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Bit confused about grooming?
You know how you can't use some brushes on grass kept ponies? But what if you keep changing them, like they stay in the stable at night or field by day, or something like that where they live in both, what would you do then?
Also what are the brushes you can't use on a field kept pony(grass kept)? I'm kind of confused?
Does that make sense? haha thanks x
Um... I've never heard of not being able to use certain brushes on pasture horses. I use any brushes I want on mine..
We were always taught not to use body brushes on field kept ponies because they removed to much grease etc. I believe that this is no longer believed, but personally I only use a dandy brush and curry on my monsters especially during the winter, When they have summer coats I may body brush them
Ahhh. Ok, that makes sense (kinda). I don't really brush mine in the winter, unless their hair gets matted with snow/mud. Then I just use a rubber curry to break up the hair.
oh right so it doesn't make a difference in grooming if their field kept or not? x
If you do not bathe the horse you do not remove the oils on/in the skin and coat. Brushing or currying stimulates the follicles and increases the skin's natural oils. The horses also usually like it, so it's a treat for some of them.
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Never heard that. I tend to just use what ever brush I need to depending on what my horse looks like.
My horse is field kept and I always curry him, body brush him, then soft brush him. He has no problems.
Now bathing, that's a different story. That strips the oils so you want to do it as less as possible.
but what would you do if you keep them in both, field and stable, would you still bathe him as little as possible? Thanks! x
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