tips for reducing tail rubbing

Tips for Reducing Horse Tail Rubbing

Tail rubbing can be particularly irritating both to a horse and its owner! Because horses can’t reach back and scratch a spot that feels itchy, areas of the body that they can’t reach with their mouth they will typically rub against objects like trees, stall walls, or fence posts in order to relieve their itching.…

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 detangle a matted horse mane or tail

How to Detangle a Horse Mane and Tail

  Detangling a tangled and matted horse mane and tail can be a frustrating and time-consuming process- too often resulting in excessive loss of hair and thinning of the tail in the process! Below you will find illustrated instructions on how to detangle a mane relatively quickly with the absolute minimum hair loss. This method…

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…

How to Whiten and Brighten Yellowed 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 horse…