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This entire week I have been just ITCHING to play with Chance's pretty mane and tail. Plus he's just so... Dirty! After a nice long session, I totally wanna just groom the heck out of him!

Brushing, braiding, and just making him look like a pretty horse, rather than a dirt stained rag muffin.

If I can help it, I might bring the girls out too for some grooming seeing as they haven't been brushed for a while and they are starting to look a little grungy. Taking the saddlebred out is going to be a paaaaain... But I might just have to halter her, and see if she will ground tie for me.

Anywho. Chance likes to knot up his hair from rubbing (naughty boy!) So he gets these dread locks that look bleck. Are their any ways of getting his hair nice and pretty and detangled without spending a bunch of money? I'm already going to get some brushes and tomorra imma go to aislin and finch and see what they have for brushes!

Also, here's a picture of the three amigos. (Shooter is hiding behind Tana, the chestnut. Chance is the white one)
 

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Show sheen works, Mane N' Tail conditioner too. Relatively inexpensive, then just work it out with a comb.
 

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I use generic cooking spray to work knots out lol. It's always worked for me!
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Yay!

Part of me just wants to braid him all up with ribbons and make him pretty... That and I think I'm going through a crazy cleaning spurt. I want to clean alllll the dirty bridles and bits.
 

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Okay truth be told, I'm a grown up and yet i've ALWAYS wanted to put glitter paint on my horses hooves. That being said, when i "jokingly" asked the farrier about it, he turned to me with his "i'm going to throw up" face on and said: "if you put glitter on your geldings hooves, i'm going to charge you $60 extra to rasp that s**t off!"
 

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[COLOR="Blue"Baby oil works great & if its really bad i've used WD-40.[/COLOR]
 

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Haha! Poor farrier!!

I am seriously thinking of getting some horse safe dye and making him look BADASS!

Pony war paint, anyone?
It was either that or turn him into a girly unicorn... His neigh is so high pitched, he sounds more girly than the mares! I'd be down for painting his hooves pink and a bit of his mane and tail...
 

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Mineral oil is a cheap detangler! I love to dress up my Geldings! Odd enough I love to make hunter bumps/braids, I'm getting quicker at making them!
 

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I never use the sprays that have silicone in them because the silicone makes the hair dry and half of it breaks off. I have a neighbor that has a horse that had a really long mane and she has been using that spray and he has lost like four inches of his mane.

I just detangle their mane and tail with my fingers. And I use MTG on them. I also love to do a running braid on their mane's too. :)
 

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Hate silicone! It messes with human hair, too, and ever since I've gone cone free, there has been a big difference. Shooter has a nice long flowy mane, I love it! But my ocd makes me want to trim it so it looks good and even. ><

Once conditioned, does the hair have to be washed or can it be left in? And, for braiding, I would like to lwave it in, but with his rubbing that might make it worse.
 

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I've always wanted to paint my gelding's hooves sparkly, or really all of him but I can never find any sparkly horse/hoof paint. I have dyed him indigo before though. He was so pretty. My stallion's been dyed hot pink before so he could be a little girl's unicorn for a dress up show both were wash out single wash color safe to use on animals. I just tell people I'm teaching my horses that colors don't have genders so they can be whatever color they want even though they are boys. I love braiding their mains and tails. I try to learn new braids all the time and recently learned to fishtail so that's what is in their tails now. For Christmas they get bells and bows braided in and ribbons in the spring. I go all out with my boys.
 

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Cute!!

Chicksaddlery has some sparkling hoof paint! There's a brand that just chips off after a day so you don't need to rasp it off or use nail polish remover.
 

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There's a woman at my barn who is a hairdresser, so her horse is often found with Jamaican style beaded braids (with crazy colours) and yes, she often has her hooves painted with pink glitter polish. I'm sure you can all just picture a chubby black 14.1hh mare with a peace symbol design turnout sheet, with beaded braids and glittery pink hooves. She is definitely kept clean.. to say the least!
 
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