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  • Winter washing horses mane
  • Shaving my horses mane in summer

 
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    11-01-2010, 11:13 AM
  #21
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
This!

Every now and again I take the razor comb thing to it and shorten it back up, but other than that, Nothing. I usually do not even brush them, fingers run through only. When you only have a few mane hairs not worth risking loosing them in a brush.


So true AB! I put MTG in daisy's mane cause I would like it to be longer. But I don't brush it. It's not long enough to tangle. Her tail doesnt tangle either for some reason. So I don't mess with that either.
     
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    11-01-2010, 01:23 PM
  #22
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Kymbadina    
I'm not doubting your knowledge or anything like that so please don't take offense. I've never used this Orvus shampoo but once a week seems kind of often to do a shampoo bath. I was always told not to shampoo so much because it can strip the oils from their coat? I'm not sure, again..not trying to start problems. Just wondering how often everyone else bathes with soap vs. Just rinsing off after a hard workout.
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Most of my horses, like Smrobs, only get bathed once a year. My gelding has a lot of white, so he gets a few more baths in the summer, but still not much and nothing during the winter, too cold for me if not him! In the summer they will get a water only rinse if they are sweaty, after they have cooled down a bit, just to avoid sweat bleaching. But shampoo is a rarity.
     
    11-01-2010, 02:43 PM
  #23
Showing
^^Exactly. Mine only get a shampoo bath when I am feeling motivated and have a day to kill (which isn't very often LOL). They normally just get a nice rinse after a day's work.
     
    11-01-2010, 03:11 PM
  #24
Foal
I use diamond white shampoo and leave in tangle free conditioner for kids. When they start rubbing I use no rub. I havnt cut her mane yet as im growing it, but not sure of ways to make it grow quicker. Jessii
     
    11-01-2010, 05:46 PM
  #25
Trained
I shave 'em off :)

The only horse I have with mane is Latte - I basically ignore it lol. Don't brush it or wash it or anything. I trim a bridle path, that's it. I am considering roaching her as well once she is a bit more solid (it's a handy handle!).
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    11-01-2010, 05:51 PM
  #26
Foal
I recently roached my horses mane and it looks awesome. It was always kind of crazy and he doesnt like getting it pulled....so I roached it.

For his tail I use tail bags in the winter. Helps keep it super clean (its white) and helps it grow.

These are really easy and affordable
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    11-01-2010, 06:31 PM
  #27
Weanling
Okay! That's what I thought, about shampoo. I don't bathe in winter either and Gunnar gets a shampoo once a month maximum. Shampoo once a week just sounds really often to me. In winter I use a bucket to wash tails so I can condition and braid
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    11-01-2010, 09:11 PM
  #28
Green Broke
I regularly pull Reecos mane.

Tail wise I don't touch it between shows except to pick out any beddig. I will pull it a week before the show, the day before the show I will wash his tail, condition it and comb it out with the conditioner still in. I then rinse it, smother in coat shine/detangler and leane it. On the day of the show I wil comb it out, bandage it right to the bottom and only take the bandage off 5 mins before going into the ring.
     
    11-01-2010, 09:17 PM
  #29
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Kymbadina    
I'm not doubting your knowledge or anything like that so please don't take offense. I've never used this Orvus shampoo but once a week seems kind of often to do a shampoo bath. I was always told not to shampoo so much because it can strip the oils from their coat? I'm not sure, again..not trying to start problems. Just wondering how often everyone else bathes with soap vs. Just rinsing off after a hard workout.
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yes it does stip the oils but things like coat shine replace it very quickly. My Ponies in summer will often be washed once a week. Normaly with Tesco's own brand 2 in 1 anti dandruff.
I show at a high level and my ponies will never leave my yard anything less then totaly immaculate. I am OCD about clean ponies and shiney ponies. I can get a coat so shiney it is blinding and that is only possible with a squeeky clean coat.
     
    11-01-2010, 10:54 PM
  #30
Trained
Right now, I am basically just leaving it alone, minus putting in some leave in condition in her tail, especially, when she gets alot of static. I usually braid and bag in the winter, but I need a new tail bag for her. Mane, I don't do a whole lot with, either, aside from the occasional leave in conditioner.

In the summer I tend to wash her fairly frequently, to get rid of the sweat from workouts. I don't always use shampoo, but always condition mane and tail when done rinsing her off.
     

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