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