Posts Tagged ‘grooming’

Battle of the Bugs

Spring is here, which means that the bugs will be back too. Those pesky flies have bothered humans and their horses since the beginning of time. Luckily, there are measures that you can take to keep the bugs at bay. Fly Masks A great way to keep flies off of your horse’s face and out…

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Beyond the Hunter Braid: Braiding for Long Manes

Author: Debby Stansell, Alaria Moss Gypsy Horses There is  nothing like a long  flowing mane and tail, all clean, sparkling and  blowing in the wind, to make a horse lover’s heart smile, but sometimes, that long mane is not appropriate or comfortable. If you are showing in some types of horse show classes, you will want a more “controlled” look, or on summer trail rides, you…

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Ask the Equine Vet: Rain Rot

Every horse owner has experienced or knows someone whose horse has experienced Rain Rot. Those painful, oozing, crusty scabs that can seemingly appear overnight and seem to spread at the speed of light. What is Rain Rot? Dermatophilosis, more commonly referred to as “Rain Rot” is an infection of the epidermis of the skin by…

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Tips & Tricks for Bathing Your Horse

Author:  Debby Stansell, Alaria Moss Gypsy Horses At my last horse show, as my large, mostly white, Gypsy gelding walked into the warm-up ring, someone asked me, “How long does it take you to get him  that white?”  With a chuckle I replied, “Five years!” Bottom line, you cannot get a white horse, or a horse…

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Combat Common Winter Ailments with a Regular Grooming Routine

A regular grooming routine can help you combat common winter ailments that effect your horse’s hooves, skin, and coat.  Use these winter grooming tips to keep your horse healthy this winter.  Also, find out what our customers, Facebook Fans, and staff members told us are their favorite winter grooming products. Protect Your Horse’s Hooves: Daily…

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