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post #31 of 42 Old 12-24-2011, 10:13 PM
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I always thought I was weird for enjoying certain horsey smells! Glad it's not just me! Non-horse people just don't understand. :3

- Nice horsey smell of their necks
- Leather
- Certain kinds of fly spray (weird, right?)
- Clean, well-kept barn smell (fresh shavings and horse shampoo mmmm!)

- Thrush foot (yuck!)
- Really gross stalls (like when the messy percheron pees a crater through the shavings and tramples EVERYTHING into a nasty muck... and I get to clean it >B[ )

Originally Posted by cebee View Post
I love the smell of horse necks... they could bottle it and i would buy it! And leather ( Yankee Candle makes a leather scent one.. I own 4 of them right now...)
Least favorite... the smell of the hooves when the farrier is trimming them.. ugh. ( although the barn dogs love the trimmings... dog candy!)
Does it really smell like leather? :O I know Yankee makes the best but if so that's awesome!

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post #32 of 42 Old 12-25-2011, 03:32 AM
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Favorite: Grass breath and just their earthy horse smell.
Least favorite: Mucking out nasty pee spots in stalls and DMSO. Ew.

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post #33 of 42 Old 12-25-2011, 07:31 AM
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My favourites the smell of their face when you kiss it, Sunny's chicken smelling nose and fresh haylage. Least favourites are pee and foot trimming time.
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post #34 of 42 Old 12-28-2011, 03:11 PM
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My favorite: Horse, leather, show sheen, a nicely kept barn, clean stalls, saddle soap.
My least favorite: Smegma and thrush

Also I agree with cebee if you could bottle the scent of a horses neck I would buy it in a heart beat.
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post #35 of 42 Old 12-28-2011, 03:16 PM
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Favorite- Leather and clean horse and new shavings (especially pine) and fresh hay
Least favorite- Urine and hooves with thrush :\
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post #36 of 42 Old 12-28-2011, 03:41 PM
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Anything to do with happy healthy horses. Grassy horse breath, horse neck, leather, bran mash, fresh bag of chaff, the sea air while galloping, damp forest on a misty morning, the aroma that sits on your yard jacket.... anything

Most of all I love the smell of a horse barn - hay, straw, shavings, grain, general horsey smells. At my BHS exam i was shaking with nerves until i walked around the corner into the barn and the smell of horse barn hit me. I just... relaxed. Its like home :)

Hate the smell of thrush and unkempt shaving beds.

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post #37 of 42 Old 12-28-2011, 06:43 PM
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All of the smells are my favorite...EXCEPT the smell of the crap that comes out of there stomach when we have to tube them when they are choked up! DISGUSTING!
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post #38 of 42 Old 12-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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My best smell is their neck and fresh good sweet grass hay.

The worst smell is smegma even with palpation gloves I can't eat anything with my hands for a week. I use Ivory soap to clean sheeths and I hate the smell of Ivory now.

The best sound is on a quiet winter morning after I have fed, no body else is around and every one is munching contently.
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post #39 of 42 Old 12-29-2011, 01:14 AM
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Thrush is a gross smell.I love the smell of their nose....beautiful lol
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post #40 of 42 Old 12-29-2011, 01:53 AM
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favorite? The horse itself.

least favorite? Thrushy foot.
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