Hi! Today I want to talk about ways to make your horse absolutely ready for the show ring. Here are the tips I use:
Bathing: For my palomino-paint I use bright white shampoo. It brings out her natural shine and makes her glow
Mane: For her mane I use a comb that has a built in blade. It helps me even out her mane as well as thin it.
Tail: I use the same tool as the mane for shaping it. I use it to trim the small hairs on the dock making it into a nice shape. For lenght, I trim the tail just below the hocks. Don’t go too short, as the horse naturally raises their tail when they move.
Hooves: Use a moisturizer the day before, the get them healthy, and use the show-sheen polish the day of. It makes the hooves shine!
Fitness: Regularly exercise your horse to keep them fit and muscular. Don’t overwork your horse, just keep them in shape.
Brush: Remember to brush your horse regularly. It will help keep them healthy looking.
Vitamins: Invest in vitamins for mane, tail, and hooves.
Hi! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve just been crazy busy. Today I’m going to go over nosebleeds in horses. The causes are:
Induced pulmonary hemmorage
Growth in back of nose
Fungal infection in guttural pouch
Popped blood vessel
These can sound scary but there are ways to tell if it is serious or not. If there is just a little drip out of one nostril than it is probably minor if it is not reoccurring often. If it out of both nostrils or gushing you will want to call your vet.
Remember, I am not an expert so don’t just rely on me, please look it up yourself or contact your veterinarian.