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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Right I washed Fergs legs/feather today. He wasnt too bad and kept lifting his back ones up when I was trying to wash them and rub them etc.

Can I just ask how you do yours as his legs didnt look any cleaner once I had done and after the oil had been put on he looked awful Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They don't tend to look much cleaner until they are dry. Did you put oil on after they were dry?

The only real way to get the feathers very white is the wood flour Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Tracey.

I towel dried then piled.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oil is for keeping them soft and stops them from breaking, add sulphur to it and it keeps the mitet at bay.
Wood flour rubbed into wet, unoiled legs, dries them and then when you brush it out they look cleaner and they dry quicker.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

But what process do you go through to wash yours?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I usegood ole "Fairy liquid" I dont wash that often tho just special occasions x

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Loads of Fairy Liquid so it lathers up well and good 'ol elbow grease! Somebody (I think Angela) said she uses "blue" Fairy Liquid as its meant to make them whiter, I just use bog standard green stuff though. As Tracey says, sometimes they don't look that much cleaner when still wet, but come up better once dried with woodflour.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Naff Teetree shampoo, after using all sorts of stuff it is the best we can get. It also is a fly repellant which is an added bonus. Only wash them if the farrier is coming or before a show.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

" Crown " brilliant white non drip gloss Laughing Laughing

Tracey's OH .

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Like his style Laughing Laughing Laughing I prefer bleach myself. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A bucket of Domestos works well, just leave 'em to soak for an hour each foot - that'll do it
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

your a rotton lot Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ossie wrote:
A bucket of Domestos works well, just leave 'em to soak for an hour each foot - that'll do it


Yep that certainly deals with the mites. Laughing Laughing
Sorry Valerie. Embarassed Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Does anyone use chalk these days, or am I being old fashioned??

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I am probably being old fashioned too because when I wash legs out for the shows I use soap flakes then wood flour to dry them off.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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Does anyone use chalk these days, or am I being old fashioned??


Yes, but only when showing, to whiten
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Moorfield Callum wrote:
Does anyone use chalk these days, or am I being old fashioned??


No, sometimes baby powder but not chalk.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I use kitchen roll to dry them off, which is great and get them almost completely dry, dry enough to oil them anyway. I would recommend the cheap stuff as you do use loads but I suppose the super duper expensive stuff is supposed to be super aborbent!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

We use very old towels that were given to us by a man who worked for a hospital years ago and they were chucking the towels out. We have got sacks full of them. Wink
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