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montcowboy 11-22-2012 10:01 PM

horses you can curry???
 
this spring i picked up two curly horses.there the hypo-allergenic horses. what i need help with is there winter coats are very very curly and the curry comb does not work on them. its fall.winter here in montana. and with all the rain and mud i spent hours trying to curry the mud out of there hair for saddleing no go. its like the curry comb just doesnt penitrate there hair at all. after a hour they were pretty much the same. any one know of anything that would work on them? thank you so much..:lol:

riccil0ve 11-22-2012 10:04 PM

Curlies aren't special in this, happens with most winter coats. You can try a curry comb with thicker, wider spaced "spikes." Or a blanket. Other than that, just do the best you can, and brush the hair so it lies smooth before saddling up.
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QuietHeartHorses 11-23-2012 12:03 AM

Have you tried a metal curry comb? It's the only thing that gets mud off my horse in the winter. I just brush in short straight lines, not in circles. Works like a charm.

Shropshirerosie 11-23-2012 12:27 AM

I'm sorry, but I thought the title of this thread was a misplaced request for cooking recipes.......

montcowboy 11-23-2012 09:59 AM

lol. after a hour of scraping i was thinking about taking up cooking..lol.. ive had horses my entire life.and we have lots of winter hair here in montana. but these curly horses have very tight curls. i normally use a wider thicker metal curry comb. thought there might be some one out there that owned a full blooded curly horse that had the same problem. thanks so much for your advice. anything else??

Dustbunny 11-23-2012 11:44 AM

Just a thought...you might browse through a PetSmart or the pet grooming section of your local feed supply. Those Curly coats sound like you could be dealing with a curly coated pooch. You might find something there that would help you deal with your horses. Otherwise...power washer! : )
Good luck. Muddy winter coats are the pits!

beau159 11-23-2012 01:13 PM

For a muddy mess, I use these three tools:

Brush straight with the metal

http://www.equikro.com/prod-img/027102f.jpg



Brush in circles with the rubber:

http://www.groomers-online.com/shopi...curry-comb.jpg


And you'll also need a few cans of......

http://www.absolutely-unbelievable.c...bow-grease.jpg

2horses 11-23-2012 05:33 PM

I have a rubber combing/massaging tool that has one-inch long rubber spikes. Maybe that would work. It gets down to the skin on my thick-coated horse.

montcowboy 11-23-2012 08:06 PM

thanks for the ideas. elbow grease.. funny..lol... i hadnt thought about curly haired dogs..good idea dustbunny. thanks and yes these curly horses are curly. tight curls that metal curry combs can hardly touch. ill get a picture of the really curly one. its truely amazing ... after my entire life of horses i didnt know that there was a horse around like these. but there are advatages to them. very hard hooves. after a summer of training them in the mountains here i never did show them. and hype- alergenic . i would rather brush a poodle at this point. lol..thanks again

SueNH 11-24-2012 10:11 PM

I have a curly. I use a regular shedding blade on the mud mess to loosen it first then use good rubber curry. Really the only thing to do is keep brushing. You'll get there eventually. I prefer the rubber curry because I can push down a bit. Not the squishy jelly curry you see but the old fashioned black one with a red handle.


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