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By Ted Rufo
Grooming your horse daily provides a varietyof benefits. Regular grooming encourages theproduction of healthy oil, prevent...
1. There are a variety of grooming brushes that work bestwith specific brushing patterns. To maximize the shine onyour hor...
Although horse grooming sounds like achore, Ted Rufo notes that it can be agenuine pleasure. Cleaning a horse’s coat is am...
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Guidelines for horse grooming by ted rufo

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Grooming your horse daily provides a variety of benefits. Regular grooming encourages the production of healthy oil, prevents dirt and mud from building up under the horse's tacks, and offers the chance to bond with the animal. Below, Ted Rufo, a longtime horse lover, offers basic tips for optimizing the grooming process.

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Guidelines for horse grooming by ted rufo

  1. 1. By Ted Rufo
  2. 2. Grooming your horse daily provides a varietyof benefits. Regular grooming encourages theproduction of healthy oil, prevents dirt andmud from building up under the horsestacks, and offers the chance to bond with theanimal. Below, Ted Rufo, a longtime horselover, offers basic tips for optimizing thegrooming process.
  3. 3. 1. There are a variety of grooming brushes that work bestwith specific brushing patterns. To maximize the shine onyour horse’s coat, take the time to invest in the rightequipment and learn proper techniques.2. Before the start of each session, confirm that the animalis standing properly and tied in a safe and shadedlocation. Additionally, the horse’s coat should be dry.3. Start brushing behind the ears, then move down theneck, back, and belly, until you reach the hindquarters.Brush bony parts of your horse’s body gently. Also,remember to clean your horse’s feet each day.4. While grooming, avoid walking to the rear of your horseunless he is aware of your presence. If possible, groom inan outdoor location to minimize dust.
  4. 4. Although horse grooming sounds like achore, Ted Rufo notes that it can be agenuine pleasure. Cleaning a horse’s coat is ameditative experience both horse andgroomer can appreciate.

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