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post #11 of 18 Old 09-17-2009, 08:59 PM
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LOL I understand.

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post #12 of 18 Old 09-17-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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LOL, this would be a good picture thread... Clean Horse Vs Dirty Horse ! :)
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post #13 of 18 Old 09-18-2009, 02:06 AM
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I don't know if you want to go this route, but its always an option...
My pasture mate owns a carriage business. She does weddings. She uses a PURE white percheron. I'm tellin ya, it doesn't get any whiter than that horse. I look at him and all I can think is "Cinderella Horse!"
Her secret?
Bathing him, letting him dry tied. And keeping a fly blanket on him.
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-18-2009, 02:59 AM
 
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I have a tovairo paint-- He is a beuty clean or muddy-- I have come to accept that it is impossible to keep him clean-- his turn out is 3 acres! I mean after all I have to let him be a horse!
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post #15 of 18 Old 09-18-2009, 10:47 AM
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Get yourself one of these, put in on "flat" and make sure you have some decently high pressure water flow. Angle the spray about 45 degrees from your horse, and working in the direction of the coat hold the sprayer quite close so it penetrates the coat, "bounces" off of him and shoots the water/dirt mix away.
The reason that white horses look dirty s because there is no pigment (it's not the right colour) that will hide the dirt lying next to the skin, under the hair, whereas brown horses will, or they'll just look a little dusty if there's a lot. So shampooing is not going to get rid of this as effectively as "pressure washing" it out with just water. Then for stained hair, use a shampoo with blueing in it (Quic Silver I find is the best! That cowboy magic stuff does not work nearly as well for double the price).
Think about it, if you rolled your head and hair around in the dirt until it was good and worked into your scalp and then without hopping in the shower just wet your hair in the sink, shampooed and rinsed, your scalp would still be dirty. You need the shower head to deep clean your scalp, just like the horse needs over their entire body.

Good luck!
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post #16 of 18 Old 09-18-2009, 11:47 AM
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Great post, Anebel! I do that all the time with my black and white Paint. I don't really worry about keeping her too clean. She is naturally a cleaner horse, but when her white does get dirty, I find the contrasting black makes her white look really white, lol. Sure, I bath her when I'm up to it, or if I have any big plans to show her off, but she's a horse, I'm sure she's dirty for a reason.

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post #17 of 18 Old 09-18-2009, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the posts everyone :)
Wonderful Post especially Anebel and backinthesaddleagain.
I would go with that route BITSA but, how long do you think the drying time would be, have him tied for along period.... yeah you know lol i dont want to have him tied for along period, but it does seem like a really good idea.
Anebel, At our house we dont have very high pressure in our hoses, so getting a hose cap... wouldnt really do much good..
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post #18 of 18 Old 09-19-2009, 12:46 AM
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just blanket them. cool koats when its warm are great, and winter blankets when its cold is great,too.
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