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Horse Grooming For Horse Shows

Great Ways to Groom Your Horse Fast

Sep 9, 2013
Daily Grooming Routine for Dressage Horses
This daily grooming routine will keep your horse looking sleek and feeling good.
Each day

Before you start grooming, wrap the tail in a damp tail bandage to help keep
the hairs lying flat along the root. Slide it down to remove it when your grooming
is finished.
Work on the body and neck with a curry to break up dirt, then use a hard brush or vacuum to remove deep dirt.
With a hot towel, rub the coat and "back comb" the mane in order
to lift dander from the roots. More info...

Apr 16, 2013
Head-to-Toe Grooming for Your Horse
By Sandra Croote
Hereís a forelock-to-fetlock method for getting your horse in tip-top shape.

Start your grooming with a rubber curry or rubber curry glove. A glove works best on his legs.
Ready to make your horse shine? First, put a halter and lead rope on him, and safely tie him in a comfortable, shady work area. Then follow this method for great grooming results. Your horse will not only look good, heíll feel good, too.

Basic Body Grooming

Start with a rubber curry with larger cone-shaped teeth to loosen dirt and old hair. Using a circular motion with overlapping circles, work against the grain of the hair. Mentally divide your horse in half and work one side at a time, so you donít miss any spots. Donít be afraid to put some muscle into it. Try touching your arm lightly, and youíll feel almost ticklish, but if you rub the skin, it has a massaging feel. This is true for your horse, too. However, be gentle on sensitive, bony areas, such as his withers and underbelly. More info...

Jul 25, 2012
Head-to-Toe Horse Grooming Tips and Tricks
by Cate Lamm
Ready to make your horse shine? First, put a halter and lead rope on him, and safely tie him in a comfortable, shady work area. Then follow this method for great grooming results. Your horse will not only look good, heíll feel good, too.

Basic Body Grooming
Start with a rubber curry with larger cone-shaped teeth to loosen dirt and old hair. Using a circular motion with overlapping circles, work against the grain of the hair. Mentally divide your horse in half and work one side at a time, so you donít miss any spots. Donít be afraid to put some muscle into it. Try touching your arm lightly, and youíll feel almost ticklish, but if you rub the skin, it has a massaging feel. This is true for your horse, too. However, be gentle on sensitive, bony areas, such as his withers and underbelly.

Start behind your horseís ears and continue down his neck, shoulders, back, belly (particularly the girth area), and hindquarters. Frequently clean your curry by banging it against a hard surface or rinsing it in water.

Mar 20, 2011
They clip horses don't they?
USA
Apprently not -- at least not the ponies and apparently not even for the Shetland Pony shows in the Netherlands (I think). What on earth can the judges see? But what cuties! More info...


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