Shiny Happy Horses

May 17, 2022

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Rich Strike's Soft Eye Tells His Groom's Story

Rich Strike's soft eye tells us he is accustomed to quality care. It tells me he can rest assured all his needs will be met. Now we have more evidence...

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February 15, 2018

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True LOVE


True love is making horses comfortable in their skin.  Here's how the feel is passed through generations of great grooms, as well as how you can save on prized grooming products for horses and dogs...

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January 07, 2018

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HAY for WARMTH

Horses’ natural furnace is their digestive system.  Designed to forage day and night, keeping hay in front of them is one way to keep horses WARM.  Here are IMPORTANT factors regarding: choosing hay, its placement, watering, weight management, etc...

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November 13, 2017

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Moving Horses' Blankets

Do you know a horse that gets defensive when you fuss with his blankets?  He's had a bad experience.  Never pull horses' clothes.  It hurts!

To keep horses comfy and warm, fold blankets forward and LIFT to move them. 

Here's more Blanketing Rules.
November 13, 2017

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Defend Against Scratches!

Horse Running Scratches

 

Dampness makes for scratches -- Your best defense against crud on heels is to only put bone dry legs in or out. Great grooms never veer from this rule to live by.  Here's more on how to treat and protect against scratches...

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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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