Newbie with Some Serious Grooming Questions
I have a horse that I've recently inherited, but have been caring for, for many years. Now I have been given a beautiful ex trotter, who is in need of some serious loving and grooming...and I'm not sure where to begin!! He's been left out with a cover, but i'm use to putting my horse up every night, and brushing daily....she's dusty....but this boy is a mess!!! I started to curry him today, and he's stood great for me, but his coat is rather crazy....what are the long hairs sticking out everywhere is this normal? Like from no grooming? The vet had me do a power pack 3 day wormer on him...do worms cause this? His main and bangs, and tail are full of burs....i'm going to try some detangler on that but any other suggestions? He's a big beefy boy, and I can't wait to get him all cleaned up...i'm sure some water will do wonders...thanks for any help!!