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  1. Horse Grooming
    Hello again! Sorry, I'm posting so many threads! I'm doing my first competition/show in years in 6 weeks and I want to get Ninja looking shiny and showy? I guess. Anyway - tips for that? I'm brushing him every day for approx. 20 mins, and I'm hoping to work him every day, even if it's just...
  2. Horse Grooming
    Hi! My horse Ninja has quite a long mane, and I want to grow it out more. However, I'm getting quite nervous about actually doing anything - most tutorials online suggest braiding & wrapping the mane, but I'm worried about him rubbing it and tearing it all out. So I was wondering if anyone who...
  3. Horse Grooming
    I haven't ridden many greys in my time, but I recently took the plunge, buying my first horse, a gorgeous grey mare. Although she has dapples on her rear, as well as dark grey legs, the majority of her body is 'white'. In the attempt to keep her mud-free I bought a knock of magic brush which I...
  4. Horse Grooming
    I am very allergic to horses so I got a Bashkir Curly because they are hypoallergenic. I live in Southern California so it gets really hot, I want to shave him but not sure what kind of clippers to buy! I want to get a pair that won't destroy my wallet and also won't break after the first...
  5. Jumping
    Can someone give me advice on a good style and weight for a fake tail for hunter jumpers. My horse has a decent tail it just needs to be a bit fuller. Reading online it seems to be 1 lb recommended but I've talked to a few people and they say that's too heavy for jumping that it wont lift...
  6. Horse Grooming
    My bay QH/Paint (solid) mare, Dancer, pulled her mane out in a barbed-wire fence a long time ago, before I acquired her last December. It's started growing back some, but her mane is still very short and uneven, and it's growing very slowly. Summer is upon us, and the flies are out. Her mane...
  7. Horse Grooming
    OK, this isn't exactly about horse grooming, but dog grooming. However, it does pertain to horses in shedding season. My dogs are shepherd mixes, year round shedders in this hot climate. It drives me crazy. I gave them a bath today (really worked the suds in and loosened hair), let them dry out...
  8. Horse Grooming
    So, I'm competing in an event within the next 2 months, and it grows rather cold during the winter months, so I don't clip or blanket my horses. My horse and I are competing at beginner novice, but it's also a pony club rally and I'm a C1. I don't want to do too much to his coat so he'll still...
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