Day 26 – Your grooming routine

Depends on the time of year & how dirty the horse is, but the following is a rough guide.

If they’e been out & have mud on them or have a lot of loose hairs I start with the rubber curry comb & give them a good going over with that, then give them a going over with the dandy brush to get the dirt off. Next I use the body brush to get the dust off & to do the face and legs. Then I comb the mane with a mane comb & brush the tail with a tail brush & apply anti-tangle spray if needed. Next I sponge the eyes, nostrils & dock. Then I pick out the feet & scrub the mud of the hooves with a brush if needs be, then apply hoof oil.

Brushing Tizzy's Tail

Brushing Tizzy’s Tail

Some of my collection of grooming kits!

If we’re going anywhere, Stuart usually gets a bath as he always manages to get his white patches dirty.

Stu after a bath

Stu after a bath

 

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About Tullavilla

A long time horse owner returning to riding after an 8 year break. Currently back competing at Riding Club level in Show Jumping & occasionally Dressage.

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