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Toffee's feather has gone orange!!! :-(

Discussion in 'Horse Care' started by SeeingSpots, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. SeeingSpots

    SeeingSpots Pugs, Ponies and glitter!

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    Ok so he hasn't got a lot of feather like cobs do but he has a bit at the back and it's turned completely orange. I don't know why or how to fix it? Can anyone help? Looks ginger! :-(
     
  2. Kite_Rider

    Kite_Rider Cantering cabbage!

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    Whats wrong with 'ginger'? lol.
    Has it suddenly happened? You don't ride in a sand school do you? Or ridden out hacking somewhere with really sandy soil? Only asking as one yard we were on had a fibre/sand school and Belle's feather was permanently orange!
     
  3. Kite_Rider

    Kite_Rider Cantering cabbage!

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    Also just to say, if the hair as just changed colour, does it matter? I mean he's still your Toffee regardless of what colour his hair is.
     
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  5. SeeingSpots

    SeeingSpots Pugs, Ponies and glitter!

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    Lol nothing but this is a dirty orange. I don't understand why. :-(

    Yes it's come out of the blue, I don't understand. Maybe it's been staining for a while and I've not noticed under the mud which would make sense. Our school is grey sand and rubber. It stains his legs but easily washed out. I can't get this out. I scrubbed yesterday. :-(

    No of course not, I love him to the moon and back, I just love him being clean too and I can't shift the stains. I don't suppose you could recommend a good stain remover for feathers? I love his little white legs and now they look dirty orange. :-(
     
  6. CharliesAngel

    CharliesAngel Well-Known Member

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    its very difficult to keep feathers white without quite a lot of work although there is a lot you can do; pig oil & sulphur will protect , wash with a good blue horse shampoo and get him to stand and soak a foot at a time in a bucket. Some people swear by fairy liquid. I also know people who apply baby powder as a protective coating every day. Thing is, Im not sure how all this effects the skin round the fetlock/heel. Out little coloured has white socks and they are minging most of the time, the night before a show i can always get them dazzling white again.
     
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  7. SeeingSpots

    SeeingSpots Pugs, Ponies and glitter!

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    Fairy liquid did nothing. I scrubbed 3 times and left it on. :(

    It's a nightmare lol
     
  8. newforest

    newforest I don't want a Prince, I just want his horse

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    Has he been anywhere there is rust? That's an orange tinge.
     
  9. SeeingSpots

    SeeingSpots Pugs, Ponies and glitter!

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    No. :-( It's really annoyed me. Someone said Cowboy Magic is good for stains though.
     
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