Articles - grooming

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20 Secrets for Shinier Coats

Liv Gude of proequinegrooms.com offers tips for creating a stunning show coat for horses that will have people reaching for their sunglasses.

By: Liv Gude
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De-Stressing Clipping

All too often horses are provided little prior exposure to clipping, are expected to stand quietly for a two-hour body clip, and are punished if they fail.

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Pro Grooming Tips

Grooming a horse well is about far more than just elbow grease; it reveals a lot about the overall professionalism of the barn.

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Grooming Tips from a Professional Horse Groom

Help your horse look his best in the show ring, with these essential grooming tips from professional groom Denielle Gallagher-LeGriffon.

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The Perfect Body Clip

Full body clipping is most often given to horses that will be competing year-round and need to be presented in ring-ready condition at all times.

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The Perfect Tail Braid

For supplies, just as with mane braiding you will need a bucket, sponge, scissors, pull-through, 2-12′ and one 3′ length of matching yarn and a stepstool.

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The Perfect Braid Job

If you are willing to put in the time, braiding your own horse is an excellent way to save money and you will have a great sense of accomplishment.

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How to Become a Professional Groom in the Horse Industry

A groom is responsible for far more than brushing horses. Find out what it takes, and how to become a professional in the horse industry.

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Professional Braiders: The Unsung Heroes

For those who think braiding requires little work, Natalie Gascho’s advice is frank. ‘Make sure you aren’t afraid to work no matter what,’ she cautions.