Grooming your horse not only allows them to be clean, but also allows you to better understand their personality and behaviour.
I have an essentials to keeping your horse clean post written a while back which may help you if you wish to have a sparkly pony!
Naturally in the wild, horses groom each other. Domesticated horses that don’t have that option specifically need more attention in that sense. Horses are social animals and love the contact.
Here are some dot points as to why grooming is beneficial:
- Increase blood flow around your horses body
- Increase the bond between you and your horse
- Helps to decrease skin conditions
- Helps you to notice any changes in your horses body or any injuries
- Increases your horses comfort
- Remove sweat stains
- Your horse looks great after
- Great exercises for you!
Grooming doesn’t take so long on a daily basis, but I would recommend at least once a week to treat your horse to a “spa day” and really take your time with them.
Make sure you always brush your horse after they are dry from a ride in order to avoid sweat stains that allow their coat to clump up.
Here is a video of how to groom your horse if you are not sure what steps to take:
Hope this helps 🙂