Grooming should be incorporated into your daily routine to improve your horses health and happiness.
- Grooming increases the circulation to your horse’s skin
- Grooming releases the necessary oils that promote a vibrant and lustrous coat.
- Grooming does more for your horses’ coat than any artificial glossy coat product will ever do.
Domestic horses, if turned out on their own, rely on humans to provide proper grooming and skin care. Unlike the wild horses, who have ample opportunity to groom each other.
WHY YOU SHOULD GROOM A HORSE …
Grooming not only allows us to give our horses a shiney, short, healthy coat, it also provides an opportunity to go over our horse from head to toe, and helps us notice any abnormalities such as cuts, wounds, irritations or fevers that your horse may have.
Daily grooming allows your horses’ coat to be shed gradually, easing the burden of trying to remove long hair and excess dead skin.
If you work your horse regularly, you should be thoroughly and properly grooming your horse every day.
Always start on the near or left side of your horse, working your way towards the rear.
The face, legs and hips that have less muscle and more bone closer to the surface should be groomed carefully.