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  1. Horse Grooming
    Hey All! I rescued a mare from an auction house here in Texas almost a year ago now. I believe she came from up north as her winter coat is EXTREMELY thick, long, and shaggy! But the problem is she's not shedding it off fast enough as it's still really thick and were having high 70s and 80s...
  2. Horse Grooming
    I've read a little bit about dapple horses building up dapples during different seasons, losing/gaining them later, disappearing as they grow older. My boy is 8 years old, in his winter coat, and has some dappling on the rump, gradating to dark legs. I'm curiously trying to predict the future...
  3. Horse Grooming
    New owner here with a draft cross. He lived in a snowy part of Texas and was recently brought here to a stable in Southern California with a fluffy winter coat! Although it's December, the coldest it gets here is 55 F at night and 75 to 80 during the day! He sweats quite a bit when he moves...
  4. English Riding
    I am aware that most people only wear safety vests during cross country, but I personally enjoy the security and confidence my vest gives me. I ride a headstrong OTTB, so my vest has saved me on more than one surprise occasion. My horse gets very jittery in the cold weather and I did not own a...
  5. Horse Grooming
    Hey everyone! Any tips on winter grooming? I plan on riding throughout our very cold winters and want to keep my mare as healthy as possible. I won't have access to a wash bay and she will be kept outside all winter without a blanket (her privious owner said her coat gets long and fluffy...
  6. Horse Grooming
    Why is my horse still growing a winter coat? I keep a light (200 Watt bulbs) on my horse from 5PM-11PM and 5AM-7AM. I live in Alabama and the weather is still warm. Why is his winter coat coming in thick like last year? Additional Details Why would the light not help? And what could be wrong...
  7. Horse Grooming
    So, my horse lives in a pasture, and every day I go out to see him, he is covered in mud, which I would remove with a metal curry comb, but I was told that a metal curry comb pulls out the winter coat so you shouldn't use it until the weather warms up, but I have also seen others who ride at my...
  8. Horse Grooming
    my show team and I are going to the lexington horse center this weekend (horsecenter.org) and i'd really like my boys to look fantastic despite their grungy winter coat. my irish warmblood is partially clipped, and my thoroughbred has the hair of a wooly mammoth :-\ any tips to make them shine...
  9. Horse Grooming
    I am always battling to get my horses free of winter coat. No matter how hard I try, I can never get it all out. I would like some help on how to remove this hair quickly and completely. Any tips, hints and tricks would be appreciated.
  10. Horse Grooming
    I have a little pony that has a really thick winter coat. He's black so all the dust that i missed shows up very well. I go through his usually grooming routine ( curry comb > Dandy brush > Body Brush ) and at the end of it all, theres still dust that will not get off. Any suggestions as to how...
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