Horse grooming is the process of hygienic care provided to a horse for the purpose of enhancement as well as health and wellbeing. Grooming is a very important component of horse care. Grooming should be contacted on a daily basis and the process allows the horse owner or handler to provide a thorough check of the horse and it’s general well-being and health. At the very least a horse should be groomed prior to being worked and at the completion of the workout. The main purpose of daily grooming is to improve the health of the coat and skin of your horse, reduce the possibility of assorted health problems such as skin irritations, thrush or general scratches, general hygiene of the horse so that chafing doesn’t occur under areas where the saddle and tack are place, provides an opportunity for the handler or horse owner to look for unexpected swelling, lameness, cuts, heat, a change in temperament, or missing horseshoes and finally, daily grooming with aid in developing a stronger bond between the horse and rider, which will ultimately improve all interactions with your horse.
Whether your clipping your horses bridle path, the whiskers on his chin, his fetlocks or maybe you body clip or trace clip your horse, you’re going to need reliable clippers. In order to extend the life of your clippers it is recommended that you clean your horse prior to clipping, adjust the tension on your clippers as required, ensure you are using the right size blades for the clipping job. If you have a long clipping job, you should clean, oil and/or spray your blades at intervals through the clipping process. It is also a good idea to removes the blades from your clippers and brush the hair build up away from the clipper area. To avoid your clippers overheating you should spray coolant on them periodically and let the clippers cool down if they get hot. Once you have finished clipping you should give the clippers a good clean, oil the blade to help keep them in good order and prevent corrosion. Periodically you should take the blades apart and briefly soak them in blade wash, then dry them thoroughly prior to placing them back on the clippers. It is also recommended that you loosen the set screw prior to storing your clippers. It would also be beneficial to remove the blades and wrap them in an oiled piece of fabric or paper, to prevent the blades from rusting. Servicing your clippers in this way will help keep the blades sharp and extend the life of your clippers.
To additionally save your grooming and clipping equipment you should store your equipment in a dry, protective container to keep them safe from the elements and easy to find when you need them again. Not to mention the fact that even if you own one horse, you need a lot of stuff, halters, wraps, rugs, bridles, brushes, shampoo, bug spray, saddles, hoof picks, sweat scrapers and the list goes on. Luckily, for horse owners, there are lots of options for storing your grooming equipment. From grooming tote bags, boxes, carry bags, and hanging bags just to name a few.