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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey everyone, I have an older dressage tack set for a draft horse. It has been in the barn for years and is extremely dirty. I want to clean it up but not sure the best way short of a pressure washer. Can I soak it in a tub of warm water? Its not a saddle. Its everything from the bridal to...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a “new to me” saddle in need of some care. The seat has a film or residue on it. I wouldn’t say it’s sticky to the touch, but my hand does not glide smoothly over it like it does on other parts of the saddle. I would greatly appreciate any advice!
  3. Horse Talk
    We're not selling or advertising anything, this is for a school project - so I don't think this is against the rules. If it is, or if there's a better place for this, please let me know. Here is the link - http://goo.gl/forms/rfRZXLaJ2R Thank you so much! EDIT: BTW, it'll only take a minute...
  4. Barn Maintenance
    I found this and had to LOL. Easiest way to move a bag of shavings ever. Not sure why I didn't think of it myself.... :-) Easiest Way To Add and Move Horse Shavings To A Stall | Horse Moms
  5. Horse Trailers
    I want to clean my trailer especially the aluminum siding but nothing I use seems to get rid of the water spot or even dirty fingerprints. What do you all suggest I use? I have tried stainless steel cleaner and a cleaner used for wheel wells but it didn't get rid of the water spots. Thanks for...
  6. Horse Grooming
    I've seen a lot of people around me buying coat-specific shampoos for their horses recently. I was wondering if there are any good ones for buckskins or chestnut roans? I've never bought anything like this before, so also wanting to know if it's really worth it? (We are not a showy family... But...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi all! :D I have not been able to find a part time job (sadly) so I thought that I could start a tack cleaning/grooming business. I tried to look around to see what people thought were reasonable prices and I tried to keep my prices a bit under the "acceptable" prices. If you guys could give me...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! I have a mechanical hackamore for my horse, but after a short time using it, the fuzzy lining that makes contact with her nose has gotten really gross, dark, and matted, as it traps her sweat, any dirt, etc. Was wondering if there is any way to clean this?? I hate the idea of using dirty...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello all, I just got a new (used) wintec AP saddle for a wonderful price, but it's just a wee bit dirty. What's the best way to clean synthetic material? Particularly the suede type material that is covering the seat and knee blocks. It is the bitter cold winter here in Canada right now so I...
  10. New to Horses
    Hey, I'm planning on moving barns and I was just wondering if I end up moving, should I clean the following items and if so how should I clean them? I have been using them on the school horses. -grooming box (dandy,finishing,curry,hoof pick with brush, mane comb) -saddle pad -halter (might not...
  11. Horse Health
    Okay, so idk what it is, but mares have just always smelled like hormones, or something, and have been unpleasant to ride not just during menstruation, but in general they get snarky. Almost all the mares for sale that I've tried have acted "marey" and I made sure to ask the seller if they were...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Well, it's that time of year when the blanket comes off and needs to be stored. I'm pondering the best way to do it. The local laundry forbids horse blankets, unfortunately; so I'm wondering -- what's your best practice when it comes to cleaning horse blankets? I'm thinking of laying it out...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! I recently bought a new saddle from a girl who hasn't used it in a while. the leather is stiff and dirty, so she gave us a very reasonable price on the saddle. Please don't tell me I shouldn't have bought it hah. But my biggest concern is that the saddle has stood propped up on the horn and...
  14. Horse Grooming
    Foxy loves to lay down to sleep, but the problem is she likes to do that next to the hay, and next o the hay there is mud. It stains her coat for a long time and I can't bathe her because it is so cold and we don't have an indoor facility where I board. Are there any products that could help me...
  15. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Just wondering how others clean their tack, whether it be english or western or whatever, and what products they use. I personally always start with any old saddle soap (right now I just have the spray on one by Leather New) then wipe that off, then use Horseman's One Step Conditioner, then a...
  16. Horse Grooming
    For my old horse, Chester (a bay), i just bought some brushes at a farm store near my barn, but I'm getting a new horse, a palomino, and this time I want to get some really nice brushes. I need some suggestions on the best brushes for shine and ability to get rid of dirt. Any specific brands or...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    There are so many tack cleaners out there, soaps, sprays and oils, that it's hard to decide which to use and which is best. Personally I like all three types. So I've settled on a plan to give my saddles and bridles the longest life possible. Every day I go over them with my Leather New spray...
  18. Horse Talk
    I have a serious problem with horsehair on my riding clothes. My lesson horse is a chestnut overo, and that means white hairs. Her left shoulder, where I usually pet her, is absolutely white. And, because Spring is coming, she's shedding like a madman. After my lesson, I am completely covered in...
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Would any of you use a service to have your tack cleaned? I go to the yard everyday, and was going to ask around if they would be interested in me setting up a tack cleaning service, I really enjoy doing it and I take really good care and use only the best products. Just not sure if anybody...
  20. Horse Talk
    my dad got me a bunch from going on a business trip from a garage sale and he bought a dozen plus we have a dozen more that could use a good wash, i was wondering how? i could have a ton more as i like halters... and have about 40ish for my three horses... and thought i could clean some up and...
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