mcoker wrote:We've been busily getting ready for our first shows of the year, first one is 2.5 weeks away and then another one week later. I say busily because I'm relatively new at showing and didn't grow up raising cattle or in 4H or FFA or anything and have pretty much had to self teach myself most things about showing, as it seems that since most people are your "competitors" they don't really want to give away too much information. Anyway, about early April I slick sheared the 3 summer yearling heifers and one summer yearling bull that are going to these fairs. Their hair was that awful winter coat, and I figured that was the best way to go. Well, it has grown back real nice on the heifers, except their toplines are all caliky and won't lay forward like the rest of the hair. The bulls hair is still pretty short, but I noticed bulls won't grow hair like the heifers, and his topline is messed up too. This is gonna make it real hard to clip right if I can't get it right in time. So, I've been spending alot of time trying to fix this hair problem on the toplines. I feel like that's all I do!! I've been fogging a half and half mixture of conditioner and vinegar after they are washed and dried, brushing and blowing it in. Heard about this method on this forum somewhere- not sure if it's working yet...... Hopefully this problem rights itself in time for the fairs. Ahhhhh, That felt good to vent!!
mcoker wrote:Took some pics yesterday, but having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to post them. Any hints?
Greatgerts: I do have fans I can put them under, and I will start doing that. I don't have any misters, but the fans have to be better than nothing. I'm thinking I'll just have to keep brushing, brushing, brushing till those funky cowlicks go away...
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