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    12-15-2012, 04:29 PM
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Foal
Arrow Tips on keeping my mare white whole year around!

So I've got the cutest mare in the world, with the worst color of all time, white!

She's not a dirtlover, keep her stall pretty clean and does not roll everytime she's out, but still, she get's dirt on like every horse and I'm a bit picky on it. When we are out on trail riding her legs get dirty, brown color so I decided to polo wrap her legs now every time we go out, it really keeps her legs clean and of course, it's a great protection. But saddle lines, sweat and rainy days when she rolls outside, are my problems.

Do you guys have advice on keeping her clean, cause it's too cold in Iceland to bath outside over the wintertime for every competition, and we do compete a lot actually. I also want to keep her clean over the winter, should I put a blanket on her, sponge bath her everyday etc.? :)
     
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    12-15-2012, 04:32 PM
  #2
Weanling
I would use a blanket when turning her out and sponge the saddle area. Make sure your saddle pad is clean too because a lot of dirt that gathers under the saddle comes from the pad, not the horse itself.
     
    12-15-2012, 04:41 PM
  #3
Trained
Learn to love a dirty horse. We no longer try to keep our white one clean.
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    12-15-2012, 05:28 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Learn to love a dirty horse. We no longer try to keep our white one clean.
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Sounds like the best plan. As long as you groom her and get the loose stuff off, don't fret over the staining, it won't hurt and unless you are showing, it's not a problem.
     
    12-15-2012, 05:32 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Tips on keeping my mare white whole year around!.................

I to have a white (grey) horse. And it is muddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Good luck!

Ya gotta let em out of the stall sometime and as soon as you do, its over!!!
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    12-15-2012, 05:36 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Oh and to add. It just dawned on me the other day. I wonder if whites have a built in instinct to get dirty so they do not stand out as much??? Every horse I have owned or been around that is another color in no way gets as much dirt and mud on them. And no its not because you cannot see it. I wonder if he does it on purpose as a defense thing, not to stand out and thus not be eaten!!
Food for thought.
     
    12-15-2012, 07:24 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
It sounds like you have OCD (Obsessive Compulsory Disorder) over your horse!

If you choose to have a grey then it is going to get dirty, it will not die because its coat has stains on it.

Stop worrying about it and just enjoy your horse!
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    12-15-2012, 07:48 PM
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twp
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Lol, my bf's Leopard App is a dirtball.. He just brushes him out, and he comes clean really easy.. I never really notice dirt marks from riding, you could try brushing with a curry comb, hard brush, then soft brush before trail rides. :)
     
    12-15-2012, 07:59 PM
  #9
Weanling
For shows when its cold I would say bring her in and let her dry off, then a good curry and then a vaccuum. Then something like Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover for stains. The rest of the time, I'd just accept that you're horse is going to get dirty. Blanketing can help their bodies stay clean but if that's the only reason you're doing it I don't think it's worth the hassle to be swapping out blankets whenever the weather changes.
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    12-16-2012, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Sounds like the best plan. As long as you groom her and get the loose stuff off, don't fret over the staining, it won't hurt and unless you are showing, it's not a problem.


After a good dry spell, pretty nice and white...



But...after rain, it's pretty hopeless....

     

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