Seven Horse Care Secrets
Seven Horse Care Secrets
You must have noticed that the result of a horse cleaning procedure is that the cleaner your horse becomes, the more dirty you become. There is no ready-made recipe on how to put a horse in order in a couple of minutes, but you can optimize your task if you approach it wisely.
In this article you will find some tips to help you take care of your horse professionally.
Secret number 1. Shiny wool
If you need shine and shine, get a good rubber comb. It removes deep-seated dirt, promotes blood circulation and helps distribute natural fats to the horse’s coat. In addition, cleaning with a rubber groove becomes a kind of mini-massage for your horse.
Rubber scrapers are rigid and flexible. Choose the one your horse likes best.
Start brushing the horse by making small circular movements along its body. Then take a brush with medium hard bristles and walk it with short, quick movements against the coat. So you remove the dirt and fallen wool that you previously raised with a scraper. Finish with a soft brush that polishes the coat to shine.
Spray for hair care does not replace the brush and brush, but the shine will undoubtedly add. The spray allows you to not only add the finishing touch to the horse’s image before starting, but also (if used regularly) to significantly reduce cleaning time. Using a spray 1-2 times a week, you can prevent the appearance of spots on light horses, in addition, thanks to the spray, dust does not linger on horses.
Please note that it is advisable to avoid spraying the spray in the saddle area, as it makes the coat smooth and sliding, as a result of which ammunition can begin to slip.
The really healthy shine of the horse’s fur, however, depends not only on the quality of care for it, but also on nutrition. If you are confused by the quality of your horse’s coat, discuss this with your veterinarian to make sure your horse’s diet is optimal. You may need supplements for healthy skin and coat (they combine the necessary ingredients, including fats, vitamins and biotin, which contribute to the growth and shine of the coat). You can also add a little vegetable oil to your horse’s feed, gradually increasing the dosage to 1 cup. This will positively affect the gloss and make the color of the horse’s coat more vibrant and saturated. During the molting season, flaxseed decoction is very useful for horses.
Secret number 2. Understand with tangled mane and tail
Detangle a tail
The best way to untangle the tail and mane is to do it manually, although you can use a wide-tooth plastic comb as well. A special spray for mane and tail will greatly facilitate your work. The hairs will become more slippery and will not get tangled. Many sprays, among other things, add volume to the mane and tail.
Apply the spray evenly on the mane or tail. Then begin to disassemble them in small bundles, from the bottom up. To remove heavy dirt or to make out very tangled knots, apply a spray for mane and tail directly on the problem area.
As soon as you can easily drag your fingers along the tail or mane, you can use a comb or brush if desired. Many people think that cleaning the tail is not good. But there is another point of view: brushing helps to stimulate blood circulation at the roots of the hair, thereby contributing to their growth. If you decide to brush, choose wide with bristles wide apart, soft at the ends. Hold a bundle of hair in one hand, twist it and, starting from the bottom, move up.
Secret No. 3. Long mane and tail
If you want your horse to have a long, beautiful mane and tail, your goal is to minimize hair loss and fight with brittle tips. Avoid excessive combing. The less you process your hair, the more valuable strands you save.
Choose a comb or brush with soft, widely spaced bristles that won’t damage your hair.
Every day, pick garbage such as sawdust and hay from the mane and tail. You can do this manually, with your fingers, or by quickly and abruptly trotting your tail or mane. Regular unraveling will prevent the formation of large tangles and facilitate care.
Maintaining a clean mane and tail also contributes to hair growth. If possible, wash your mane and tail with shampoo once a week to remove dirt from the root area. Do not forget to rinse thoroughly.
Treat your hair with conditioner, focusing on its ends. Allow your hair to dry completely before combing or braiding it.
To protect a long, thick mane from debris and the formation of tangles, braid it in thick braids. The braids should not be tight at the base, otherwise they will itch, and the horse will start combing them on fences, stall walls, etc. If necessary, or once a week after swimming, twist the braids.