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post #1 of 6 Old 07-23-2007, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Static electricity!!

Ok, i don't know if anyone else has this problem but i get it a lot and it really annoys me!!!
On some horses when i take their rug off i get zapped by static electricity and then some of the horses hair sticks up or if i try to brush it flat the brissels of the bush flatten some hair but any hair that gets between the brissels stays up making the horse look worse!!!!

Also the static electricity only seems to happen in winter.

Does anyone know how i can stop/prevent it?!!!!!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-24-2007, 03:05 AM
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Rubbing a fabric softener sheet used for laundry all over the horse's coat will help.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-24-2007, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, that sounds like a good idea!! I'l try it! Thanks!

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-25-2007, 10:56 PM
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Realy does that work!! For years i have been getting zapped from horses rugs-NOMORE!!
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-26-2007, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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LOL!!! Same here!!! I got sick of it!!!

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-03-2007, 12:39 AM
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:o It annoys me so much, i literally am so scared of it!!
O have you ever had Stacic electricity in their tails? It looks so funny!!
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