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post #11 of 31 Old 01-17-2013, 11:21 PM
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Yes, as much coverage as you can get. Sweatpants or slick pants, and a long coat. I'd also put a hood over your head if you can. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I know it doesn't take much for my hair to absorb horse smell. I don't normally mind, but it's not good when you're going somewhere, haha.

You can always keep a bottle of body mist to use before you hop in the car, too, to help. I'd stick with a simple scent, though. The flowery ones might make it worse ;)
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post #12 of 31 Old 01-17-2013, 11:36 PM
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You can always keep a bottle of body mist to use before you hop in the car, too, to help. I'd stick with a simple scent, though. The flowery ones might make it worse ;)
Great tip! I love the smell of horses but unfortunately a lot of other people don't lol. And I always carry a towel and extra pair of shoes in my car just in case I get too dirty. I will start carrying body mist too now =]

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post #13 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 12:06 AM
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I wear sweatpants over my work pants, and take them off when I am done. I take two jackets also, my barn jacket, and my good jacket, and switch them as well. And a bottle of perfume goes a long way. I keep one in my car. Just two days ago I had a coworker pull some hay out of my hair, and I havnt lived it down yet. :)
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post #14 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 12:12 AM
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[QUOTE=Silhouette;1849525]Yes, as much coverage as you can get. Sweatpants or slick pants, and a long coat. I'd also put a hood over your head if you can. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I know it doesn't take much for my hair to absorb horse smell. I don't normally mind, but it's not good when you're going somewhere, haha.

You can always keep a bottle of body mist to use before you hop in the car, too, to help. I'd stick with a simple scent, though. The flowery ones might make it worse ;)[/QUOTE]

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post #15 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 12:17 AM
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I'm pretty sure y'all wouldn't want to ride in any of our vehicles! Lol.
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post #16 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 12:34 AM
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I have a small bottle of febreeze I will spray on me sometimes, and I always wear a nylon coat so hay won't stick, I also always wear rubber boots. Today I fed their sloppy beet pulp without my coat on and one gave me a kiss up side the face with a really wet muzzle with pulp, and the other rubbed his muzzle on my back. It was the first time they have done this ever. I showed up for work and people thought I had fallen. Fortunately, I used a wet towel and cleaned up. I find that the nylon coat helps with the hay, it doesn't stick and just slides off, however I do end up with hay in my hair sometimes and fellow co-workers will sometimes pick some off of me. I always go grocery shopping after the barn and I think that people must think I always look slightly dirty, but I don't care.
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post #17 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 08:28 AM
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Clean and barn do not go in the same sentence. I keep my carhart bibs and jacket in my car since I go straight to the barn after work so my car stinks, nothing I can do there. Plus I have an SUV and haul hay and everything else in the back so I have given up on keeping my new car smelling anything like new.

But I had on my bibs and jacket yesterday and still managed to get hay under my last tank top and it was itching my back. I only had about 4 layers on and it still managed to get in my shirt. Really no use in trying to stay clean it doesn't happen.
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post #18 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 11:32 AM
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I use a fork to deliver hay to everyone in that situation. It takes some practice but is very efficient.
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post #19 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 11:35 AM
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Coveralls, it's what I do, I wear a business suit to work, I have had colleagues pick a strand of hay out of my hair I have missed in the car mirror!
Funny, I remember once when I worked for a HUGE corporation, walking into the bathroom first thing in the morning and smelling the unmistakable smell of Absorbine Jr.

Lady was at the sink trying desperately to wash it off her hands.. I politely told her it wasn't working .. we laughed about it!
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post #20 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 12:15 PM
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I bought these a long time ago because the wind never stops here in OK. They cut the wind like nobody's business and have the added benefit of not being permeable by hay. I bought them 2 sizes larger than I needed, so they'd fit over everything, inlcuding my Carhartt overalls if needed. LOVE them, and I've had them for about 8 years now and they are still in excellent condition.
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