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Grooming

Learn more about grooming a horse to improve his overall health and hair coat and help him look his best. Articles include topics such as tips from the pros for looking good at the shows, mane and tail care, how to wrap your horse’s tail, body clipping, braiding the mane and tail, secrets to a shiny coat, ways to optimize your grooming time, tips for bathing a horse, the tools used for grooming, and so much more. In addition, learn how to clean your brushing and other tools with proper maintenance. Compiling a basic kit for your horse is part of good horsemanship. Grooming your equine on a daily basis gives you a chance to look him over for wounds, hoof maladies and general well-being.

Upgrade Your Horse’s Mane Braids

Have you ever tried to braid your horse's mane for a show and gotten so frustrated that you begged a…

1 month ago

Tips for When a Horse Hates Being Groomed

When a horse hates being groomed, it can make life difficult. One such horse presented a classic case of “chestnut…

3 months ago

Weathering a Winter Wonderland: Expert Strategies for Winter Grooming and Blanketing Your Horse

During the coldest days of winter, you layer on thermals, fleece, insulated coveralls, and maybe even a headlamp to go…

5 months ago

Scratch That: Stop Equine Skin Problems at the Root

Believe it or not, skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that untreated skin problems can make…

6 months ago

How to Bathe a Horse

Giving your horse a bath might seem like a simple task, but there is definitely an art and a science…

8 months ago

Band It Better: Learn How to Band a Western Horse’s Mane Like a Pro

Banding your horse’s mane can be a challenge. But you don’t have to resign yourself to a messily banded mane…

10 months ago

Grooming Makeover Tips with Emma Ford

With show season right around the corner, it’s time for a head-to-hoof makeover for your equine partner. Even if you…

12 months ago

Horse Grooming Routine Upgrades

A thorough horse grooming routine has enormous value, but things can get a little rote. Along with spring cleaning, why…

1 year ago

Mane ‘n Tail Celebrates DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy While Discovering the Spirit for Great Hair

It's a natural fit for Mane ‘n Tail and DreamWorks Animation to team up for a collaboration to celebrate the…

2 years ago

Braiding and Banding: How-To’s for Young Riders to Improve Their Skills

Style your pony’s mane for English with rubber band braids or western competition with mane banding. Rubber Band Braids Materials:…

2 years ago