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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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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...

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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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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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