Articles - grooming

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Horsescaping

The pros and cons of cosmetic grooming for your horse....

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The Perfect Tail Braid

At major shows, leaving a tail unbraided can make your turnout look unfinished; a tail with a pinwheel finish is the icing on the cake of a beautifully turned-out horse. While delicate tail hairs can be saved by not braiding for small shows or unrate...

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De-Stressing Clipping

Simply put, the number-one way to reduce clipping stress is to make clipping not stressful. ...

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How to: Become a Career Groom

Dear Horsepower: I love horses, and I'm pretty handy with a body brush, so I've been considering a career as a professional groom. How do I go about that? - A.R., Langley, BC...

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How to Clean Brushes

Q: How can I keep my horse's brushes clean and in good condition?...

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20 Secrets for Shinier Coats

Brilliant advice for a shiny healthy coat, from inside out....

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Pro Grooming Tips

Eric Lamaze’s prize-winning groom shares her ring-ready tips and tricks....

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Pro Grooming Tips

A well-groomed horse is about far more than just elbow grease; it reveals a lot about the overall professionalism of the barn. ...

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The Perfect Body Clip

A full body clip is most often given to horses that will be competing year-round and need to be presented in ring-ready condition at all times. ...

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The Perfect Braid Job

Beautiful braids are not only for looks; they enhance a beautiful neck and show respect for the judge, the show management, and your fellow competitors. Years of practice and attention to detail are the only ways to achieve the impeccable, uniform br...

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