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  1. Horse Talk
    So I was offered the opportunity to groom for a 4* eventer later this year. I have never done any “official” grooming jobs, though I am a very involved Pony Clubber (C2HM going for HB soon), so I’ve been a stable manager for rallies before, as well as a C Advisor for D Rally. Gone to shows with...
  2. Horse Health
    Hello! I am new here! I am a lifelong horse owner and have had a lot of experience BUT this is something I’ve never dealt with. I just picked up this yearling boy today out of a less than ideal situation. He is COVERED in encrusted feces. It is hard as cement. How am I going to get this off?! It...
  3. Horse Shows
    hi, I was looking for good shine/show products for showing my morgan gelding. He tends to get VERY sweaty and I really wanted to find good products that will last through that. I was also looking for products that would highlight is face and legs, as he is a bay with no white markings. If you...
  4. Horse Grooming
    I know some people wrap their horses tail with vet wrap instead of buying a tail bag, but I’m not exactly sure how you do that. If you know could you tell me below! Thanks!
  5. Horse Grooming
    Good afternoon . I just curious since I just started training. Would anyone use something like this for circulation? Would this make me stand out as a local groomer?
  6. Horse Grooming
    Hey Guys! I've recently met a lovely old farmer who, due to the recent loss of his wife and crippling arthritis, has not been able to properly care for his horses. I'll be riding and training his horses, in exchange for yard work, which is sort of a win win. Unfortunately, these horses have not...
  7. Horse Grooming
    I recently took in a 13-15 year old paint mare, and has really bad rain rot as well as dropped weight very fast this past winter. She also is not shedding like she should be. Where I live the temp has reached 80's and 90's. I have been brushing her twice a day and she just isn't shedding very...
  8. Horse Grooming
    I have a 14hh paint mare who has a mane that lies on both sides on the neck. I've tried a lot to get it to stay on the right side but nothing seems to work. I put her mane on the right side, braided it, and left it there for a few days, but a half-hour after I took them out, her mane was messed...
  9. 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...
  10. Horse Grooming
    I own a 9 year old 14.2 gelding who has had good ground manners up until this week. He's recently (a couple days ago) started pinning his ears, biting, and kicking whenever I try to brush him. Most of it is just threatening, but a couple times he has almost succeeded in kicking/biting me. I...
  11. Horse Grooming
    http://www.horseforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=932554&stc=1&d=1507621870 please look at the photo! i don't know what this is it is on my horses fetlock area, she's never had this before. it is squishy and rubbery. could it be an ergot perhaps?
  12. Horse Grooming
    Can anyone tell me a quick and easy way to remove stall stains and grass stains from a white horse? Ivan lays in his stall and although the stalls are cleaned twice daily, he still manages to get brown spots on his belly and side. Same with grass stains. he loves to lay in the grass and roll. I...
  13. Horse Grooming
    My horse is fine with almost anything - except grooming. Currying or brushing his body is a nightmare. He will bite at the crossties and get very agitated. However once you move onto his hooves or even his tail, he's fine. I've tried to get very soft brushes, but he is still sensitive. He is...
  14. Horse Grooming
    I have a gorgeous grey mare and she is the hardest thing ever to keep clean. She loves rolling and always rolls in the muddiest patch of the field. I am fed up of this as i spend nearly two hours grooming her to get all the muck off her coat. This is my first grey horse and I've owned mainly...
  15. New to Horses
    Of course, by "kid", I mean thirty-mumble and by "new" I mean slightly obsessed with horses since I could walk, but come from a not particularly well-off family, so the best I could manage growing up was yearly scout camp. But whatever. :D I've finally found an instructor in my area that I get...
  16. Horse Health
    I'm really worried, as of the past two or three days Darya had started cribbing when I scratched her back. Normally that's one of her favorite spots for me to scratch, but this is a new thing. She doesn't crib any other time! I haven't been riding her lately, but I know she does a ton of bucking...
  17. Horse Grooming
    I have a mare that has an extremely thick mane, and every time I try to pull it, she throws her head. She didn't always do this; she just picked up this behavior last summer. Any tips?
  18. Horse Training
    Not 100% positive this is the correct place for this so I apologize if it needs to be moved! So, with the weather warming up the bugs have come out, and the flys are already awful here. While grooming Nav the other day he stomped multiple times, pretty violently, to combat flys and ticks that...
  19. Horse Grooming
    A video I made for a way to put up a horse's tail. I made it for a friend and was not planning on going public so it's not the greatest quality. I've been seeing a lot of topics on ways to put up a tail so figured what the heck I'll just post the video. I found the idea online, but have not been...
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