Category

Horse

Braid Technique: Button Braid

Create a neat, stylish braid for showing this year with these easy to follow tips: Divide the hair neatly into sections, using a clip if necessary to keep the hair from falling back into place. In your first section, divide the hair into three equal parts. Take the outer piece of hair from the right and pull it tightly over so it becomes the centre strand. Do the same with the left hand side piece and repeat until you have braided to the end of the hair. Use a rubber... Read More

Give Horses Show-Worthy Coats

Get coats to look their best with our liquid products, developed especially for equine skin and hair. Our Show Coat Kit is ideal for any owner or shower looking to enhance the look of their horse’s coat. Groomers Show Coat Kit The Groomers Show Coat Kit comprises of 250ml bottles of the following products: Crown Coat with Royal Jelly contains very high levels of natural proteins, viamins and sugars for all round condition and general wellbeing. All of these ingredients combine to give the coat a soft texture and healthy shine... Read More

How To Put a Tail Bag on a Horse

Bag up your horse’s tail to protect it from the elements and to allow growth. Just complete these easy to follow steps: Find the end of the tail bone and divide the hair evenly into three sections to braid it securely downwards. It is imperative that the braid begins right where the tail bone ends, otherwise the braid will be too loose and in a short time the bag will slip down. Extend your braid to the end of the tail, leaving only about one inch of unbraided hair. Tie... Read More

Braid Technique: Hunter Braid

Create a neat Hunter-style braid for Hunter competitions with these easy to follow tips: Divide the hair neatly into small sections, using a clip if necessary to keep the hair from falling back into place. In your first section, divide the hair into three equal parts. Take the outer piece of hair from the right and pull it tightly over so it becomes the centre strand. Do the same with the left hand side piece and repeat until you have braided to the end of the hair. Remember to keep... Read More

Keep Your White Horse Pristine

Do you have a show or an event coming up? We know that it is very difficult to keep white horses looking perfect, so we have devised a few tips and tricks to help with this issue. While you may not be able to stop horses from rolling in the field or caking themselves in mud, you can try to prevent staining and keep the coat in a presentable state after the incident has occurred. Keep light sheets on in pasture and stalls if need be to protect most of... Read More

Equine Valentine Gifts

Treat your friends and partners with horse-related gifts this February. Groomers have a host of gifts available for you to choose from, and here are our five picks: Horse Patterned Tote Bag This sophisticated bag features a repeating pattern of horses and horseshoes in chocolate and cream. The bag is constructed from a wipe-clean canvas, and features a zipper and Velcro closure. It has one main compartment with two interior pockets as well as a sizeable rear flap pocket. A perfect accessory for days out. Wallet Find the matching wallet... Read More

Love Your Horse: Grooming Equipment

It wouldn’t be Valentines month without a treat for your horse, whether that is a nice brush down or some much-needed maintenance. We have selected a few choice pieces of grooming equipment that we think will really help. Andis SuperSpeed Horse Clipper Keep coats short and neat with this Andis clipper, specially designed with a large blade to make horse clipping much easier and faster. This clipper features a sealed motor for quiet operation and a durable outer casing to withstand any knocks it might get. Bentley Slip-Not Large Grooming... Read More

Braiding Tips

Achieve perfectly presented braids on manes and tails by following these helpful tips: Mist the hair with Plait n’ Go when you begin to give a better grip, easier management and a crisp finish. Section the mane in equal sections before you begin instead of doing one at a time and ending up with one braid smaller than the rest. Use bands or clips to ensure hair stays in the correct sections. Ensure the braid is tight for a sleek, professional look, and ensure that it starts as close to the neck... Read More

Young Rider Development

Do you have a young, talented rider in the family? This year may be the time for them to really grow as a rider. Here is a selection of the opportunities available to them to develop their riding skills: The World Class Programme – Funded by Lottery and Exchequer funding via UK Sport, the Programme (comprising Development, Performance and Equine) supports a pathway to success for dressage, eventing, para-equestrian dressage and showjumping athletes. BEF England Excel Talent Programme – Funded by Sport England, the Programme aims to give talented young... Read More

Reduce Worm Burdens in Horses

Follow our advice on how to reduce the number of worm larvae your horse is exposed to: Poo pick twice a week or as often as possible. Rest the pasture or rotate the pastures systematically to help break worm lifecycles. The minimum recommended period of time to rest a pasture is three months. Use inedible bedding to reduce the risk of ingesting parasites. Keep feed hay in nets or mangers to reduce the number of parasites crawling in. If possible, keep pasture stocking levels to a minimum; ideally one or... Read More