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Grooming halters don’t have throatlatches. This makes for easy grooming of the face.

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Horse Grooming Tips and Tools

April 09, 2014

Here are some of our favorite horse-grooming tips, tricks, and tools from our Facebook fans.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

December 19, 2013

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Body Clipping Conundrum

November 26, 2013

Of the 1,410 voters in last week's poll, 988 (70%) said they do not body clip their horse during winter. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Whisker Decisions

November 12, 2013

Of the 1,212 voters, 848 (70%) indicated they do not clip their horses' whiskers.... Read More

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Grooming For Health

November 11, 2013

Your daily grooming regime requires commitment. Its rewards are your horse's continued well-being and comfort.... Read More

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Clipping Your Horse's Coat

November 06, 2013

One way to cope with a winter coat is to clip it off. But with clipping comes certain responsibilities. ... Read More

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Hair Coat Conundrums

November 04, 2013

Each of your horse's hairs speaks volumes about his overall health, nutrition status, and genetic makeup. ... Read More

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

October 15, 2013

If we want to better manage our horses' winter coats, we need to understand what they are and how they grow.... Read More

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Is Clipping Still Stressful for Well-Behaved Horses?

September 23, 2013

Study results suggest that even if horses don't seem to mind clipping, they might still find it stressful.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning? Don't forget Sheath Cleaning

May 14, 2013

One veterinarian offers some tips on an often overlooked but extremely important task: sheath cleaning.... Read More

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Post-Body Clipping Hives

June 01, 2012

Can clipping horses' body hair off for the winter cause hives? And are there any remedies?... Read More

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Dirty or Shy?

October 10, 2011

I rescued a gelding earlier this year, and I have noticed he has some weird tendencies when urinating.... Read More

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Once-Over Grooming

July 01, 2011

Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning: Readers Get Barns in Shape

March 29, 2011

More than 540 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you 'spring clean' your farm?"... Read More

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A Sticky Situation: Getting Tar Off Your Horse

August 01, 2010

I painted some boards with tar rather than black paint. Of course my bay and white Pinto mare got some in her ... Read More

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Sunburn and Photosensitivity in Horses

August 01, 2010

Like humans, horses are susceptible to sunburn, especially on the non-pigmented pink-skinned areas of the body. The skin condition photosensitization (a sensitivity to sun exposure) is different from sunburn in that it often affects both pigmented... Read More

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Focus on Health: The External Horse

August 01, 2010

Maintaining of a horse's hair coat takes a lot of energy, protein, and certain trace elements and minerals. ... Read More

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Fly Spray Effects Vary by Insect, Application

March 18, 2010

How well a fly spray kills certain insects depends on the species of the insect and length of application. ... Read More

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Louisiana Vet Aids Haiti Animal Response

March 03, 2010

The trip's mission was to assist the Haitian people with animal-related issues arising from recent earthquakes. The ARCH coalition is focusing on restoring community structure by treating livestock, poultry, donkeys, and horses in affected areas, and... Read More

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Link Between Facial Hair Whorls and Horse 'Handedness' Reported

June 23, 2008

Irish researchers identified a unique link between equine motor laterality, or "handedness," and specific characteristics of facial hair whorls (trichoglyphs): right-handed horses had significantly more clockwise whorls whereas whorls were more... Read More

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Groom Carefully as Tick Season Fires Up

May 12, 2008

Everyone wants their horses to be healthy. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, for which there is no currently licensed equine vaccine available. Pay careful attention to your horses and monitor them for ticks. Lyme disease can also occur in humans, ... Read More

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Grooming Products

May 01, 2008

Good management is as important as good products when caring for your horse's coat, mane, and tail.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Battling Rain Rot

March 13, 2008

Nearly 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Has your horse had rain rot?"

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Clipper Blade Myths and Folklore

February 01, 2005

First, let me explain how this whole thing started. I am a sharpener who does clipper blades, scissors, and clipper repairs for professional groomers, home groomers, colleges, beauticians, etc. Basically, I work for anybody who uses these tools.... Read More

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Horse Care in the Fall

September 28, 2004

Fall deworming is important; winter is usually when internal parasites do the most damage and rob the horse of vital nutrients. By fall the worm eggs and larvae eaten during spring and summer have matured and are living in the digestive tract unless ... Read More