Straighten Manes

Straighten Manes

Horse Mane

WET BRUSH to straighten manes.

This horse was assembling for the Winter Equestrian Festival Parade of Circuit Champions- Perhaps one of the most important photo opp’s of this horse’s career. A wet brush would have done wonders. Shoot for top turnout.

It is actually easier to do things well… When hair is left braided or kinked, natural oils don’t readily move down the strands to enrich and protect them.

That’s why leaving braids in overnight makes hair brittle to break. Even if horses don’t rub, there is little left to twist by the end of season. Do you know someone with frizzy hair that is dry and brittle? Kinks in manes and tails represent the same dynamic.

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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.