Georgia Horseback News

How to get burrs & stickers out of your horses' mane and tail? November 13 2016

Put the scissors down.  You can do this.  Breathe deeply.  Add oil.  This process will have many benefits:  untangled mane and/or tail, deep conditioning of the mane and/or tail, and a mini spa treatment for your hands, too.    This is really a new style of hat.     The name of the game is to remove the burrs and keep most of the mane and tail intact.  So, you...

Raise horse grooming IQ when temperatures fall November 07 2016

Like it or not, cool weather is upon us. If you’re conscientious horse owner, you’re making plans to ensure your horse is properly groomed as temperatures dip and seasons change. Colder temperatures pose a unique challenge with two main factors–the amount of time the horse will spend in the elements, and how much exercise your horse will receive in the cooler months. With that information in mind, here are my...

Can I use WD-40 or other chemical solvents on my horse? May 02 2016

Please, for the love of horses, keep WD40 (and all household cleaners and chemicals) FAR AWAY FROM HORSES.  I know I’m probably going to sound like a nagging mother about this, but I have seen way to many pictures and suggestions on the internet lately of using WD-40 on horses, it’s just wrong.     The front of the can spells out some of the dangers.    I personally love...