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  1. #1
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    Default Dapple Grey...Color and coat care

    I just recently bought a beautiful Dapple Grey mare. She is 7 years old and is actually quite dark still for her age. Her legs are still completely black as is her mane. Her tail is 80% black with a little bit of white coming through. Her hind quarter is most black/dark Grey as well.

    I have used the purple stuff to get the white socks of my previous horse really white but I need suggestions on how to make my Greys color really POP!
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    I still use the purple stuff on my grey mare. She is now a flea bitten grey though.
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy4aOTTB View Post
    I need suggestions on how to make my Greys color really POP!
    Good food and good grooming. Really, unless you have a stain to work on, it's just the same as any other color.



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    Take lots of pictures, because there is not a darned thing you can do to keep her from getting whiter every year.

    I don't have greys but I have two mostly-white pintos. Keeping them clean is obviously just more work, but IME feeding lots of flaxseed turns their coats to Teflon and stains come off MUCH more easily.
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    my girl was like yours when i bought her, and now she is completely flea bitten! so sad. i always used the purple or blueing shampoo and she would just gleam white. so pretty.
    My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE



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    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...56743049_n.jpg

    This is my girl, dreading the whole getting lighter thing, especially the flea bitten part
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    i spot clean as needed - especially poo stains.... i keep tail trimmed so it is up out of bedding/mud/etc. i make sure there are no sweat stains left behind and then i use special grey horse shampoo and bluing to help the silver really pop!

    all greys whiten - not all flea bit.... and some whiten quickly and others take years.... do you know how her parents look?



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    What a pretty girl! I can't help you though. I haven't had to really clean my little grey man yet... so he is pretty dirty. But I'd like to hear what others have to say as well!
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    I have no clue about her breeding. I have one picture of her when she was a few weeks old and she looks solid black in pictures except a slight grey around her eyes and nose and she is standing beside a bay horse that I assume is her mother.
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    I found the best way ever to make the dapples on a young gray mare pop...
    I used "Quick Black" because I was out of Quick Silver and the dapples were fierce!
    Very cool... I highly recommend you give it a try and you will thank me!



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