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    11-29-2011, 09:44 PM
  #11
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Favorite: the horse itself, fresh bedding, hay, leather
Least favorite: thrush, kopertox, iccthammol, mud/manure (when it's mixed together and really wet after rain)
     
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    11-29-2011, 11:08 PM
  #12
Weanling
I just plain love the smell of horse, like it seems everyone here does! LOL But I would have to say my truly favorite smells are saddle soap, good hay and that first whiff out of a fresh bag of grain.

Least favorites, thrushy hooves, smegma and OMG urine from a mare that is in heat! It get's so much more acrid and seems to go to ammonia in a matter of hours!
     
    11-29-2011, 11:12 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Favorite horse relates smell - grain, especially oats or things mixed with Molasses

Can't decide between the two worst smells, it's a tie between that "thrushy hoof" smell and the "smegma" smell when you clean your horse's sheath....blech!
     
    11-30-2011, 12:25 AM
  #14
Showing
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Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
Can't decide between the two worst smells, it's a tie between that "thrushy hoof" smell and the "smegma" smell when you clean your horse's sheath....blech!
Oh I'm not looking forward to that... lol
     
    12-16-2011, 11:17 AM
  #15
Green Broke
I love the smell of a dusty barn, horse sweat, shampoo, my friends bute powder, just horse in general.
I HATE the smell when your walking around brushing your horse, and they rip one right. In. Your. Mouth.
     
    12-23-2011, 03:13 PM
  #16
Foal
Best: horse muzzle, worst: draining abscesses
     
    12-23-2011, 03:24 PM
  #17
Showing
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
my friends bute powder
Me too but only the vanilla kind, citrus - ick! I probably shouldn't admit this but I have buted myself - at a show, had a gnarly headache and nothing to take....

My favorite smells - leather is # 1 hands down, absorbine, show sheen, jojoba oil.

Least favorite - smegma, wet horse.
     
    12-23-2011, 03:56 PM
  #18
Foal
I'm going to have to agree with CCinSc... a draining abscess is the absolute worst thing I have ever smelled come out of any animal.. and I have a lot of animals! The best is burying my face into Milo's mane.. that smell is heaven, kinda partial to the smell of leather as well.
     
    12-23-2011, 04:07 PM
  #19
Weanling
I love the smell of barns and indoor dirt arenas.
I think the worst smell possible is draining abcess. Got in on my clothes and me and was still smelling it days after even with a shower, washer and new clothes..
     
    12-23-2011, 06:09 PM
  #20
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My favorite smell has to be the smell of new leather. Whenever I get new tack (and I get my new zebra tack tomorrow so I am going to be in heaven) I spend a decent amount of time just smelling it. That seems weird to some, but I looovveee it.

My least favorite is the smell after I've picked out very dirty hooves or after a horse has been shoed. That's an awfully rotten smell.
     

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