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post #1 of 5 Old 03-22-2019, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Picking Out First Tack!

I've been out of horses for quite some time, and I've just repopulated. I have some rope halters for now, and some basic grooming stuff, but what do you guys think I should have on hand. I'd like to make sure I haven't forgotten anything!

Also, I've bought all of my horses breakaway halters and wanted to get them matching leadropes, which don't seem to exist. What color would make a good standard lead rope color? Would black work for everything? Silver?

Additionally, what should I have on hand specifically for regular hoof care?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-24-2019, 11:29 AM
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I like black. Any other color just turns brown...lol. The black rope seems to last longer, too. Welcome back to horse craziness!

I have collected a LOT of stuff over the years....but a hoof pick (I like a sharp one....those fancy new “ergonomic” ones are junk, imo) is really all you need for hoof care.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-24-2019, 03:00 PM
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A couple other must haves for me are a tube of triple antibiotic ointment for cuts/scrapes and Cowboy Magic mane detangler to help get out snarls and windknots.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-24-2019, 08:32 PM
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Black. It'll show less dirt than silver.

You'll definitely need a hoof-pick and may go through a couple before you find one that you like. I personally just prefer those "cheap" ones with the brush on the end. I also have a larger "hoof" brush for getting dried mud off the wall of the hooves.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-25-2019, 08:39 PM
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Whatever you do for hoof care, stay away from hoof ointment like Hooflex and other goos. They aren't useful, and make a nasty mess.

All I have for hoof care is a few hoofpicks, a rasp, a frog parer, and a few thrush remedies (purple staining and green staining). Those seem to cover everything between trims that comes up.

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