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...

Grooming Under the Horse Tail August 27 2016

Can I just skip grooming under my horses tail - skip cleaning his anus?  Or her anus and her exterior genitals? As tempting as it is to routinely skip this area, it’s just as important to clean and inspect under the tail as the eyes and feet.  There’s a lot that can go on under the tail - some things are benign, some are downright dangerous.  Daily handing and grooming...

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...

The Importance of Grooming Your Horse April 17 2016

Sometimes horse owners underestimate the importance of regular horse grooming, thinking that it pertains mostly to visual appeal.Although it is true that grooming does help bring out the best in your horse's attractiveness, that's actually the least important reason why you should groom a horse regularly. Horse grooming plays an important role in promoting good long-term  horse  health.  Horse owners know that picking hooves can help keep thrush at bay,...

Book: World Class Grooming January 29 2016

World Class Grooming  - Click the image to buy it on Amazon. In World-Class Grooming for Horses, two of the best professional horse grooms in the business share their trade secrets for topnotch turnout and performance. Authored by Cat Hill and Emma Ford, this is the ultimate modern day guide for all riders who want their horses to look and feel their best. It contains more than 1,200 color photographs...

HandsOn Gloves Provide a Better, Easier Way to Bathe Horses and Dogs December 21 2015

Get ready to throw out all of your bathing mitts and scrubbers in the trash for good. Remember as a young kid bathing horses and not understanding what the useless bathing mitts were good for? And then, as you got older and your hands were bigger, the mitts were still useless and wouldn’t stay on – especially for the soapy, wet conditions they were designed for? These problems were the...

The Amazing HandsOn Grooming Gloves December 08 2015

Why Are These Gloves So Amazing? Well first of all it allows you to groom with both hands.  The gloves provide a massage effect that allows you to move to areas where the curry comb can't like tight body contours and sensitive areas such as around the ears, circling the legs, and the face.  There are scrubbing nodules on the fingers and palms of the gloves. Massaging with both hands...