Growing Horses Hair - Mane, Tail & Feather

Growing Hair - Myths & Best Practices for Horses & Ponies

By Ruthann Smith


Nature can often use a little nurturing. Whether your horse is losing hair to breakage, rubs or scrapes, you do well to promote healthy growth of strong hair. By working *with Mother Nature,* you can readily resolve and avert pervasive problems.

Nutrition. Any horse should have a well balanced diet. The trend is to over supplement, which has disadvantages. Simple and complete can do the trick. I find the bigger issue is that people inadvertently create conditions INHOSPITABLE to healthy hair growth.

First, this is what INHIBITS GROWTH:


Bottomline, SIMPLIFY.    Stimulate & support growth:

  1. Lots of short, quick strokes of a medium dandy brush along areas you want to stimulate growth.
  2. Simply use Lucky Braids All-In-One Shampoo.

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Ruthann Smith has spent a lifetime studying sound horsemanship- both as a groom for top international horses and as a renowned braider. Quietly twisting manes atop a ladder, she watched and learned in some of the best stables in the world.

As her passion for great grooming grew, Ruthann became focused on researching, collecting and sharing the best practices of the world’s keenest horsemen. Ultimately, Ruthann used her vast experience to develop exceptional equine grooming products to help raise the bar of horsemanship.

The knowledge she dispenses and the products Ruthann developed solve age-old grooming issues. Making quality horse care easier, they have received the highest honors in the equine industry*. Her Lucky Braids for Top Turnout coat care and braiding products are the best, most versatile, cost-effective and easiest solutions available on the market today.

Now Ruthann offers her LOVE, LOVE Guarantee. If not totally thrilled with a product she developed, Ruthann will refund you in full, regardless of where you purchased it.

It’s her life’s mission to empower horses by educating, motivating and equipping their people to be true horsemen. You can access Ruthann’s tips at: The Grooming Resource on, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and her Horsemanship Clinics.

*After testing 350 products, Lucky Braids All-In-One Horse Shampoo was named product of the year by Horse Journal, the “Consumer Reports” of the industry. They also named Lucky Braids Shampoo and Top Pick for greys and whites. Lucky Braids specialized braiding yarn also got stellar reviews.