You may, or may not be, interested to know about laterin and how it affects your horse's sweat!
More simple tips and tricks to help you around the barn!
The one day horse show can be great fun - here are some easy tips to make your day go smoothly!
Over the years, I have run across many horse myths, so I decided to do some research and see what I could uncover!
Again, a great list of fun and easy barn hacks. Please add your own and we can have a Barn Hacks Part Four!
How to narrow down some of the reasons a horse might be a hard keeper...so you can game plan from there!
Things to investigate to find out if your horse is cold, and why it's important - hypothermia is a danger!
An intro into how hair grows - which explains why your horse may, or may not, be able to grow wildly long hair.
Dozens and dozens to choose from! How to pick the right curry comb for the job.
Things that your horse will do to "tell you" that he's in pain!
Easy tips on how to make a hoof trim or shoeing comfortable for the older or injured horse!
Some fast and easy barn hacks to make taking care of your horse a bit easier and fun!
Why and how you can keep your horse fit in the winter!
Why horses bite, and what you can do about it!
A few of my favorite barn hacks - to save time and effort around the barn!
Sometimes, we are separated from our horses, here's how to mark them for identification and safety.
It's not always super convenient, but a little icing of your horse's legs can go a very long way!
What causes a horizontal hoof crack on horses?
Your everyday, run of the mill minor horse scrapes can easily be handled with the help of a few cleansers!
Horses use body language and behavior to communicate - learn what to look for to make sure your horse is feeling great!
The scoop about using liniments on your horse when grooming!
If you find a screw or nail in your horse's hoof, his life depends on your swift and careful actions!
Things to rule out, things to consider, things to train as your horse becomes a giraffe during the bridling process.
The scoop on beer and horses - why you may, or may not, want to give him beer!
How to tell if your horse's tiny, or gigantic, wound is starting to get infected.
How to determine when it's too hot to ride your horse!
No one wants to think of their horse's passing, but putting a plan together now can save you heartache later.
The basics of injury care, using ice and/or heat to help your horse!
What you need to know about horse splints!
Some useful info on homemade horse fly spray ingredients!
A simple method to removing manure stains from your horse!
Summer sores can sideline your horse for months! Here's how to deal with this worm infection.
How Grooms can safely and effectively sweat their horse's legs when directed to by a Veterinarian.
Possible causes and things to investigate with your Vet about your horse's hair loss around the eyes and face.
How and why your horse can stand quietly for the farrier - keep everyone safe!
When your horse is done exercising, it's time to address his legs. Ice, poultice, liniments, and sweats are all options!
Tips and insights from a CDI Dressage show - the stall set up, the jog, and a boat load of braids!
What it's like to show at a CDI - an International Dressage Show! From setting up your horse's stall to some great tips on showing!
What is that mystery squishy stuff on your horse's elbow? Could be a shoe boil!
Ideas on how you can make handling your horse's tricky areas much safer!
How you and your Veterinarian can determine if your horse has gastric ulcers!
Ideas on what to do at the barn when it's too cold to ride!
When your horse shows signs of colic, call your Vet and be ready to give lots of information!
Easy steps to inspect your horse's legs for anything unusual!
Ideas on how to give your horse a proper winter warm up!
How you can alleviate the often grumpy and sometimes dangerous actions of the cold backed horse!
When a horse makes the transition from shod to barefoot, there are several things that Grooms and owners can help with and watch out for!
Different ways that allergies can be detected in horses!
How you can tell if your horse's urine is normal.
How to check your horse's digital pulse to gauge for hoof inflammation!
How to manage capped hocks in horses - what they are and what you can do!
An intro into checking your horse for gut sounds! How and why!
Tips and tricks for grooming Friesian and Baroque horses.
Some tips on making the clipping process safe and easy for your horse!
How you can use simple scissors to trim your horse's tail top.
Simple tests that Grooms and horse owners can do to test for sand in their horse's digestive systems.
Ideas for grooming the sensitive horse!
What you need to look for if you suspect heaves in your horse.
The best ways to use fly sprays on your horse, for maximum effectiveness and safety for him.
Quick and easy ideas for Grooms to touch up their horses in the summer.
The best ways and reasons to ice your horse's hooves - just in case you ever need to!
Checking for your horse's hydration can be easy to incorporate into his daily routine!
Some simple guidelines for deciding when to bathe your horse with shampoo!
Do you have a step by step grooming routine? This can help you when you are at the shows and pressed for time!
Everything that Grooms need to pack for a horse show!
A handy checklist of things to do to get your horse ready for summer!
Signs that your horse may need his chompers checked out by the Veterinarian!
The pros and cons to roaching, or hogging, your horse's mane!
The benefits of Grooming after your horse exercises, as well as before!
What dapples are, and how you can bring them out in your horse - maybe!
How you can prep your horse for clipping, and take care of that skin when you are done!
Schooling shows are a great way to prepare you and your horse for rated horse shows!
How you can turn your horse out nicely for a clinic. Almost like a horse show, but not quite.
The low down on horse legs that stock up - what causes it, and what you can do about it!
Grooming tips and tricks for managing the chrome on your horse's legs!
Mud knots on your horse's tail are an easy way to protect the tail from mud and dirt!
Using tea tree oil can be great for horses - if you have enough background information to make it safe!
Mares pose a particular problem - urine stains and damage to their tails. Here are some tips to help you manage this!
Techniques and tips for hot toweling your horse in winter!
Horses may need your help to cool out in the cold weather - so be prepared to spend some extra time!
