How to Groom a Horse and Why

How to Groom a Horse and Why

By Jennifer Allbright

Grooming a horse safely and correctly is a very important part of daily horse care. It is a great time to check over the horse for any issues on his skin, back, and girth area and to get an idea of how the horse is feeling that day. You should groom a horse before you take it out for riding or exercising. It helps keep them healthy and looking good.

First, halter and tie the horse to a ring or safety string attached to something solid. If the horse pulls back, you don’t want the horse’s halter tied to something that will swing or be pulled out of the ground. A ring on a wall meant for tying or a solid fence post often works well. You can also use cross-ties if you have two rings and cross-ties.

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