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post #21 of 29 Old 06-14-2013, 11:57 AM
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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.
I agree. Even when I was showing lower level dressage I would only do very limited clipping on the head. I'd trim the loose beard-like hairs under the face and the hairs on the outside of the ears (in the front so they don't extend past the ear opening, if that makes sense), but I would leave all of the whiskers and inside ear hair. I don't want my horse who goes out at night to have buggies crawling up his ears, and I'd like for him to have his feelers! However, I DO clip the legs of my horse during the summer because he always gets fungus pretty badly on his back legs if I do not. It does look sharp too!

As far as shampooing and mane/tail maintenance goes, I prefer a low maintenance approach. I'll shampoo at the beginning and end of the warm season, and otherwise it is only as needed. I keep his mane pulled, but only rarely (once a month maybe) do anything with his tail. I use Mane and Tail shampoos and conditioners.

As far as grooming items that I use on a daily basis, I have a rubber curry comb, hard bristle brush, soft bristle brush, face brush, and hoof pick. I have many other grooming implements, but if you are new to horses I would start with that and acquire more items as you need them.
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I will get her some hay today even if I get into trouble.I got $3.00 to get a bale I will explain to the hay supplier what is going on.I will take care of my horse regardless of what my friend says.He says grass helps a horse maintain weight from the looks of it it doesn't help a horse gain weight not one bit I don't believe in animal abuse.I am going to the right thing thanks for all the advice.
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PrincessBarbie, I am very proud of you.

You have handled a lot of criticism on many threads and it seems as if you are taking it all to heart. It sounds like you didn't get the best start in the horse world. You have been given some bad advice, it sounds, from people in your life.

I'm very glad you are getting hay, your sweet little mare definitely needs it. Good luck and I am looking forward to seeing pictures of her as she matures and gains weight.
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I uploaded some videos on YouTube because I can't upload pictures on here.I do have some new pictures on my phone.Barbie's hoof might be infected she is limping and the back of her foot is swollen so I got to get her medical attention immediately.She does have a dentist appointment Monday.I did get her two bales of hay today and she loves it.The hay I got her is called Timothy orchard grass.The videos are on YouTube.
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I absolutely love my German brushes. They are natural and handmade. I bought them from a private dealer. Shampoo- Mane & Tail, Extreme, and Eqyss are all nice brands.
My grooming kit:
Comb( one braiding and one regular)
Tail brush (also German, looks strange, kinda like a dog brush, but never pulls hair out)
Curry(Rubber)
Rub Rag (one microfiber and one cotton)
Fly Spray
Showsheen
Dandy brush (long bristles)
Medium brush
Soft brush
Finishing brush
Scissors
Clippers
Hoof pick
Rubber bands
Yarn(for braiding)
Tail bags
Green spot remover (cowboy magic)
Sponges
You can give or take anything, but that's a basic kit.

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Wow this is something new to me.Thanks for the advice
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I mostly only use shampoos on the main and tail - a good hosing down in hot weather or sponge over with warm water when its cooler should be enough if you put some effort into your grooming.
Vetrolin Green Spot out stain remover is really good for shifting stains off greys horses
I stopped using tail conditioners a few years ago when I realized they were actually making the tail more tangled the following day, they all seem to be silicone based and it tends to break down and go 'sticky' and then has to be recoated to counteract that, our grey horses tail has also stopped being bright yellow since we stopped using it
I find washing once a week in a mild shampoo and wet brushing in between works a lot better
OP - Don't treat rice bran as a stand alone feed - its more of a weight gain supplement. You would do better to feed non molassed soaked sugar beet and something like Triple Crown Safe Starch forage that also has all the nutrients added to it
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Ok I will,Thanks for the help.
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I absolutely love my German brushes. They are natural and handmade. I bought them from a private dealer. Shampoo- Mane & Tail, Extreme, and Eqyss are all nice brands.
My grooming kit:
Comb( one braiding and one regular)
Tail brush (also German, looks strange, kinda like a dog brush, but never pulls hair out)
Curry(Rubber)
Rub Rag (one microfiber and one cotton)
Fly Spray
Showsheen
Dandy brush (long bristles)
Medium brush
Soft brush
Finishing brush
Scissors
Clippers
Hoof pick
Rubber bands
Yarn(for braiding)
Tail bags
Green spot remover (cowboy magic)
Sponges
You can give or take anything, but that's a basic kit.
That's a pretty good list. All I would add to that is a 1-2 small buckets.
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