Grooming

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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De-static Your Horse

January 30, 2014

Get tips on how to combat static electricity on your horse's hair coat and avoid shocking your horse.... 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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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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The Long and the Short of Horse Manes

November 08, 2013

What does your horse sport: Long luxurious locks or a tidy pulled mane?... 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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Build an Outdoor Wash Rack

June 24, 2013

Here are a few key points to keep in mind for setting up your outdoor wash rack.... 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

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Common Equine Skin Conditions

March 19, 2012

Equine skin conditions range from fungi to allergens to who-knows what.... 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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Skin Disease

November 13, 2008

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