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lozza14 04-07-2010 02:46 AM

Grooming Tips Galore!!!
This area is for people to tell their secrets for grooming.................



caseymyhorserocks 04-07-2010 02:42 PM

use dish soap to make horses soft and shiny, and use on white spots ( it gets rid of dirt!! ) MAKE SURE YOU RINSE IT ALL OUT!!

lozza14 04-07-2010 10:05 PM

I never would have got a horse with white spots or even completely white because of that!:-|

Horsel02 04-09-2010 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks (Post 598351)
use dish soap to make horses soft and shiny, and use on white spots ( it gets rid of dirt!! ) MAKE SURE YOU RINSE IT ALL OUT!!

A word of caution about dish soap is that it can dry the coat a lot and some horses are really sensitive to it.

PechosGoldenChance 04-09-2010 11:08 AM

Yes, dish soap will dry the coat out real bad. Not to mention it's really hard to rinse out because it just keeps getting soapier and more soapier you will spend a long time getting the soap out, and if you don't get it all out you will end up with 'hot spots'. However, there is one kind of dish soap you can use without it drying the coat out like other dish soaps and that would be Ivory dish soap. When I groomed dogs, we used it on puppies to get rid of fleas because the flea shampoo is too strong for them.

As for general grooming goes: brush, brush, brush! lol It's basically a never ending cycle. Be sure to pick the feet DAILY to prevent infections such as thrush, it's very important to keep the feet real clean (thats basically the foundation of a horse). As for the mane and tail...if you want to keep the tail real long, don't brush it out...just finger through it with your fingers to avoid pulling the hair out and use detangler. The mane can be brushed out, but you can also use your fingers for that too.

The importance of grooming: Other than keeping your horse clean, grooming is important to keep the blood circulating to the superficial tissues which is the skin. Also, during the seasonal changes (from winter to spring/summer) it's real important to get their winter coats off. Why? Because with the temperature changing from 30's to 60's and up, when you are working your horse and they still have a winter coat they can overheat real easily since the temperature is higher. There's more I can add, but I don't feel like typing, so I figured I'd just go over the most important stuff hehe

Jillyann 04-09-2010 11:08 AM

To keep a tail growing, long and clean, braid it!

PechosGoldenChance 04-09-2010 11:18 AM

I braid mine, and bag it as well. If I didn't bag it, she would step all over it and rip the hair out. Not to mention it would get real dirty w/o the bag too lol

lozza14 04-10-2010 07:28 PM

thanks guys

equiniphile 04-10-2010 07:47 PM

Use MTG for growing manes and tails!
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drafteventer 04-10-2010 09:29 PM

Groom everyday! That's the number one tip for having a clean horse haha

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