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

⬛ 5 Ways to Prevent Sun Bleaching in Black Horses

Exposure to the sun has a tendency to cause dark-colored horse coats to naturally bleach during the spring and summer. Sun damage can happen to any color of horse; however, it tends to be more pronounced on black, bay, and dark grey horses, turning patches of their coats from cobalt black to a rusty faded …

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All About Horse Grooming – From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Horse grooming can be one of the most enjoyable or the most frustrating parts of horse ownership, depending on your approach to the practice. While many view horse grooming as a chore, I and many of my students appreciate how grooming horses can facilitate a deeper bond between horse and handler. Grooming not only makes …

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Roached Manes: How & When to Roach a Horse’s Mane

  Roached manes for horses (called “hogged” in some parts of the world) are cyclically popular. They fall out of fashion for a few years and then eventually return for a bit. A trend of roached horse manes never seems to fully catch on- probably because so many horse owners are emotionally attached to their …

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Easy 4 Step Method for Cleaning Horse Brushes

  Grooming has many benefits for horses – and even for humans since grooming horses can help promote a bond between horses and humans. Good grooming can only be done if your grooming tools are effective. When we go too long between cleaning horse brushes, their effectiveness is reduced. Why? Well, when we brush horses’ …

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3 Methods for Braiding Four Strand Braids

A four-strand braid is a simple braiding style- useful for horse manes, human hair, and even the occasional friendship bracelet! It adds a bit of an extra challenge in the braiding process that pays off with lots of extra “wows” on the finished result! Here’s a guide to navigating this post. Here, you’ll find: A …

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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 seller …

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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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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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