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How to keep the chestnut horse shiny and bright all year long, even after clipping.
A dull coat on a horse doesn't necessarily mean he's unhealthy... it could mean a lot of things!
A somewhat detailed discussion of why I don't suggest using dishwashing detergents on your horse.
A little bit about unusual coat patterns on horses, and some of the stories behind them.
Some ideas on how to pick the best shampoo for your horse!
You may want to spring clean your horse at the same time you spring clean your barn!
Bay and black horses have their own set of grooming challenges. Here are some tips for keeping color and shine!
Easy suggestions for removing stickers and burrs from your horse, and what not to use!
How to be smart about dressing up your horse for Halloween - no need to get flung into the next zip code!
Tips and suggestions for keeping every inch of your horse's body in top form - including under his tail!
How to take some great photos of your horse for a sales ad!
Make your horse's bath safe and easy with these tips.
A list of uses for rubbing alcohol at the barn - but it's not for wounds!
Some simple tricks to make horse show prep easy and fun!
The dreaded grass stain - your horse suddenly looks like your kid brother's soccer uniform...
Some more common horse myths that are simply not true!
How to take your show grooming routine up a notch and really wow the judge!
Maybe you have heard of some of these old school grooming techniques?
It might be a good idea to have a hair dryer at the barn, for touching up wet things and horses!
Snow is beautiful and just begs for photo ops! Be safe when turning out into snow...just in case.
How to deal with caked on mud during the winter months - especially tricky when your horse has a winter coat!
Some fairly common horse myths are busted up!
Make life at the barn easier during horrible winter weather!
Some interesting discoveries about how "old school" horse management was done!
One of winter's big challenges is how to dry the wet horse after a ride.
The differences between natural oils and sweat on your horse, and what this means for your grooming routine!
Why you should never use WD 40 on your horses. Ever.
Some tips for making a swimming trip fun and safe for your horse!
How many uses for baby wipes can we come up with?
The few things you can do in addition to your regular horse grooming routine to stand out at shows!
Why (and how) to make sure your horse jogs safely for the judges or the Veterinarian!
The barn hack series continues - this time with a special "dollar store" edition.
Having a horse in pasture is great - until grooming time. Some ideas for getting the dust out!
More awesome barn hacks to make you life a little easier at the barn!
Horses sometimes get into sticky stuff!
A few more of my favorite horse grooming and barn hacks!
Heading out for a competitive trail ride is a bit different than the show ring - but your horse's grooming is just as important!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
An intro into checking your horse for gut sounds! How and why!
Tips and tricks for grooming Friesian and Baroque horses.
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.
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 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!
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.
Grooming tips and tricks for managing the chrome on your horse's legs!
Using tea tree oil can be great for horses - if you have enough background information to make it safe!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
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!
Grooms may find aural plaques growing in the ears of their horses - here's 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!
Thrush is a common bacterial infection of the hoof. Easy to treat if you catch it early!
Some critical areas of our horses that are frequently overlooked...but shouldn't be!
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.
Things we need to notice in our horses - over the long haul.
As a Groom, we need to keep our eyes peeled for subtle signs of laminitis.
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.
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.
So your horse had dandruff. Here are some reasons why, and what you can do about it.
How to combat static electricity during dry times.
How to safely wash your horse's face.
Horse hair and skin can be rubbed away. Here's how to cope.
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....
How to use the vacuum!
How to prevent sunburn
How to Treat Hock Sores
Tips and Tools for Grooming the Grays and Whites!