Articles - grooming


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...


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....


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...


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...


Springtime Horse Grooming Tips

Grooming 101 for thw most messy time of year....

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