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  1. Horse Grooming
    Hey guys! I bought my new mare in January. She was a pampered/stalled horse who had probably never had to grow winter hair in her three short years of life. I bought her from a trainer who needed stall space, otherwise I would have boarded her there until the weather warmed up because we don't...
  2. Horse Grooming
    Hey all. I have a horse who has a pretty dull coat. He just got a blood panel done, dewormed, vaccinated, is on a tweaked feed regimen. He's got great body condition and has not been sick recently (just had a comprehensive vet check done last month, he's not mineral deficient or anything like...
  3. Horse Grooming
    I am clipping my horse tomorrow, and I have only clipped a horse once before which was a full body clip, so this will be my first time following a pattern as I plan to do an Irish clip. I am so, so nervous!!! A lot more nervous than I expected to be. I am going to chalk out my lines first, and...
  4. Horse Grooming
    Hi there! I have an eight year old draft cross gelding, and during the winter he grows quite a thick fur coat. I actively ride him four times a week, doing dressage, western pleasure, and reining. I would definitely not call it "light riding". The problem I have been running into is that he...
  5. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I can't tell I've had her for 2 years and her coat color hasn't changed. In the Winter she gets a little darker than the summer but other than that I can't tell.
  6. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I know this is a Orlov Trotter, but what colour is he? Is it just plan white?:-|
  7. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Im training and breaking this mare, and possibly buying her. Im not terribly familiar with the names of pinto patterns, and am having trouble putting a name to her pattern. What do you all think?
  8. Horse Health
    Can fly spray cause bleach marks on the horses coat? My sorrel mare has a few light spots that she didn't have before, and the only thing I've done is wipe fly spray on her. So I'm wondering if that could cause those spots if wiped on a little heavier here and there. They are not birdcatcher...
  9. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Concour Elite Navy Hunt Coat Child Size 16- $25 Concour Elite Black Hunt Coat Child Size 12- $15 (liner has small tear but doesn't show when wearing) On Course Full Black Chaps Child Size 10- $20 Devon Aire Jods Child Size 14-$10 Devon Aire Pull On Jods Childs Size Small-$10 Devon Aire pull on...
  10. Horse Health
    Just wondering, what are the benefits of a white coat vs. a black one in summer? Would a black horse get significantly hotter?
  11. Horse Nutrition
    I read somewhere, can't remember the site off hand, that feeding Black Oil Sun Flower seeds can help with a horses coat. So when Toby moved into the pasture I started to feed them to call three of the horses. -I was hoping that it might help with his rain rot (I'm not sure if it did! but it...
  12. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Hi, my friend sent this horse to me asking what color she is, and i would say blue roan, but apparently she has a brown head. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance! :D
  13. Horse Show Clothing
    So, I found a Grand Prix show coat at a thrift shop. I was more than thrilled. I always buy my things new especially equine related items but I was along with a friend and just flipping through the coats and found this. I bought it for $10.25. It is in perfect condition. Only problem. It's...
  14. Horse Health
    So, I purchased this horse with really bad hoofs. He's a quarter horse, so they should be rock hard but they are flaky. He gets a lot of chips and cracks, the bottom has little concavity, healthy frog though. Also, his coat is dull. So, I put him on Mane 10, and a high quality pellet (I do 1/2...
  15. Horse Grooming
    I have a grey horse and he get's sooo dirty! (speacially when it's muddy) He get's these brown stains on his coat and I just can't get them out! Help?!
  16. Eventing
    Hi guys! I'm looking to get a new dressage coat. I have one currently that isn't tailored at all and I look like a potato sack when I wear it. I don't like it at all! What coat brand/model do you recommend for a more tailored look that isn't so potato sack-ish? :p
  17. Horse Grooming
    What are some products that dry out hair over time and generally create an unhealthy coat? For example, I was brushing out a friend of mine's tail and another girl said "Just pour some detangler on, it keeps the tail so nice and tangle free! I was worried it would dry out the tail and make it...
  18. Horse Health
    I have a 11 year old friesian gelding. I bought him in December and in the spring his summer coat came it. It was a little thicker and longer then the QH's at the barn. I asked my barn manager and she said it was a friesian thing adn his dad is from Holland. But the other friesian at the barn...
  19. Horse Show Clothing
    I'm looking to buy a new hunter jumper show coat but I cant seem to find one I like at all. The one I have doesnt look right on me. It's very baggy when I wear it but it fits. i'm petite so finding a show coat that looks nice and fits well is hard for me. So what show coat do you use?
  20. Horse Show Clothing
    Hey guys :) I have a really nice never-used, still with tags Caldene show jacket for sale. It has white trimming and is a dark navy. Sadly too big for me- loved it so much I thought I could get it tailored but its just too big. It's a ladies 36. I also have a beautiful GPA 'Grand Prix II...