Jennifer Whittle, eXtension HorseQuest Intern
We all spend countless hours getting our horses ready for the show ring. But how much effort do we really spend grooming our horse each day? Grooming is an important task that should be performed along with other daily tasks. Grooming keeps the horse’s skin healthy and provides a way for you to bond with your horse.
But before you even begin to groom your horse, you must understand how to safely handle your horse. When grooming, you have several options. You may tie your horse or you can have another handler hold the horse. To review other safe handling practices, check out the learning lessons and the instructional videos Ground Handling Horses Safely and Horse Owner Survival.
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Safely Working Around Horses
Basic grooming of horses requires a few, standard tools. These can usually be found at a local feed or tack store, and most grooming tools are relatively inexpensive. Here is a list of the basic grooming tools needed. To learn more about using each type of tool, click on the link.
Learn more about grooming a horse - check out these instructional videos!
For more information about grooming and handling your horse, check out the learning lesson, Horse Owner Survival.