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    03-11-2011, 10:59 AM
  #11
Green Broke
Talcum powder on grey horses for all those spots you missed. No matter how hard you try to clean a grey, dirt magically will appear just before a class, usually on the rump somewhere!

I also have used magic silver white for greys (the dye old ladies use for their hair), put too much in the first time and had a pony with a slight purple tinge!
     
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    03-11-2011, 11:06 AM
  #12
Banned
I don't know where you guys get these magical clean bay horses but mine is a HOG! If I intend to show, he will have to be bathed an hour before the class. Even then, he would probably still find a way to get a roll in!
     
    03-11-2011, 11:07 AM
  #13
Weanling
What about this bay? Do you guys have any recommendations how to keep HER clean?

     
    03-11-2011, 11:47 AM
  #14
Green Broke
^^Shovel.
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    03-11-2011, 11:52 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DubyaS6    
What about this bay? Do you guys have any recommendations how to keep HER clean?

LOL, well my friend, I believe its time to bring out the horsey sized hamster ball to keep her away from any and all dirt/mud!!

My boy also lovess to roll in mud. Such a pain to clean!!!
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    03-11-2011, 11:55 AM
  #16
Weanling
OMG we should invent a hamster ball for horses and trademark it!

Yeah, she is ridiculous. She is just one of those horses that will find the tiny puddle in the entire pasture and roll in it over and over again. EVERY day.
     
    03-11-2011, 11:57 AM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DubyaS6    
OMG we should invent a hamster ball for horses and trademark it!

Yeah, she is ridiculous. She is just one of those horses that will find the tiny puddle in the entire pasture and roll in it over and over again. EVERY day.
That sounds like my friends old high level dressage horse. She loveddd the muddy water puddles in her field and she would literally just lay in them all day, and napped in them!
     
    03-11-2011, 12:11 PM
  #18
Weanling
Yeah on the day that picture was taken, it was about 30* outside and she went to one end of the arena and pawed in a huge water puddle and rolled right in it, then proceeded to run as fast as she could to the near side of the arena and roll in the mud.

Double whammy.
     
    03-11-2011, 03:24 PM
  #19
Started
I'm lucky enough to have a black horse, haha. She's pretty easy to keep clean. She only has about three square inches of white on one of her legs, but she does have a big white nose which is a pain to clean.

Most of you probably show with your manes braided, but for those of us who have to leave them down... Take a stiff body brush, dip it in the water bucket, and brush the mane. Voila! A smooth, flat mane in seconds.
     
    03-11-2011, 03:48 PM
  #20
Weanling
Oh oh oh oh heres one NOT to do, don't spray showsheen on your horse's coat right before saddling, I watched a younger girl do that, saddle her horse go into a hunter o/f class and has her saddle slip all the way to the side.
Whether or not I have to braid or not braid I always use a neck wrap the night before a show.
I try and do everything the night before, Bath, walk till dry, groom, braid(if need be), then a sheet and a neck wrap and into the stall they go. The other thing my barn does is they clean the horse's legs and polish the hooves and then put shipping boots on before we leave for a show so they stay clean.
If I think of anything else i'll post

Oh on a side note have any of you great people ever heard of putting crest toothpaste on sarcoids to shrink them? My grandmother and are old vet (my he rest in peace) were talking about it when I was younger and it was brought up not to long ago that applying crest toothpaste can shrink them, I was wondering if any of you had heard of that.
Oh I would like to edit that I will be trying this on my horse after he was checked by the vet and yes it is a sarcoid and it is not dangerous just a blemish.
     

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