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post #11 of 16 Old 11-11-2011, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Clementine View Post
Two words: Horse. Vaccum. Worth it's weight in gold. Seriously.
I've often thought about using a Vaccum.

How do you introduce the horse to it, and I was thinking shop vac, is this what you use?
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post #12 of 16 Old 11-15-2011, 09:49 AM
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Curry comb every day, for a good 5 to 10 minutes. Your arms will kill you but it keeps them shiny and *almost* dirt free. About 2 or 3 times a week do the wet towel scrub to help control the dirt.

As for the show shine/coat shiner I wouldn't suggest using it, most of the time it just drys the horse's skin out and makes them flakey and itchy.

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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post #13 of 16 Old 11-15-2011, 10:01 AM
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there is such thing as a horse vaccum, but a shop vac works just as well. no matter how much a brush my mare, its impossible to get all the dirt out ! vaccum works great. i just let them see it off and touch them with it off. then turn it on and start vaccuming. its important to keep the vaccum on them even if they are dancing around, and only take it off when the stand still and relax. my horses all like being vaccumed !

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post #14 of 16 Old 11-15-2011, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SRCM16 View Post
Curry comb every day, for a good 5 to 10 minutes. Your arms will kill you
After 5-10 minutes of curry work - your arms "kill" you?
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post #15 of 16 Old 11-15-2011, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
After 5-10 minutes of curry work - your arms "kill" you?
Per side. And I curry like a bat out of hell. LOL. I hate brown patches on my black mare so I go really fast with the curry, then brush over with a hard brush, then start currying at rapid speed again. :p
I sometimes forget that some people take more time to curry then me.

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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I've had really good experiences using this stuff. It does go pretty fast though, but it smells really nice and is easy to get the dirt under the winter coat with a brush.
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