Thursday, February 27, 2014

Keep your horse clean?

Awesome article you all should read! Totally not horsey at all hahah!
http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/the-22-things-that-perfectly-describe-every-post-grads-relationship-with-gchat/

Wednesday nights are dead at the barn! I am glad hubby and B came with!



I turned on all the lights and got my stuff ready while hubby got Henry- so nice of him cause it's all muddy outside.

Did a quick groom and got to work... nothing fancy- still think he is healing from the stone bruise and the footing was a bit hard so I warmed him up a lot and almost went right to the canter as he feel better in that.

I just wanted to get him out and moving around.

It started poooooooooooring almost as soon as I got into the arena- so thankful for a covered arena!

After he was cool I gave him his grain and a nice LONG groom- homeboy is shedding and I wanted to take some time to help get that hair gone! And since he got a bath Sunday, I wanted to keep him as clean as I can  for as long as possible haha!






He'll have today off, maybe a trainer ride tomorrow and maybe a hack Saturday.

Question: What are your "keep your horse clean" during the winter tricks? :)

37 comments:

  1. Hehe, the only way I can convince myself my horse is clean in the winter is to squint everytime I look at her ;)

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  2. Horses can be clean in the winter?

    I tend to just spray mine with Eqyss so that at least she smells nice and is shiny....under her 20 layers of dirt.

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    1. Haha smelling good is totally key!!

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  3. I have one of those high-powered vacuums I attack him with when he gets muddy!

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    1. Oh yeah I always forget about the vacuum! Ours is at the end of the isle out of the way so I never remember to use us, gotta get on that! Thanks :)

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    2. Duh, the vacuum, I forget about that too!

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  4. My girl gets serious winter dust! You know the stuff where you brush and brush and it just keeps coming out of the coat? I swear her hair is like like a clown car for dust! My favorite solution is a mist of Healthy HairCare. Super light conditioner and at least it keeps the dust from just going up in the air and landing straight back on her! She cleans up surprisingly well!

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    1. Oh I'll have to check that out!

      Henry is clipped so that is nice for me but I love hearing everyone tricks :)

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    2. Healthy HairCare moisturizer is also what I use, and it helps get rid of static in their coat on windy days. For crusty patches I've found that green-spot remover and one of the scrubby bath cloths work great as a "birdy bath" especially on girth/saddle areas before riding.

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  5. My only saving grace is Loki doesn't roll very much so he stays somewhat cleaner than most of the other horses in the barn which makes me feel special, ha! But mainly just lots of elbow grease. I would love the use of a vacuum cleaner but no bueno for us.

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  6. Horses can be clean for more than 5 minutes? Whut? I must be doing something wrong!

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  7. He stays clean under his blanket. ;)

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    1. Henry stays pretty clean under his blanket too.. most of the time lol

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    1. Ditto! I keep Pongo blanked with a high neck and try to keep his legs clipped up so they dont get muddy/crusty. But it's really all about a little elbow grease, a good curry and a shedding blade. Ick!

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    2. Henry has a wardrobe to die for lol!!

      Thankfully he not SUPER hairy bc of the clip, my blanket obsession and grooming :)

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  9. Yep rugs for me too, horsey cleaning saving grace!

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  10. In the winter I don't. If i was hauling them someplace for lessons I would blanket them before so they'd be clean. The worst is cleaning up their legs for the farrier. Towels work good for mud- so do thick paper towels. I'd hate to be a farrier and lean against a wet muddy horse so I really try to get them as clean as I can!

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    1. I know our winter weather is way different then other states and I am up at the barn 6 days a week soooo he doesn't have a chance to get too dirty haha!

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  11. 1. I love GChat... couldn't live without it!
    2. Also couldn't live without Healthy HairCare Moisturizer and bucket baths

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    1. I'll def have to check that stuff out :)

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  12. Mine are out in snow - self cleaning!

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  13. No advice here. But Ellie did have a poop spot on her face today and I wasn't quite sure how to handle it. So I did nothing :)

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    1. LOL! Look the other way and pretend it's not there!

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  14. I fail at this miserably. Rain makes for muddy feet and a foot bath every ride. :)

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    1. Hey at least you are cleaning him up :)

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  15. Bath on sunny days and yeah squinting is good for those in between days lol!

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    1. Sorry I should say, NZ winter's are wet but not nearly as harsh is the US so we do get the occasional warm and dry day :)

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    2. Yeah our winter isn't terrible either but i swear the nice weather is ALWAYS while I am at work blah!

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  16. Haha funny article, thanks for the share :) my winter secret is just keeping a blanket on, pref with a hood. Even on warmer days, he gets a sheet... I just don't want to deal with the mud... Much easier to hose off the legs with warm water haha!

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    1. I am like you, a layer for ever temp :)

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