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#1 PonyGirls *duct taped laffy taffy*

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

Yup it's shedding season again and my wooly gelding that looks like a yak in the winter is hairy. No matter how much i brush there is still more hair. I just know there is a sleek horse under that fuzz somewhere. Any one else have the shedding time blues ?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

*spit! pblbbtttbtbt! ptooey! spit-spit!* I think I'd have the blues, but I can't see any color other than dull-dried-dun through all this hair swirling around me!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:16 PM

Pretty much over that here. It got warm early.

S'cuse me, gotta go iron my birthday suit.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

It drives me crazy! I cannot wait until its all gone and he is sleek again.....

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

Mine are shedding like mad, too. There is constantly a layer of loose hair laying on their backs. I brush and comb, then they roll and shake. Then I have mud and hair.

I pretty much let them be and shed on their own. I brush only if they need to be spruced up a little bit, like for the vet yesterday for shots.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Ditto to Heidi, only the cloud around me is white!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

My girls are really shedding too, yesterday I went out to my horses and I rode my pali mare Josie, I thought I got off all her hairs when I was done, I stopped at the store and a guy in line looks at me and says "you must have a golden lab" I look down and see a few golden hairs sticking to my black jacket, I said "nope, I have a palomino"
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

Ptooey is right!....I spent an hour on each gelding yesterday before the vet got here for spring shots and teeth floating....
After he left I could have been out there all day just on my dun......he has always been the last to grow it and last to shed it.
This spring it has been so warm, he's been swimming in the pond almost everyday....I think I could stuff a mattress with all his hair! :surrender:


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

The kids and I got the horses out one day. Brushed them out in the front yard. Looked like a rabbit exploded from all the white hair. :rotf:

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

I remembered NOT to put on chapstick before I groomed this morning, but I forgot to NOT wear a fleece pullover. As such, I now have one "used to be black but is now dun colored" fleece to deal with tonight. :)

'tis the season I guess!

I groomed for probably 40 minutes this a.m. and I'm not entirely sure that my horse looks any better than when I started. Kicker is, she doesn't really grow a heavy enough coat to not be blanketed all winter--so you'd think I would be spared!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Ugh my gelding lives out side in our wyo winters and doesn't get blanketed he is hairy and no improvement with brushing I m glad I am not the only one with shedding blues
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hey fellow Wyoming-er! I haven't seen you on here, and just read you're from Casper! I'm from outside Powell :smileywavey: Yay Wyoming girls!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

My mare is shedding like crazy too! This year instead of a shedding blade a friend suggested trying a ferminator. Works like magic! :yahoo: Still inhale hair, but really gets the hair out. The teeth on it are closer together than a shedding blade and it holds the hair so there isn't as much flying around. :smileywavey:
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

I bathed Tigre yesterday on the front lawn and hardly got any hair at all off her, though I can see she is still holding onto it over her barrel. I had more piles of mane-tangles than body hair. Her mane ranges from 14-18" in length. She had 5 single dreds and 2 (2/dreds ea) double-dreds looped together; total of 9. Boy! Can that mare witch-knot her mane something fierce!


Before the bath, I sprayed ShowSheen onto the dreds and tried to massage the liquid into the dred.
After the bath, I gooped copious amounts of Mane & Tail conditioner onto each dred and I was able to separate them with my fingers.
I was *very* surprised as I thought for sure I'd have to use the scissors to cut them apart.

PS: It was a warm-water bath, too. I dragged out my 100' dark gray hose and looped it up/down the driveway. Affixed a squirt nozzle and turned the water on to remove air bubbles and fill the hose. Then I left it alone for 2 hours to heat in the sun. With the nozzle set to a low-pressure spray I was able to NOT cold-shock my horse.
*using a spray to deliver the water helped me control how hot the (air cooled) water was before it reached the horse*

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

My mare is shedding like crazy too! This year instead of a shedding blade a friend suggested trying a ferminator. Works like magic!


We bought one of them last year and loved it. However... my husband got ahold of it and a lot of the teeth are bent now. I don't know WHAT he was using it on???? Haven't been able to find just the replacement blade, only option I've found is to buy another one.

Our horses have been shedding for close to a month. Of course none of them started at the same time, so it feels like it's been longer than that. I go out with the shedding blade, then use the rubber curry, then the grooming block or furminator and finish with the soft brush. I'm really ready for them to be done!!
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

Soooo this is what my mare's paddock looks like:

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And believe me, she still looks like she hasn't lost a single hair all season. :bang_head:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

^^^^^ :rotf: :rotf:

Look at my siggy.. I feel your pain!! lol

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

I think we are almost done. I swear he started shedding in February. He's almost slicked out. I've been trying to do a really good grooming at least once a week.

One warning on the ferminator: I used it on his blaze last year because it sheds so bad. He complained a little while I was doing it, but he usually isn't a fan of the face brushing. Then maybe 20 minutes after I finished, I noticed pink areas on the bridge of his nose. Apparently the blade scraped him and left his nosey raw. No big deal, I just felt bad for hurting him. Oops.
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