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Grooming

Good horse grooming helps keep horses’ bodies┬áhealthy and promotes bonding between horse and handler. In this section we collect articles on grooming, and mane and tail care.

1 Easy Way to Reduce Horsekeeping Costs: Using Human Shampoo for Horses

  With a few exceptions, it’s ok to use 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 …

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

Fake Tails- are they Really “a thing”? 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 extension.”   …

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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 …

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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 …

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3 Easy Ways to Make Custom Personalized Horse Brushes

  A few years ago I purchased a case of wood-backed horse brushes on clearance and enjoyed using the opportunity to experiment with horse brush “upgrades”. After some trial and error, I’d produced an assortment of colorful and unique horse brushes. Here’s my how-to – plus tips for 3 different methods of painting or decorating …

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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 …

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Horse Double Mane – Tips for Split Mane Horse Hair Care

A double mane refers to a style of horse mane. Typically, horse’s manes – the hair growing from the crest of the neck – sweep to one side or the other of the horse’s neck. The mane may naturally go to the right or to the left, but mane hair nearly always falls on only one …

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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 …

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