Yes, I love his hair now. It’s never what I’d have chosen (dad had a similar coat to yours) but I just adore the little chap so wouldn’t change him.
It’s also as your say super easy. He gets soaked or dirty, quick towel off and he’s back running round the carpet!
fairyclare that sounds horrific, poor thing.
There’s nothing to see on mine but I may as well have been sponging acid into him. He’s not keen on spray so I figured rather than upset him spraying all the time and as he’s happy to be sponged off I’d use it.
I started using Deosect a few years ago. None of my horses like having it applied but one today really reacted badly. He is fine to wash off etc so sponging the solution on shouldn’t have been a problem. He tried to pull back, lunged biting and cow kicked at me. Then proceeded to be a total arse...
That wasn’t part of the original question though, it was simply people commenting on riders having big horses..
sorry I reread. I thought you meant I shouldn’t have commented on the original question 😂🤦♀️ It’s been a long day!
I can really sympathise with this story.
last summer I looked out my window and little ex racer quietly munching the remains of his hay, had a coffee and went out to get him in. He’d broken his leg in that time. It’s devastating. So sorry for you x
I think In my case the horse was so sensitive that anything with any movement caused him to duck behind. He hunted in a straight bar rubber snaffle that was bendy and terrifying 😂 however he was braver and accepted the contact so much better. I was surprised as it was never a bit I’d naturally...
I broke my martingale a while ago. Nothing to do with maintenance, I stupidly got too close to a gate and It got caught, horse freaked out, it snapped. It was literally a week or so old.
These things happen (annoyingly)
This! My old loan horse also put his nose on his chest to evade.
I can’t imagine he was ever ridden by anyone heavy handed and he was so good there’d really have been no reason for anyone to do so.
His owner told me a big fat rubber snaffle would help and it did.