13Jun/16

Today’s Grooming Tips

Beware of evil ingredients. Plenty of ingredients impede the shine of your horse’s coat, and these generally appear in grooming aids such as detanglers, stain removers, coat polishes, highlighters and fly repellants. You should steer clear of alcohol, certain insecticide ingredients, silicone, petroleum, wax and powder.

Wash your tail extension after every show day. If your horse rocks a tail extension, hang the just-been-washed extension to dry overnight, then use detangler in the morning before you braid it back in. You can always tell when an extension hasn’t been washed – it does not blend well with the horse’s natural tail

13Jun/16

Today’s Grooming Tips

Set down your scissors and step away from the mane. If you need to shorten your horse’s mane, scissors are not the way to go. The proper way to shorten is by pulling and thinning the mane by hand. But make sure you pull the hairs out completely rather than just breaking them off. Broken hairs make manes thick and bushy with frizzy split ends.

Trim tails with pliers. Take a few hairs at a time, then snap them off with pliers. This will keep the tail thick, while maintaining a natural look