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        05-03-2011, 03:24 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Before show days I give all of mine a can of guiness gives them more fizz the next day never heard of it for shedding though
         
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        05-03-2011, 03:55 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    I don't think mine would drink the cheap beer. She'd only go for the snobby microbrews. Like me. :)
         
        05-03-2011, 04:10 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Tequila makes their clothes fall off. But hair?
         
        05-03-2011, 04:11 PM
      #14
    Banned
    Hmmm, I would have to steal the beer from Mr. AB. I am sure he does not want to share his beer with the horses.
         
        05-03-2011, 04:21 PM
      #15
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by mistyorbit    
    Tequila makes their clothes fall off. But hair?
    Ha ha ha ha that's funny I'm going to have to try the beer thing because all mine still have hair.
         
        05-03-2011, 06:44 PM
      #16
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    Works like a charm. Did it years ago for one I had who wouldn't shed out. One per day for...well.....6 days.! One six pack-cheap beer=happy less hairy horse!

    Also works, just as a sideline, for new moms whose milk isn't coming in.
    I'm willing to try it. How did you give it? Just in a bucket or soaked feed in it? Cold or room temp?
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        05-03-2011, 09:29 PM
      #17
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Kymbadina    
    I'm willing to try it. How did you give it? Just in a bucket or soaked feed in it? Cold or room temp?
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    Let us know how it goes! Woodstock likes his straight from the bottle or can, he's also been known to steal people's coke if it's left sitting in his reach
         
        05-03-2011, 09:32 PM
      #18
    Banned
    Aside from the amusement factor of this, why is everyone in such a hurry for horses to shed? Surely they do it in their own time, because it is still colder at night?
         
        05-03-2011, 09:33 PM
      #19
    Trained
    ^^ Thank you!

    I could see it being useful for a show or a Cushings horse, but otherwise why not just let them do it in their own time?
         
        05-03-2011, 09:39 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Well, I had one in MD years ago-sweating his butt off and just not shedding. Abnormal, truly, but it was the first season I had him. I put it in his feed, he wasn't particular about temp as I recall.
         

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