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my horse is always REALLY dusty, and because i dont rug him all year round i cant stop him from rolling. but with out washing him, just for everyday riding does anyone know any good ways to get rid of dust? i've tried a damp sponge but that just pushes the dust under and none of my grooming brushes work at all!!!!!!!

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I have a black horse so I understand. I've never been able to her completely dust free without a bath. The closest I can get is lots and lots of brushing using a damp towel and then brushing some more. I use an oil based fly spray and then wiper her down again. Still if you touch her or scratch her she dusts back up again.
 

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Its not any better with white/grey horses. :roll: Short of a bath we just brush and brush then we brush some more. Still, when you really get to scratcing them your finger tips will be dirty from the oils and dirt.
 

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curry + shedding blade + elbow grease

of course, as soon as i put the time in to get mine gleaming, they find the nearest dirt patch and r o l l!
 

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i know what you mean. since autumn hit over here and the rain has stopped the pomy club has turned into a dustbowl. jarred was so dusty the other day we could draw on him so we played naughts and crosses on his butt lol

i find, like the others, brush brush brush brush brush and then when you think its all out, brush again ;) damp towel then brush again then finish with a damp towel :) thats how i do it. although the last couple of times ove tried a shine tonic let it sit for a few minutes and then rub it out with a towel. it really works well. when i bought possum in the other day to ride she was filthy and although it took me about half an hour of grooming she came up a treat

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its very frustrating but it can be worked around. as vida said though once they looked nice try not to touch them or the dirt comes right back up :)
 

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I want to add that I clean my brushes constantly while grooming. Just kinda flick the dirt out of them on a hard surface. I use a fence rail or my leg/hand :lol: Just run them back and forth a few times to get the dust out of them. Otherwise you just keep putting the dirt back on.

Possum looks sparkly Jazzy :D
Naughts and crosses? must be like tic tac toe :lol:
 

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Wowww Possum looks pretty good!! :D
Yeah, keeping your grooming tools clean is definitely a start.
 

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Vidaloco said:
I want to add that I clean my brushes constantly while grooming. Just kinda flick the dirt out of them on a hard surface. I use a fence rail or my leg/hand :lol: Just run them back and forth a few times to get the dust out of them. Otherwise you just keep putting the dirt back on.

Possum looks sparkly Jazzy :D
Naughts and crosses? must be like tic tac toe :lol:
lol yeah i think so. is that where you have to get 3 x's or 3 o's in a row in a little grid?

poptart & vida - yeah this is the first day i used the shine tonic. thats with a winter coat as well :D
 

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Vidaloco said:
I have a black horse so I understand. I've never been able to her completely dust free without a bath. The closest I can get is lots and lots of brushing using a damp towel and then brushing some more. I use an oil based fly spray and then wiper her down again. Still if you touch her or scratch her she dusts back up again.
Is there something specific that you use?
 

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Try spraying mane and tail on your brush, i did it on moo the other day and after spraying the brush and brushing her, the brush was filthy :shock: and moo was clean :)
 

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I use those horse massagers first ( you know those things that you use sort of like a curry comb except it feels sooo good?)

that really helps get everything really loose and even get your horse loosened up. Then i finish off with a really soft brush.

works wonders for me, and it's quick and easy! and it's also a good alternative for horses who have thin skin and don't like curry combs etc.
 

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Sara- That's what I do too. I have one of those ZoomGrooms, and I do Hoover all over with it, then finish up with a rice fiber brush or his Cowboy Mudbuster brush. He likes me to do little circles with the massager, so I get a lot of loose hair and dirt out.
 
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