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post #11 of 22 Old 03-28-2010, 06:06 PM
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Tom is in full shed. Gave him a bath the other day to facilitate it a little faster. I find bathing is a great way to relax the follicles and get rid of the excess oils from all the winter hair. Plus it gets rid of the scurf so he cools faster...

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post #12 of 22 Old 03-28-2010, 09:46 PM
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GOD I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO STOP! I am so sick of eating hair all the time - lol! My guy is grey so I have white hair everywhere. I have been giving my guy sponge bathes to get most of the grime and dust off. And I love Cowboy Magic - he's so soft and mostly clean!
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post #13 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 09:16 AM
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I heard/read somewhere that giving them some corn oil in their feed would help with the time length of shedding. It would make them slick off much quicker. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

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post #14 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by RhondaLynn View Post
I heard/read somewhere that giving them some corn oil in their feed would help with the time length of shedding. It would make them slick off much quicker. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

I've not heard it but it might be worth a try. I'm hoping it will warm enough to them all a bath. Suppose to be in 80 by Thursday and that is the best way to help get the hair off. A nice bath and a good rince off conditioner really helps get the hair off.

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post #15 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 10:18 AM
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Im lucky in texas...gets warm quick and the shedding only takes a few weeks...atleats with one of my horses.

My gelding is basically black (actually black bay) and he grows a winter coat that is 2-3 inches long and fluffy all around! Thankfully it isnt bad and I can attack him with a curry and shedder blade and have him mostly shedded in about three weeks.

My mare is a very light grey...she is white all over...and she has been shedding for months. Her winter coat is shorter and finer and I have little white hairs on everything! I really need to curry the snot out of her but she gets bored when Im just grooming and gets fidgity. Its just the arab in her. she doesnt move around much but she wiggles...

So I really just need to get my brushing thing on...figure Ill hit romeo up with the shedder blade sometime this week and Bause with the curry the same day. Ill be a walking fluff ball. Last time a brushed romeo with the shedder blade (a week ago) I had the equivalent of 30 puppys in hair laying on the ground around me...and he is still a fur ball!

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post #16 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 11:17 AM
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Not soon enough!

It's still cold here so shedding started last week and it doesn't help that both horses abhor being brushed and it's too cold to give them a bath. I got my horse brushed out really well yesterday morning but within a few hours it looked like I hadn't brushed her at all.

There's hair everywhere and my allergies are in full force, so I am constantly sneezing and miserable.
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post #17 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 12:44 PM
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Ah, the neverending cycle.

With mine, it always seems that no matter how much hair you get off there will always be more.

Jester and Honey have been shedding for three months straight now, while Annie's the smart one and waiting until the weather has really cleared, instead of puffing out at the first dry spell of the winter.

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post #18 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 01:30 PM
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my little paint is shedding a ton! you can see where he lays and rolls too cuz the ground is covered in white hair! My mare however is shedding but not quite as much.

Looking forward to some baths end of this week hopefully, it's supposta hit high 60's. hopefully we only have a few weeks left! I don't get a chance to brush them as much as I would like with my hectic work and school schedule so i hope the bathes get a ton off!

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post #19 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 06:03 PM
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our horses have just started shedding D: the farms just gunna be a giant furball!
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post #20 of 22 Old 03-29-2010, 10:03 PM
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Both of my girls were blanketed throughout winter, you wouldn't know it if you saw Dream!

Look at all that hair! EEEEK

This is what she'd get without a blanket, so I guess it was silly to think that we could stop ALL of her winter coat LOL

Even Starlite who barely gets a winter coat (blanketed) is shedding like crazy. I can see dark spots in their coat where its falling out, SO excited!

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