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RedBaronBPeppy

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PostSubject: hoof polish   Sun May 30, 2010 10:23 pm

ok I have a question for all you avid showers...
im showing Denver this year on the western horse circuit, so i will be going to some "real" shows for the first time..well...ever lol. every show ive ever gone to has been pretty low-key. im curious about the rules of hoof polish... when your horse has white leg markings (in turn, giving them a white/striped hoof on that particular foot), do you paint their hooves with clear polish, or black? or do you paint the black hooves black, and the white/striped hooves clear??
ive asked a couple of people about this, and ive gotten a couple of different answers.

is it different with a specific breed? for example, a paint or an appy.. who would have white or striped hooves possibly on all four feet??

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PostSubject: Re: hoof polish   Sun May 30, 2010 10:30 pm

Kids legs are white but he has color spots at his coronet band so his hooves are 80-90% dark with some stripes, I went with black on his, Faline has 2 black and 2 white, they look weird if they're done dark and clear so all 4 we do black. just makes it look more balanced. If I had a horse with 3 or all four feet white or mostly white I'd probably go with clear.
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PostSubject: Re: hoof polish   Sun May 30, 2010 10:34 pm

ok... thanks Syl!
Denver has 2 all white, and one white with a dark stripe.. ive painted them all dark before just to see what it looked like, and it doesnt look too bad, but i wasnt sure if it was "correct" for the show ring
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PostSubject: Re: hoof polish   Sun May 30, 2010 10:40 pm

I'm not a big shower so I dont know the "rules" on it but from what I saw showing locally and in magazines and photos online that seemed to be the norm. I too tried it a couple different ways and for us they looked neater and better all black.
Might be different if you were showing at the world class shows.
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PostSubject: Re: hoof polish   Mon May 31, 2010 5:02 pm

I always do Dawsons all black. Im not sure what the set rule is on it either, but i've heard when showing showmanship they should always be black, but i know for Apps, you shouldnt paint them black (if there white)
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