Articles - grooming


De-Stressing Clipping

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


When to Clip Away so the Horse Can Play

There are several benefits to clipping and blanketing your horse. Get an expert’s advice on how to do it correctly....

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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...


Mane Trimming without Pulling

Does your horse hate to have his mane pulled? Here is a quick and easy way to trim a mane without having a battle royale, whether for the show ring or just to give your horse a cleaner and tidier look....


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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Shiny, Happy Horses

Treat your horse to a luxurious bath using a vast array of shampoos and coat products to make him sparkle!...

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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...


Professional Braiders: The Unsung Heroes

Sierra Sneath and Natalie Gascho travel across Canada and the US each year following the busy summer and winter horse show circuits. They are professional braiders, and make money working through the night to braid the manes and tails of their client...


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

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