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post #21 of 71 Old 03-05-2013, 07:37 PM
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I don't do any bridle paths. I think they look awful if they aren't kept up. Plus they always look too long or accidentally get shaved too far. One of my poor boys ended up with a Moe hairdo after he jerked awake from snoozing while I was clipping. That was over 15 years ago, and I have not shaved a bridle path since. I much prefer to train some mane hair to go forward into the forelock. This way it doesn't get tangled in the bridle or halter. The tack just sits on top of the flat hair.
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post #22 of 71 Old 03-05-2013, 07:39 PM
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I don't do any bridle paths. I think they look awful if they aren't kept up. Plus they always look too long or accidentally get shaved too far. One of my poor boys ended up with a Moe hairdo after he jerked awake from snoozing while I was clipping. That was over 15 years ago, and I have not shaved a bridle path since. I much prefer to train some mane hair to go forward into the forelock. This way it doesn't get tangled in the bridle or halter. The tack just sits on top of the flat hair.
Yeah I'm trying to let my guys BP grow out......it's in that fugly stage right now
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Lol I'm trying (have tried) to get my girl used to clippers, but I just could never get the nerve up to actually use them on her...so I mostly just turn the clippers ON then let it vibrate next to her skin. No bridle path either.... I just let the hair grow. xD
I've tried to get Aires to accept the clippers for two years with no luck. It's gotten to the point where he even hates the sight of the clippers. Thing is, I've never actually DONE anything to him with the clippers. Last time I brought the clippers out, I got within striking distance and the little bugger actually pawed at me (clipped my thigh with his hoof, too...you can bet we had a "come to Jesus" meeting right there in front of the barn where everyone could see).
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I've tried to get Aires to accept the clippers for two years with no luck. It's gotten to the point where he even hates the sight of the clippers. Thing is, I've never actually DONE anything to him with the clippers. Last time I brought the clippers out, I got within striking distance and the little bugger actually pawed at me (clipped my thigh with his hoof, too...you can bet we had a "come to Jesus" meeting right there in front of the barn where everyone could see).
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A Draft cross "pawing" does not sound like a fun time IMO lol

Kiera and I had a conversation the day she decided to kick me for cold hosing her nipples during a bath. Lovely bruise, considering she only weighed probably 8 or 900 pounds.

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Oh.....that's reassuring! oh you said bute.....thought you meant boot!
You'd like that one!
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A Draft cross "pawing" does not sound like a fun time IMO lol

Kiera and I had a conversation the day she decided to kick me for cold hosing her nipples during a bath. Lovely bruise, considering she only weighed probably 8 or 900 pounds.
I was lucky my best friend was holding him cuz I went down. Hit me in the right thigh, right above my knee, and my leg just collapsed. Had a lovely 5" bruise for a couple of weeks. Let's just say that he's never even thought about pawing again.
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Yeah. Allowing bute.
So does the Equine Canada and all it's affliates, it's not a banned substance.
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While my gelding was in training he had his whiskers clipped. Partially because my trainer is a show trainer and that's what they do, and because we were working on getting him used to clippers and needed something to clip! He was stalled with daily turnout while he was there and didn't have much time for mischief, so it really didn't matter. He didn't seem to care.

I don't do it because I am lazy and he is a pasture kept trail pony in training. No reason to.
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I don't shave them completely. I do however trim them down to about an inch or so. I leave my horses out 24/7 in the summer and want my girl to have her feelers.

Regarding bute. Bute is allowed at a low maintenance dose. Its the same as an athlete taking an advil.

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Yep NB, it's stacking that is not allowed, meaning several drugs being used at the same time.
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