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Know your Curry Comb!

Know your Curry Comb!

How to choose the right curry comb for your horse. For hundreds of years grooms have used curry combs and brushes to clean a horse's coat. In the old - pre-plastic - days, a curry was always made of metal, like the one pictured here from the 1800's. Today, we have more options: Meaning we have to make decisions! Which curry comb should you use for your horse?  LIMITED USE The rubber  curry mitten This handy and inexpensive tool can be helpful for sensitive areas with little hair, such as the insides if the hind legs. Also great to remove...

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Are You Hurting or Helping Your Horse's Mane & Tail? - The 3 Do's and Don'ts of Mane & Tail Care!

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Are You Hurting or Helping Your Horse's Mane & Tail? - The 3 Do's and Don'ts of Mane & Tail Care!

Your horse's mane and tail: Your pride & joy!  All horses come naturally endowed with manes and tails of varying fullness. Just like in humans, there are differences in thickness and consistency of individual hair and in fullness - meaning how many individual hairs per square inch. But are you making the most of your horse's mane & tail? Do you (unknowlingly) contribute to a thin, dry, and brittle appearance? Here the 3 Do's and Don'ts of Mane & Tail Care: DO NOT shampoo too often! Even high quality horse shampoo can dry out the horse's natural hair conditioning oils...

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How to Trim Your Horse's Ears

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How to Trim Your Horse's Ears

Neat-looking ears are a must for any horse owner, who takes pride in their horse's appearance. When showing, a neatly trimmed ear contributes to the overall impression. Clipped Ears - the rider's perspective As proud horse owners and riders, we care about our own appearance and the appearance of our horse. When showing, we need to present ourselves and our horse as attractively as possible to gain favor in the judge's eye. Trimming ears has become a part of that overall groomed appearance. But is it really 'the thing to do'? Clipping the inside of a horse's ear may look neat,...

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How to prevent 'static' when brushing your horse

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How to prevent 'static' when brushing your horse

Is your horse's coat static when you brush it? Are you looking for just the right product or technique to stop the static? Does your horse not like to be groomed because of static? As human beings - it's in our nature to always look how to solve problems by DOING something. Sometimes, however, it is what we do that causes the problem. One example is STATIC HORSE COATS, MANES & TAILS. To front-load this blog post a little: I have owned my Standardbred gelding Paladin for over 10 years now (in addition to several other horses and rehab horses...

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Safety Halters - Life Savers or 'Nice to Have'?

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Safety Halters - Life Savers or 'Nice to Have'?

I usually like to recount happy events and leave disappointments - after learning from them - in the past. In this case, I'd like to share an upsetting experience with you... One that taught me that Safety Halters can be real life savers. A few years back, I took on a rehab horse with the ill-fated barn name "Jimmy Dean" (like the sausage...). All luck had run out for this well-bred 4-year-old, who had lost all faith in the human race and had the 'panic' button as his go-to response. [His name is 'Yogi' now and he has found a...

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