Tack: Care and Cleaning: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-121 (Storey Publishing Bulletin)
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muzzle and throat, the ears, bridle path, and perhaps a touch-up on the legs. If you use light-duty clippers for removing the heavy winter leg hair, not only will the blades become dull, but the motor may overheat and burn out as well. Be sure you choose the appropriate clipper for the job. Clean and oil your clippers after each use and before you store them. Care of Electric Clippers. Store clippers unplugged in a clean, dry place with the cord bundled up so as not to create a safety hazard.
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If the rectangular loops where leg straps slide through are not reinforced by a durable material, they may rip out. Often they are surrounded by vinyl, but some of the vinyls that are commonly used crack. When these slots need to be strengthened, it is best to use leather or a tent material that is a nylon-reinforced vinyl. Holes in blankets come in all shapes and sizes and are either caused by the horse catching the blanket on something in the stall, the horse chewing the blanket, the horse’s
customizing can be done such as cutting back at the withers or shoulder, adding fleece at the withers, adding a tail piece, cutting up higher at the tail, moving the front buckles, or making an open front a solid front. Hoods can be customized to make the earholes more comfortable or to adjust the eyeholes. If a blanket shifts around a lot on the horse even with the surcingle straps snug, use a cotton web surcingle (roller) over the blanket to help to keep the blanket in place and prevent
insoluble scum from forming. As a rinse for a horse’s hair or a blanket, a Calgon solution removes the graying dullness caused by previously deposited soap residues. It has a superior ability to combine with and sequester oily and greasy substances, which prevents them from reacting with the horse’s skin or becoming trapped in the fibers of a blanket. How much Calgon to use depends on the hardness of the water. One teaspoon per gallon of water would be adequate for naturally soft water with a