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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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Caring for Bushy, Kinky, Curly, or Hard to Manage Horse Manes

Like curly horse body coats, curly horse manes come in many different variations. In this article, I wanted to take a few minutes to discuss the types of curly horse manes and best practices for caring for them. Much of the look of a mane comes down to genetics, however good grooming practices and 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 …

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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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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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Fleece Saddle Pads: Tips for Using & Cleaning

Nothing makes a horse and rider look smarter than a tidy, well-groomed turnout and a bright white fleece saddle pad under your saddle. Fleece saddle pads are popular, affordable, and in some competitive disciplines are considered the “correct” tack for showing. The Problem: Clumped and Matted Fleece The problem with fleece saddle pads- both genuine …

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