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        09-27-2013, 04:09 PM
      #31
    Foal
    I doubt most horses care if you're wearing gloves or not. They're not as touchy-feely as some people make them seem. I personally would only use gloves if it's super cold, because I can feel for swelling or lumps best without them. Plus I like the feel of my mare's silky fur. :) And hygiene is way overrated IMO. A little dirt gives your immune system something to do.
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        09-27-2013, 07:18 PM
      #32
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    Originally Posted by TrailDustMelody    
    A little dirt gives your immune system something to do.
    Just one of the benefits of dirt! : )
         
        09-28-2013, 03:01 AM
      #33
    Weanling
    Its really up to you, if you feel more comfortable wearing gloves then go ahead, if you do not want to wear them then you do not have to. Personally I only use gloves when I ride, I've never actually groomed a horse while wearing gloves so I don't know what it's like.
         
        09-28-2013, 09:29 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    Grooming is defined as the act of transferring the hair from the horse to the groom.

    How are you supposed to accurately do that when you cover your hands?

    I don't wear gloves except for in winter. But whatever floats your boat works.
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        09-28-2013, 09:48 PM
      #35
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    I wear gloves in hot weather and cold weather. When it's fairly mild out, I get uncomfortable wearing them when I'm grooming. When it's hot, I sweat like a pig and that makes grooming very dirty and gross for me. Gloves keep my hands cleaner and me happier and more comfortable. When it's cold, my low blood pressure and lower than average normal body temp keep me VERY cold. Gloves help me stay slightly more comfortable. Of course, at a certain point, no glove will keep my fingers from going numb.
         
        09-28-2013, 11:15 PM
      #36
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Equestrian1    
    I always wore gloves while grooming my horses (at the previous equestrian facilities where I used to ride), but, at my current equestrian facility (where they teach great natural horsemanship), they advised me not to wear any gloves while brushing, grooming, cleaning hooves, etc...because the horse has to feel your natural touch, etc....
    But, does wearing protective gloves matter to the horse? Wearing protective gloves while cleaning your horse before a ride is a very good hygiene practice to follow. The question is Shall we wear gloves or not while grooming our horses for ride. The horses that I ride are Pasteur horses (not stall horses).
    Gloves shouldn't matter at all, and your horse should get accustomed to them, as you'll be riding and touching him/her with your gloves on anyway.
    On the other hand, however, I've had a friend get her glove stuck in a halter and the horse took off dragging her behind.
         
        10-14-2013, 09:20 PM
      #37
    Foal
    IF the horse can even feel the difference, I don't think they would give a rip either way. I use gloves when it's cold out.
         
        10-22-2013, 06:42 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    I honestly don't think it will matter either way, but I find gloves irriatating and I want my fingertips so I can feel any little cuts, tics, lumps etc.
         
        10-26-2013, 05:34 PM
      #39
    Banned
    I always wear gloves, but then again I have very very very very very very very bad exma so...
         

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