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    02-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Green Broke
Paint on a horse? =S

I think I need Rissa for this one...

Ok, so this is odd but the kid that rides with us, for whatever loco reason, wants to paint a red heart on her palomino pony's ass for Valentines Day. That's fine, I'm already aware we would need non-toxic paint, etc. not a big deal.

But what the heck happens in -10C????? It gets down to -25C at night. Will this even come off? Will it freeze to the hair and kill it? Will this pony sport a massive red heart on her ass for the rest of winter and cause people on the road to have a heart attack, thinking she's been injured?

Any tips would be great. I am utterly against the idea, I don't care in summer, but I have NO clue how this is going to work out in winter. But the kid is determined so unless I can provide some concrete facts here, she's likely going to go ahead with it.
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    02-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Can you hot-towel it off immediately after, like.. a photo shoot or something? Just a spot of warm water that's immediately dried off shouldn't hurt anything.

I'd be concerned bout matting and breakage. Maybe red food dye paste would be better?
    02-11-2010, 07:01 PM
That is definitely weird...but I have no idea about the other things. But even if the paint is non-toxic it could irritate the horses skin...
    02-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Green Broke
A lot of people I know use the hair spray paint you can usually get around Halloween. We had a Halloween party at the barn and I turned my black horse into a zebra using the paint and another girl with a white horse made used all sort of colors. It didn't come off for several weeks, but she didn't make a big effort to remove it. Didn't bother any of the horses.

If she shows the horse then it may be a bigger deal about getting it removed, but if not, just let it wear off.
    02-11-2010, 07:55 PM
On the couple of occasions where I've painted my horses butt, I've always used like the twinkle toes body paint stuff made specifically for horses, but I have added on spray glitter. Yes I completely glittered up my dads 35 year old geldings butt for a rodeo a few years ago. I was on the drill team doing flags, and we had to be all glittery for lord knows what reason. I would go with the wet towel after you are done with whatever it is the kid wants with the heart. I don't think that it would be a problem.

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