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post #11 of 28 Old 05-30-2013, 09:36 PM
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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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post #12 of 28 Old 05-30-2013, 10:23 PM
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no feather trimming for me!
my one boy has HUGE feathers cant do it
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post #13 of 28 Old 06-02-2013, 11:16 PM
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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.

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post #14 of 28 Old 06-03-2013, 02:54 PM
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Did the same for my wifes Haflinger.....keeps the burs and stickers off his feet!
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post #15 of 28 Old 06-03-2013, 03:13 PM
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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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post #16 of 28 Old 06-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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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.

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post #17 of 28 Old 06-06-2013, 10:56 AM
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My gelding has a little feathering,I don't know if I should clip it or not,it's just so cute!
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post #18 of 28 Old 06-06-2013, 12:10 PM
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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.
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post #19 of 28 Old 06-06-2013, 12:47 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!!!
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post #20 of 28 Old 06-06-2013, 06:54 PM
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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 dont trim my horses unless I need to , but then again I dont show
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