Grooming : nos meilleurs conseils pour un cheval qui brille !

Grooming: our tips for making your horse shine!

Besides clipping your horse's coat, which is a must if your horse is being ridden regularly, here are some tips for horses that aren't looking their best.

 

Tail

For a healthy tail, don't brush it every day. I know it's difficult if you're a stickler for getting rid of every last tangle, but I promise you it's better this way. Feel free to still pull out wisps of straw by hand, without brushing. But even with the most careful brushing, hairs will still get snagged here and there.

If you absolutely have to brush then use conditioner so that the brush slides over the hairs and, above all, start at the bottom of the tail.

If your horse has very thin hair, leave its tail a little shorter. About mid-cannon should do, as any shorter is really very short. If your horse has a particularly bushy tail, you could cut it to the fetlock to keep things tidy.

 

Mane

Whether you are braiding in your horse's mane or not, it's important for it to be even and well trimmed so that it doesn't look neglected. The better maintained the mane, the better the braids will look. Of course, it also depends on how good you are at braiding.

There are several options open to you: a comb or scissors. It all depends on the effect you want to achieve.

Be careful in winter because neck covers can damage your horse's hair.

If you aren't braiding it, the best thing to do is to have it all on one side. If your horse's hair looks like yours when you get out of bed in the morning, you should probably put in some small braids to keep it on the same side. Don't tie them too tightly, but redo them regularly so that you don't damage the hair.

 

COAT

Put some talc on any white areas and the hair of white horses. To get rid of yellow marks, use a stain remover spray. Apply it to the hair, leave it for a few minutes and rub it with a damp sponge.

Headpiece and withers passage have to be done

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