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post #1 of 4 Old 06-06-2011, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Official EFA Show - Grooming Help!

I am entering my first offical EFA jumping show next month and I want to make sure Joe is looking his best.

* How would I go about washing him?

* How do I cut his mane with scissors, my mum can't pull manes, and I have no idea either. :P

* Do I need to plait up?

* How do I get rid of scares, and let the hair over grow. He has a huge scar on his bum, and I want him to look pretty.

* What's the best cleaning balm for tack?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-06-2011, 11:46 AM
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I wash my boy with washing up liquid and warm water, because I hate splashing out haha. Without elbow grease no amount of expensive shampoo's will work.
I usually get a pair of sharp hairdressing scissors and cut a chunk off where i'd like it to be, then move up to mane a little bit at a time cutting it level with whats already been cut. Takes a while, haha.
Yes! Plait up! If he has a skinny neck, do button plaits pointing upwards, if his neck is chuibbier do them to the side. If he has a long neck do big ones and if he has a short neck do lots of little ones! I was taught this, people have got smart about plaiting now to enhance their horses features xD
You can't really get rid of scars, if the tissue is damaged the hairs will grow back white. Don't worry about this really as long as you aren't doing the showing class :)
I use Lincoln glycerine spray, but i'm from the UK so i don't know if they sell that where you live :p

I'm probably no help haha, it's just what i've been taught over the years by family and instructors and stuff
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-06-2011, 11:54 AM
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Please do not cut the doesn't look right and you can always tell it's been cut instead of pulled.

Here's a video on how to do it.

How To Pull A Mane (Horses)
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-06-2011, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ErikaLynn View Post
Please do not cut the doesn't look right and you can always tell it's been cut instead of pulled.

Here's a video on how to do it.

How To Pull A Mane (Horses)
My horse despises having his mane pulled, which is the only reason I do it. It can, if done correctly, look smart and nice.
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