Teat Care for Mares - Grooming for Health & Horsemanship

Teat Care: Mare Care for Horses' Health and Comfort


Mare Teat Care


 Some mares need their teats wiped clean every day. They get grimy or crusty. In this pic, you can see all the crevices where smegma would build up. Dirty teats can hurt, making mares defensive, kick, rub their tails, etc.

You don't want to put anything on skin that would strip oils or attract dirt.  Handy wipes can be drying. A clean cloth or paper towel damp with water will do.

Once clean, daily grooming with a soft dandy brush or towel can keep teats in good condition- skin supple and resilient.

If you have not been keeping up on your mare's teats, she may be sore. The flank is a vulnerable area. Let her know you are approaching and go easy. 

Lucky Braids Handy Salve can help soothe skin, soften and dissolve smegma. The All-In-One Shampoo cleans and conditions skin for comfy teats.  ~Ruthann

Special thanks to Rebecca Wagner-Hopkins, who practiced sound horsemanship to safely capture this image.


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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 LuckyBraids.com, 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.