Shiny Happy Horses

April 13, 2019

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TOP TURNOUT CLINIC by Ruthann

JOIN US on April 27 in Brookline, NH to learn grooming and braiding secrets of top pros in this live horse all-day demo.  A limited number of attendees will braid on-on-one with Ruthann Smith of Lucky Braids for Top Turnout.

 REGISTER TODAY! 
Contact Kara Quigley 603-831-2759
kara.quigley@ymail.com
 
 

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December 28, 2018

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Share Your Experience & Win Product

You’ll help a lot of horses and their people by sharing your experience with Lucky Braids products. Plus, you’ll be eligible to win a Top Turnout Pack. Here's how...

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June 23, 2017

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Snowy White

stop tail stains

 

Here’s a proven and guaranteed program for tails to be SNOWY WHITE, bright and SHINY.

Rule #1: Don’t use detangler. It can discolor. Plus, you WON’T NEED and added conditioner nor detangler with this program.
Rule #2: Don’t use conventional whitening shampoos. Did you ever notice those horses always seem to get dirty? Drying shampoos...

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May 28, 2017

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All-In-One Shampoo

Keep it simple & SAVE.

Lucky Braids All-In-One Shampoo is basically all you'll need.  Yes, ONE PRODUCT is more effective than many, many.
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June 02, 2015

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Clean Tough Old Urine, Manure & Clay Stains Off Horses & Ponies

Shiny Bum

 

Tough ‪#‎ urine‬, ‪#‎ manure‬ or ‪#‎ clay‬ ‪#‎ STAINS‬???  So often I see that deep yellow or red and feel so bad. Why? Because, I can tell they TRIED SO HARD. But, in my experience washing lots with conventional soaps and #horse #shampoos can drive stains deeper. As the hair is stripped and gets dried out, it is more porous and stains lock in. Add typical stain, shine and/or detangling products, and hair discolors even more. Of course, a dirty stall leaves the horse no choice. Nonetheless, that cycle of one perpetual pesky stin can be broken. I promise.

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October 02, 2014

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The Painted-On Look

Painted-On Look

Amanda Steege's Top Turnout

We call this the PAINTED-ON LOOK. People talk about numbers of braids. A great braider knows what's REALLY important is that the:

  • Bottomline of the mane is perfectly straight.
  • Braids are sized so they sit well on the neck.
  • Cheat the angle so braids are longer toward the poll than the withers, and the neck looks rounder.
  • Maintain a really uniform and/or gradual visual rhythm to the braids and they carry your eye down the neck.
  • Braids are comfortable and sturdy. Braids that look painted-on won’t jiggle to distract the eye, nor go askew with scrubbing crest releases.

This is a topnotch braid job by Jeff Claxton, is yet another way Amanda Steege distinguishes herself and Ashmeadow Farm for *EXCELLENCE IN HORSEMANSHIP.* Consider this another Top Turnout Salute!



Braid like a pro

If you want to braid like this, lots of tips are posted in the Grooming Resource of this site. It also teaches you how to clean your horse properly. Get the formula down and your manes can look like this every time.  I suspect this took about 35 minutes.  Here's how to be your best braider.

Enjoy,
Ruthann

*This grey is SHINING IN THE DARK for Lucky Braids All-In-One Shampoo.