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Posted on Aug 07, 2006 at 06:50 AM

Does anyone love the smell of horses like I do. I bury my nose in my mares fur everyday just to smell her. I LOVE IT!

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Posted on Nov 29, 2007 at 01:53 AM

Have to admit, I agree with everyone here......... it's good to see. I love it when I get home dirty, dusty, and smelling of horse & leather. I believe WE all understand what the smell is like and what it means to us. It's so unique and it means something different to each of us. If only we could bottle it.... Wonder what we smell like to our horses.... hmmmm Food for thought. Geoff.

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Posted on Nov 27, 2007 at 01:19 PM

I sure agree with everyone's comments! I love to bury my nose in my horse's neck and just sniff! the smell of barn, hay and horses, not to mention leather should be maketed -- Ode de Barn! nothing like it. When I hug my horse, I'm certain he hugs me back! He lowers his head over my shoulder when I have my arms around his neck and presses my back. just love it!!

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Posted on Aug 10, 2007 at 12:50 AM

He he I like that one. doesnt sound odd at all. I'm thousands of miles from home with out a horse in sight and my whole life has always been live and breath the smell of horses. ironically i now work on a dairy farm and as hard as i try nothing about cows from their awful dung to their methane breath of the smell of their coats even comes close to that of a horse. we have arabians at home and they always smell so good and their breath always smells like herbs. nothing to beat it. i went home for a holiday recently and ademently refuse to wash my riding pants just so i can smell my equines when i get homesick!!

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Posted on Feb 22, 2007 at 07:56 PM

I haven't tested out the different breeds theory thoroughly, but I do know that ponies have a disctinctly different smell than horses. The Mini we used to have smelled very different, and the Sheltland we have now is also slightly different than the usual horse smell. My horse always smells a bit dusty, even when he's totally clean! I think it's because he was born in Arizona, the dust is in his genes! I can smell horses 'from a mile away' too, even when I'm driving if the wind is coming towards me I can smell a horse farm before I get to it. Good thing, gives me time to check my mirrors and make sure I'm not going to get run over if I slow down to look!

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Posted on Jan 27, 2007 at 12:36 PM

I to love the smell and agree with all the comments. There is nothing better. One night I came in with wet jeans, with horse mud on the cuffs. Smelled so good, left it in the bedroom until it disappeared. A Brazilian president one time said, and I agree with him 100% - I prefer the smell of horses over people. Stired up a lot of problems, but after owning horses, I know what he meant. Nobody is allowed to muck my barn and paddock. Now you all know why. There is no better smell, and it is non-fattening!

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Posted on Jan 27, 2007 at 12:35 PM

I to love the smell and agree with all the comments. There is nothing better. One night I came in with wet jeans, with horse mud on the cuffs. Smelled so good, left it in the bedroom until it disappeared. A Brazilian president one time said, and I agree with him 100% - I prefer the smell of horses over people. Stired up a lot of problems, but after owning horses, I know what he meant. Nobody is allowed to muck my barn and paddock. Now you all know why. There is no better smell, and it is non-fattening!

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Posted on Dec 22, 2006 at 05:57 PM

Hi what a great subject.Nothing like it lm sure.An old man once told me grey horses (and anything with white on it) and red headed women smell different(dont know what that bits about!).Check it out a grey horse has a much stronger odor heaven!.I also love the smell of hessian and have two hessian sacks covering my bedside tables so l can smell them at night.They are horsefeed bags so you get the benefit of the feed mixed with the hessian.I also have an idea of miniture hay bales you can place around your house as air freshners.Sorry guys lm from oz and we do like to be country smells which tend to soothe .Have a great xmas.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2006 at 08:18 PM

Not much comes second to the scent of a horse I must agree, but have you ever noticed that there is a difference between breeds???

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Posted on Oct 15, 2006 at 12:24 PM

My paint lays down flat every night to sleep, I always go over to him and lay on him and soak up that good smellin stuff. "Corral No. 5" that is awesome! Like to have that in a bottle.

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Posted on Oct 09, 2006 at 01:35 PM

What an wonderful smell to be able to experience. I had my turn out blanket hanging in my basebent after I washed it and everytime I went to the basement my memories of mountain rides poped into my head, well dumb me I did not realize that I was smelling my horse from my blanket and that was bringing my memories popping up. Love the smell.

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Posted on Oct 09, 2006 at 01:34 PM

What an wonderful smell to be able to experience. I had my turn out blanket hanging in my basebent after I washed it and everytime I went to the basement my memories of mountain rides poped into my head, well dumb me I did not realize that I was smelling my horse from my blanket and that was bringing my memories popping up. Love the smell.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2006 at 01:32 PM

It's my Aromatherapy for sure!!! You would think that the Yankee Candle company would have jumped on that scent by now!!! I know what I would be giving everybody for Christmas this year if they did!!! PS...Just emailed their Fundraising Division to ask if they could create a "custom scent"...would make a great item to sell for Horse Rescue and Retirement Funds....I know I'd buy them 4 sure! I'll keep you posted....

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Posted on Oct 05, 2006 at 12:22 PM

I love the smell of horses. There is nothing like that smell to greet me on a cold winter morning. When i open my barn door and greet my horses, that smell greets me and when its mixed with the smell of saddle leather its even better.

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Posted on Oct 05, 2006 at 05:17 AM

at the risk of sound odd, I too must admit that not only do i love the smell of horses; I can also detect their scent from quite a distance away! This odd blog topic certainly makes me feel at home. thanks!

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Posted on Oct 01, 2006 at 07:13 AM

Funny, I even have a name for it, "Corral No. 5", kind of a play on Chanel No. 5. I used to tell my ex that the smell of all things horsey is like an aphrodisiac to me....There's nothing about it that I don't like...except possibly the smell of thrush.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2006 at 06:32 AM

I relish every moment when I come and be with my beautiful Swedish warmblood Sullivan. He smells so sweet and tender. I never failed to bring Sullivan horse cookies. After he get the cookies, he gives me lot of licks all over me and I enjoyed that a lot. As a reward I give him lots of wonderful kisses on his soft snout. Then I caress him up and down his wonderful mane and smell his clean and shiny hide. I always call him "My sweet potato pie"

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Posted on Sep 28, 2006 at 11:53 PM

There is nothing better! They all have different smells and it depends on what they were into that day. I have a horse who smells just like my childhood pony... if I close my eyes I swear I can still wrap my arms around the little fat guy! Takes me right back to the days where I rode him thru streams in my bathing suit, bareback, with just a halter and lead ropes!! Not that I don't do that now... but that's a different topic : ) !!

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Posted on Sep 21, 2006 at 05:41 AM

Horse smells ..... hmmmm ..... after 30 years of smoking I fanally got to smell that scent again and it took me clear back to my childhood memories. I quit smoking about 3 months ago and one day was in the barn tacking my horse, leaned under him to grab the girth and WOW!! My nostrils just filled with that smell and I couldn't get enough. I stood up and rammed my face into his neck and just stood there thinking about when I was a young teenager doing the same thing on my grandparents farm in southern Ohio. Haven't thought about that smell in years because it simply didn't exist until I quit smoking. Thanks for brining this blog up.

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Posted on Sep 12, 2006 at 01:35 AM

Horse Scent is awesome. I Luv the smell of the horse after a good romp through a XC Course w/ all the sweat. It's not just the horse, it's the equipment too, I could spend hours in a tack shop sniffing around (i'm sure my local tack shop lady would give me some funny looks)

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