Some tips and tricks for "washing" a winter mane - too cold to shampoo, but caked in mud and dirt!
Winter can be a challenging time to groom the unclipped horse. Here's a list of tips and tricks to make this job easier!
Some things to consider in the winter for your horse's comfort. Clipping may be a great option for you!
Is blanketing right for your horse?? Maybe!
The pros and cons of using tail braids and tail bags for your horse.
The inside scoop on horses that kick their stalls - and how Grooms and owners can understand and hopefully change this behavior!
How to groom your horse before a show, and some ideas on how to keep him clean overnight!
Some basics on how to band the mane, for a horse show or to tame a wild mane.
An introductory article about horse windpuffs and how you might be able to recognize them.
An overview for Grooms and Horse Owners about the bacterial infection known as rain rot. Some tips for prevention and help!
What Grooms and Owners need to know about hoof growth - from the inside out!
How Grooms can introduce and use the vacuum on their horses - saves time and elbow grease!
Some tips for dealing with a horse that chews tails!
Some quick tips for Grooms to create fabulous dressage button braids for their horses.
How Grooms, owners, and Veterinarians can tackle a head shaking problem.
How Grooms can prevent and treat sweet itch in their horses.
How Grooms can spot the sign of anhidrosis, and what Grooms can do to manage this in horses.
How Grooms can prevent, spot, and treat galls in the girth and saddle areas.
Some tips and ways that Grooms can shorten manes without pulling them!
How Grooms can safely monitor and manage their horse's TPR after exercise in the summer.
Some Grooms may wonder if using household cleaners is OK for horses.
The basic mechanism of horse sweat, detailing water and electrolyte losses!
Some tips on keeping your horse happy and cool in the summer!
What Grooms should know about horse mane lengths - it varies depending on breed and discipline!
Grooms may find aural plaques growing in the ears of their horses - he's a bit of background on aural plaques!
Groom often need to hand walk their horses - an not always under ideal circumstances! Here's how to be safe!
Have fun Grooming your horse by adding Quarter Marks! Here are my tips for easy designs.
Grooms have lots of options when it comes to fly sprays! Here's a brief intro to some common ingredients!
Grooms! Practice braiding at home with these tips!
How do you like to groom fetlocks and feathers?
Is clipping your horse in the summer a good idea?
Thrush is a common bacterial infection of the hoof. Easy to treat if you catch it early!
Details on how to properly wash a tail.
Some critical areas of our horses that are frequently overlooked...but shouldn't be!
Are hoof hardeners right for your horse?
It's nice to have clipped legs! They are easier to clean, and can help you stay on top of skin issues.
This is a common complaint for both people and ponies during winter. Here are some tips on how to remedy!
Whiskers fall into the same category as manes - long or short, depending on your preference.
Ears - all about them, and do you really need to clean them?
The basics of tick prevention and management, so hopefully they stay away from the horses!
Your horse's winter coat has started to shed - will the curry comb ever get a break??
How to make the whole she-bang about poultice easier.
The basics of bathing, and some tips from the Pros.
Information on scratches, it's causes, and how to help you horse overcome them.
Few of us have the problem of "too much tail" - but a super thick tail requires some special grooming techniques!
Things we need to notice in our horses - over the long haul.
Some tried and true ways to make you horse's tail stand out among the herd.
As a Groom, we need to keep our eyes peeled for subtle signs of laminitis.
Often, we work in barns where the Grooms notice every little detail. We need to be on our toes for signs of worms, among other things. Here are some things to look for.
The low-down on chestnuts and ergots.
It's a very simple task, to pick the feet. Here are some great reminders about the how's and why's to do it.
Some basic things to keep an eye on when you work around giant silly creatures that can step on your toes or your head.
If brushes were the only tools we used, even a monkey could do this job. Our hands and eyes are often the tools we need to make sure our horses are in tip top shape, every single day.
Your fuzzy horse resembles more of some sort of Yetti creature in the winter. How can you spiff him up without clipping him totally?
Let's take a trip back in time to learn the secrets of the wisp - the ultimate shine maker.
You have just been told your horse needs stall rest. Here are some ways for you and your horse to cope.
Do you know your horse's TPR?
Some ways to teach your horse to urinate on command.
Some general guidelines of how to care for older horses.
Mane taming. Easier than lion taming.
It's cold - and your horse is dirty! How do you clean him up?
How to pack a hoof for protection or medication.
So your horse had dandruff. Here are some reasons why, and what you can do about it.
Pulling tails and all sorts of other ways to groom your horse's tail to be the best.
How to combat static electricity during dry times.
How to safely wash your horse's face.
Some more discussion on pulling manes.
Horse hair and skin can be rubbed away. Here's how to cope.
Techniques to cool out your horse after exercise
Here are some basics that you can use to keep your horse's tail bright white.
Some tips to make the clipping process a bit easier!
Tips for helping a short tail grow a bit longer!
What to do if your horse's coat looks like a 1980's hair band rocker.
All the basics on sheath and udder cleaning you could ever want to know....
The ins and outs of clipper blades.
How to use the vacuum!
Stud Crud - Leg Funk - Fungus among Us
How to prevent sunburn
Conditioners for tails and keeping tails braided
How to Treat Hock Sores
To pull, or not to pull?
The scoop on clipping ears!
The low-down on hoof dressings!
Why do horses tail rub and what can you do?
Tips for Growing a Long Mane
What do you use to detangle tails?
Tips and Tools for Grooming the Grays and Whites!