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    05-30-2013, 10:36 PM
I'll have to do this with my furry Paint soon.. His white legs are stained brown.. Curse those dirty horses!
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    05-30-2013, 11:23 PM
No feather trimming for me!
My one boy has HUGE feathers can't do it
    06-03-2013, 12:16 AM
Hmmm. It looks really nice, so "clean shaven". I might do this on the hinds of my haffie. Her front feathers are "arranged" differently from her hinds and are no trouble...her hind actually get in my way a bit when I am trimming/picking her feet. But, they are so cute - otherwise. :) Decisions.
    06-03-2013, 03:54 PM
Did the same for my wifes Haflinger.....keeps the burs and stickers off his feet!
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    06-03-2013, 04:13 PM
I was prepared to come on and scream complaints and whine and everything about cutting the feathers off your haffie...

... then I saw what a nice job you did.. it REALLY DOES look better!
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    06-03-2013, 05:16 PM
I was going to fuss for cutting feather but that looks really good!!!! Much better than I ever would have expected. Also a tip, take baking soda and hydrogen peroxide works wonders for cleaning up feathers.
    06-06-2013, 11:56 AM
My gelding has a little feathering,I don't know if I should clip it or not,it's just so cute!
    06-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz    
I was going to fuss for cutting feather but that looks really good!!!! Much better than I ever would have expected. Also a tip, take baking soda and hydrogen peroxide works wonders for cleaning up feathers.
I'll second the baking soda but I add a drop of two of dawn and have great results. I just trim the heel up to the ankle so I keep the handle and most of the feather but not the bulk. I had one develop grease heel and this keeps that area much drier and I can see and tend to cuts or scrapes promptly.
    06-06-2013, 01:47 PM
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I like it.
Our gypsy cob type always gets her feathers clipped off, I just don't appreciate the look of all that hair!!!
    06-06-2013, 07:54 PM
Clipped legs are easy to clean, specially if you are showing and unless the feathers are full, and fluffly and clean they just kinda look ratty. I don't trim my horses unless I need to , but then again I don't show
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