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post #11 of 29 Old 06-10-2013, 04:14 AM
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I would avoid shampooing too often - especially as she is kept in a paddock and needs oils in her coat to keep it healthy and repel rain. I'd only shampoo if you were going to a show or something, the rest of the time water or a good brushing should do the trick.

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Thank you for the advice.I braided her mane and I am going to do it again then braid her tail as well.
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post #13 of 29 Old 06-11-2013, 09:59 AM
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I like to use Head & Shoulders, and towel dry them off.
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There is a lot of good horse shampoos and conditioners out there.I like them all just as long as they are good.
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After your horse is clean, it is time to clip. Start on the muzzle and use clippers to remove the large whiskers and then use a horse razor to get every last whisker. Be sure to clip under the chin and jaw as well. Clip the whiskers above the horse’s eye, but be sure not to trim the eyelashes. Trim the horse’s ears so that they look smooth and pointed. Remove ear hair that sticks out and looks unsightly, but the inner ear hair should be left to help deter bugs. The bridle path should be trimmed from the poll towards the withers about 4 – 6 inches long. You will need to trim around the horse’s coronet band so that when you apply hoof polish, there is no hair in the way. Also clip the long hairs on the fetlock. Some horses grow long hair on the back of their cannon bone that should be trimmed as well. If you want your horse’s hair to be very short, cut against the natural direction of the hair. If you want the horse’s hair to blend in nicely with the surrounding hair, cut with the direction of the hair.
I have to disagree with this. For a horse that lives outside and doesn't show, do not clip. The whiskers and ear hair are there for a reason. Even on my show horse, I don't clip above the eyes. Bridle path is the only thing I would clip on this horse.
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Start saving bacon grease. It is marvellous for healing bug bites around the base of the ears, around the sheath or teats. If you can't then use petroleum jelly - the bugs don't like it. Slather it or the grease way up between the hind legs as that is one area the bugs like to dine. Either product last about 3 days, better than spray.

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Does Bacon grease really keep the bugs away?
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post #18 of 29 Old 06-12-2013, 11:51 PM
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For washing a horse, I like Orvus. It's a livestock shampoo and works beautifully. Turned my black and pee-stained pinto into a shiny, soft, almost literally glowing black and white pinto. It doesn't take a lot to work well and lasts forever. My friend has had her tub for almost three years (maybe even four?).
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Wow that must be good stuff!I will think about using that.
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Perhaps get her some hay before you go splashing out on fancy shampoos, OP

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