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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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Pro Grooming Secrets for White and Grey Horses

Keeping a white horse looking white can be a challenge. Below are our best tips to keep your white horse white, while still allowing them to live as horses. Keeping Horses Clean By Managing their Environment: Stalls and Pastures: The First Line of Defense The first (and often, most forgotten) way to keep a white …

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6 Steps to Braid Running Braids in Horse Manes

In this article we’re talking about braided manes- specifically, running braids and turnout braids. These two informal 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 manes. …

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How Cold is Too Cold to Give a Horse a Bath + Winter Grooming Tips

  Bathing your horse is a regular part of caring for your horse, but knowing when it’s too cold to bathe- and how to give a horse a bath if it is very cold outside- is an important part of horse ownership. Mostly winter baths can be avoided, but if you compete in shows during …

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Tips to Minimize Tail Rubbing and Maximize Hair Growth in Horses

Addressing Tail Rubbing Horses rub their tails for many reasons. A horse doesn’t have hands to scratch and itch, so when their manes, tails, or bodies itch in places they can’t nibble with their mouth, they often rub on anything sturdy enough to hold up to their rubbing. — Unfortunately, this rubbing breaks tail hairs …

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4 Hacks for Grooming Bright White Horse Tails

    It’s inevitable if you have a light-colored horse: You’ve dealt with the problem of dingy, yellowed tails. Frustratingly, it’s a fact of life that all white horse tails will yellow as a part of a natural process of hair growth, but there are several grooming tricks you can use to keep your white …

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