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post #11 of 13 Old 01-17-2011, 06:18 PM
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One thing that we did when I was showing in 4-H with a friend was we had a set of brushes we only used for shows. We did this because we both had grey horses and any dirt left on the brushes from brushing a horse when it was really dirty seemed to get on the horse. Using the clean brushes seemed to help. It also looked more neat to have a set of brushes rather then a bunch of mismatched brushes.
Also showsheen helps but be careful because it makes the saddle slip like people said. Showmanship was always the first class so we sprayed the horses with showsheen the night before and it made them shiny but not too slick. Then after showmanship we tacked up our horses then sprayed them with showsheen (so we didnt get any under the saddle). The showsheen made it so dirt that got on their legs from the practice arena would be easier to brush off.

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-18-2011, 08:10 AM
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I'd say your problem is with your brushes if she appears dirty after you brush her. Brushes need to be cleaned too! You can't make a horse clean with dirty grooming equipment. If they are not your brushes, maybe you could purchase your own grooming equipment, that way you could clean it whenever necessary.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-18-2011, 08:15 AM
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Is your mare dark colored?

This time of year when they are all dusty and dirty from not having a full bath all winter it is very hard to get rid of the dust look. Even more so on a dark colored horse.

Have you tried vacuuming her?

Originally Posted by Romantic Lyric View Post
After you wipe her down and walk her in the sun, either spray her with Showsheen or some such product and use a soft brush on her that doesn't have any "stuff" on it OR rub her with dryer sheet. It makes their coats shiny and picks up any extra dust left over.
Do not spray show sheen on the horses body, or any other place you do not want slippery. If the horse is going to be braided your braider will be very annoyed if you show sheen the mane. And yes, it makes the saddle and saddle pad slide.
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