Horse Health

Grooming Guide

October 1, 2009

Get the quick tips you need to groom your horse properly.

GroomingFrom AQHA Corporate Partner Farnam

Whether you’re at a show or on a trail ride, it takes time and dedication to make your horse shine. Let Farnam show you how to keep your horse looking like the winner he is with the new Vetrolin grooming guide. Here are a few quick bathing tips:

  • To wash the tail, dunk it in a bucket and work the soap in gently with your hands. Use the tail ends to suds the entire tail. Don’t scrub too hard–it can break off hairs.
  • Scrub the tail down to the roots. Lingering dirt becomes obvious if you braid your horse’s tail for a show.

Thinking about breeding your horse? Let AQHA help with tips from our Horse Reproduction report. You’ll learn all about breeding with our four-part guide to breeding your horse.

  • Be sure to rinse your horse thoroughly. Soap residue can cause irritation.
  • When you’re short on time, bathe your horse with Vetrolin Body Wash. One-step shampoo applicator attaches to the hose to get deep down to the skin and blast out the dirt and sweat in just minutes!
  • After you’ve bathed your horse, clean your brushes by soaking them in the sudsy water for a few minutes. A clean brush helps keep your horse cleaner longer.

Each page of this informational guide discusses techniques for keeping your horse looking and feeling his best. Topics include proper bathing and tail cleaning, cleaning tough stains, managing unruly hair, adding a shine and protecting the coat and hair which all help keep your horse looking show-ring ready. Procedures for soothing and invigorating your horse after a workout to help keep him in top form are also discussed.

The guide also provides money-saving tips that help cost-conscious horse owners make their favorite Vetrolin products last longer.

The Vetrolin grooming guide is available at participating feed and tack stores, retailer open houses and major equine trade shows and events.

If you’re planning on breeding your mare, you should check out our Horse Reproduction report. It’s a four-part guide on pregnant mare care tips and breeding.