tips hints and cool things
i created this for any tips for grooming riding health toys feeding and competitions like barrel racing and showing
got some tips!
* use greensoap, like they use on wooden floors as a shampoo. It's amazing how the coat looks good afterwards.
* but some human conditioner and water together and spray on mane and tail for softening and detangling. I works really good and gives a shine olso. much better than effols use can buy in stores!
* use baby powder to detangle big tangles in tail and manes. works really well!
* aloe vera spray from fibrings are really good for yellow and dirt marks on white horses. much easier than taking the horse for a shower. olso bathing is not really healthy for the horse coat if it's done often!
I used to have a grey TB, and the best trick for whitening his tail was to mix Ivory soap (like the household kind) and a little bleach with water and soak the end of his tail in it in it. I would lather it up and let it sit for a bit, rinse and repeat. Finish off with a conditioner (leave in) and you have a lovely white tail!
Showmanship and halter I use to use baby oil to shine up the nose and eyes. I found baby oil geil. It is awsome and stays were you want and not running down your arm.
On halter horses we use black chalk around the eyes and nose (on dark horses of course). Rub in the chalk with a rag and then top it off with oil. It gives a very dramatic affect and it's not as expensive as the black horse makeup that just looks greasy and makes a mess!
Keep the sweat washed off!!!
This summer, I've really jumped on what I can to keep my geldings coat healthy and it's normal rich, dark bay color naturally, since he sweats too much under a fly sheet in the crazy heat and humidity.
It's typical. They're going to sweat in the summer to try and cool their bodies down. Of course, it's natural survival. Sweat, is full of salt. When you have an abscess, what do you do- soak it in salt to help dry it out. So what do you think it's doing to the coat and skin?
This summer, with the help of paprika, he is his dark bay self, and gleaming even if he hasn't been groomed in forever. After every ride, I always wash him off with water, and he always goes and rolls in the dirt afterwards. The next day, you wouldnt even know it. Dirt just slides right off of him. :)
How to Curl a mane
1.) Braid the mane
2.) Put the braid in a bun
3.) Leave in for an hour
4.) Take out rubber bands
5.) Enjoy your horse's curly mane!
I bet you have herd theese but its worth a try
-When you barrel race or any speed event go out wide and turn in tight
-Ride bareback at least once a week it helps with balance and gets a bond with your horse
-Play egg in a spoon and flour bag
I know theese all sound like speed events but i dont do those any more but these still help me hope i help you :)
Put some corn starch or baby powder on a brush and brush it into white legs to get them super white before a class in a show! Works quite nice
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