It's finally summertime, which means your horse will be spending more time in the sun! Just like your skin, your horse's coat (especially if a dark color) will need some protection from the sun's harmful rays to hold it's shine and tone. So how do we get our horse to shine like the sun?
We all have to admit, we have spent at least some time on the Internet researching tips and tricks for keeping a horse's coat rich in color throughout the heat of summer. But how do we know what really works? The best remedy is PREVENTION.
The biggest challenge to showing horses is how to keep them fresh, sparkling, and shiny clean before a show! When a horse show is on the horizon, we step up the grooming routine, give our horse a thorough bath, and then do a lot of finger crossing that he can stay clean until our first class. With these tips, it’s easy! Just a little bit of planning and the best tools and your horse will stay sparkling clean and shiny for the show.
How do we grow a truly beautiful mane and tail? Like humans, some horses naturally have good hair genes, but what if your horse is a bit sparse in the mane and tail department? You will be happy to hear there is hope! ALL horses can grow a healthier, more luscious mane and tail with these horse grooming tips!
There are many reasons to clip or shave an animal. It can be a tedious job, but when done properly is a tremendous accomplishment akin to a person receiving a terrific hair cut. Many animals are clipped for performance reasons, such as dog or horse shows. Some are clipped for veterinary reasons, such as surgery or ultrasounds. There are also reasons of health in many animals, such as excessive hair growth and over-heating. When the daylight hours become shorter the hair usually starts growing longer and thicker. Its up to you to decide what is best for your particular animal.