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Dealing With Horse Shedding - Tools That Work Best

Equine Spring-cleaning time is here! With longer days and warmer weather comes....shedding.  If your horse isn’t clipped and/or blanketed, he’s probably a delightful fluffy fur ball and as mud season gets underway his color has migrated to a dark crusty brown. 

Horse Grooming Tip: Before you begin grooming, discard any fleece jacket or fabrics that you are wearing that will attract dirt and hair before you start. A plastic apron such as dog groomers use, is a great aid in keeping you clean.

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Pack Like A Pro: Horse Trailer Packing Tips

What should you pack in your horse trailer to ensure you have everything you need for your first show of the year? When you attend close to 20 shows a year (like us!) ensuring you have all the equipment you need is of utmost importance. 

Here are some of the items we like to pack and prepare for our first show: 

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Groom Like A Pro: Experts Share Horse Grooming Secrets

I work for a training facility that specializes in showing horses in halter, which means appearance is everything! We attend close to 20 shows each year between March and October in many states, often taking 15 or more animals to each show. At the National level, classes can contain 60+ animals so you'd better believe that small details can make a huge difference in how you place!

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Breathing Heavy: Looking at Heaves

We have all had a hard time catching our breath from time to time, but can you imagine if that happened on a consistent basis?

For horses with heaves, a disease much like asthma in humans, difficulties in breathing is a fact of life. And, much like asthma, we can’t cure it for our horses, but we can help to manage the symptoms… and for our horses, that is a breath of sweet relief.

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Time to Shine! 5 Tips for a Shiny Coat

 There is nothing like a stunning horse with a beautiful shiny coat, not only because it looks amazing, but it is the indication of a healthy horse.  Did you know a dull, lackluster coat could be  a sign of nutritional deficiencies?

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How To Save Time Horse Grooming & Cleaning Tack

It’s easy to feel rushed at the barn, we have so much going on.  We often skip steps in our grooming and tack care routines to rush off to the next event! But what if there was a way to save time without skimping on the important chores?

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