Find out which human shampoos are horse safe and which should be left on the shelf

Using Human Shampoo for Horses

  For the decade that I owned a tack store in Missouri, I received countless odd questions on a regular basis. One of the most common, that my interest in selling horse products meant couldn’t answer with complete honesty while I was a seller of horse grooming products is this question: “is it okay to…

using false horse tails

Fake Horse Tails: Facts, Myths, Rules, and How To’s

Fake Tails- are they Really “a thing”? It is! Horse shows have always been something of a beauty pageant for both horses and riders, but in the late 20th century it became increasingly common to improve the length and fullness of a horse’s tail by using what’s referred to as a “false tail” or “tail…

How to give a Horse a Deep-Clean Bath in Half the Time

Sometimes you just need to get your horse clean – and fast! Whether it’s a pony that rolled in the mud just before loading up for a horse show or a last-minute potential buyer dropping by to see a horse that you have for sale, sometimes you need to get a horse or pony clean when…

Preventing and treating horse bald spots

Horse Hair Loss – Ideas for Treating Bald Spots and Thinning Tails

Do you struggle with trying to grow long tails, thick manes, and or even body hair on your horse? Horse hair loss can show up on horses in multiple ways such as short or thin tails, bald patches on mane or body, and rubbed out sections of mane. The way in which your horse’s hair…

One Secret Grooming Tip to Grow Luxurious Long Horse Tails

Long luxurious horse tails are a thing of envy! When I first started showing horses I was smitten by the luxurious and bright white tails I saw in the show ring. I was quickly informed that many of these tails are actually made by attaching false hair, manufactured from the tails of horses slaughtered overseas.…

how to help a mane grow and stay thick using pasture braids

Braiding a Horse Mane to Make it Grow Longer

Braiding Manes for Hair Growth Outside of the slight blood flow stimulation during grooming, braiding manes probably doesn’t make a significant difference in how fast hair grows, but what braiding can do is prevent hair loss from snags and tangles. There are several reasons to leave a mane braided in a special braid that’s perfect…

keeping white manes and tails bright white and not yellowed

Grooming Tips to Keeping White and Grey Horses Bright, Clean, and White

Keeping a white horse looking white can be a challenge. Here are some tips to keep your white horse white, while still allowing them to live as horses. Environment: The First Line of Defense The first (and most often forgotten) way to keep a horse’s white fur brilliantly white is to pay attention to the…

braiding 4 strand braids in your horse mane

How To Braid a Horse Mane with Unique Four Plait Braids

  A four strand braid is a simple braiding style- useful for horse hair, human manes and tails, and the occasional friendship bracelet. It adds a bit of an extra challenge in the braiding process that pays off in a lot of extra “wows” on the finished result! How To Braid a Mane in Four…

Step by step instructions to braid a mane into a running braid

Braiding Manes- How To: Do Running Braids in Your Horse’s Mane

  In this article we’re talking about braided manes- specifically, running braids and turnout braids. These two informal-type horse mane braids are perfect for helping grow, protect, and care for long, luxurious manes. Putting a Running Braid in A Horse’s Mane A running braid is a fun and sometimes very useful alternative to traditionally braided…