing I've noticed about Arabs in general, though obviously there are plenty of exceptions in all breed, is that she is just a drama queen. Every little thing is worthy of a look, and snort, so I've had to learn to read when she's just over reacting, and when something is truly scaring her. She sliced open her leg yesterday, and I know it hurt bad, but she still made it seem like the whole world was ending. Made it fun for my vet lol. She is also "terrified' of the white bandage that is now on her leg, though only when she knows people are watching.
    03-04-2010, 07:35 PM
I did it! I was able to do a full running braid on Bakkir. He was sooo good! Even with all the distraction, two kids & two dogs running around. Its going to be warm over the next couple of days so he's nekked. Let's see how muddy he gets - lol!
    03-04-2010, 07:36 PM
Thanks for all the info on clipping. I will probably try it a few times for photo's as he grows and matures.
    03-05-2010, 12:28 AM
Umm they have the clipping of the crest like 6 inches and that all iknow!!
    03-05-2010, 12:45 AM
I ride an arabian during lessons and we use any other grooming utensils(SP?) and techneces(sp again?) that any horse would use. But Jessie's nickname at the stable is Messie She has some dirt,poo packed hooves that call "pick me out!"lol she is me messie gal!But beside that I think all horses should be groomed like any horse.
    03-05-2010, 01:42 AM
I've often wondered if whites or greys dirty themselves more to protect their skin from the sun...but they certainly seem to do it a lot more than darker colors!
    03-05-2010, 06:01 AM
Originally Posted by HooverH    
I've often wondered if whites or greys dirty themselves more to protect their skin from the sun...but they certainly seem to do it a lot more than darker colors!
i heard from somewhere that they do that so they get picked on less by other horses? I have a feeling that might not be
    03-05-2010, 11:00 AM
Originally Posted by HooverH    
I've often wondered if whites or greys dirty themselves more to protect their skin from the sun...but they certainly seem to do it a lot more than darker colors!
Probably not, since their skin is black. Like all horses, the only pink skin they have is where they'd have white markings if they weren't all-over grey.

Greying is caused by a gene; it's not really a coat color, although we refer to it as such.

The only places Casper and Cloud sunburn are where they have pink skin, just like any other horse.
    03-05-2010, 11:42 AM
Interesting thread...i have a grey arab mare and wasnt even aware that they clip and shave and razor on their faces lol Explains the shinny arab face look lol all I knew was that they cut the bridle path longer.

Now im trying to imagine clipping then shaving Bause's face and wouldnt happen. Someone would end up missing an eye. Talk about needing a sedative lol thankfully we are only trail riders and her manners are slowly improving...maybe some day I could clip her but no time soon lol

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