Shed and Shine - It's Shedding Season!

Shed and Shine – It’s Shedding Season!

Shedding season is upon us! Is your horse still in their winter woollies? There’s no denying, they spend the colder months looking a little worse for wear. Despite blood, sweat, tears and endless hours of grooming. But we’ve got good news – The end is finally in sight! Temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer, which can mean only one thing… SPRING! Over the coming weeks (February to April) shedding will be in full force. Take a look at our favourite products and top tips for shifting even the most stubborn hair.

That Last Chance Clip!


If your horse has been clipped all Winter we can see why the temptation to do one last trim would be almost too much to handle. There’s no arguing that one way to banish their winter coat is by clipping it all away! But here’s a little food for thought. Clipping any later than February, risks their coat growing back dull and textured.

Keep Them Warm

Keeping Warm

Timing is key! We’re all desperate to get the heavyweight rugs packed away. However, keeping your horse toasty-warm for the next few weeks will encourage their coat to shed properly. If your horse has been rugged all season they’ll be used to being warm. Ditching the rugs too soon will give them an excuse to keep hold of that thick coat a lot longer. So, keep their bedding thick and dry and keep their winter rugs around for a little longer.

Shedding Must-Haves

Tip Tip: Groom your horse daily to stay on top of the job!

Shedding - Grooming Glove

HandsOn Grooming Gloves Black

HandsOn Grooming Gloves are a staple for every animal owner! Nodules on the palm and fingers are great for removing stubborn stains and excess hair. Not to mention they provide a fantastic massage!

Shedding - Metal Blade

Shires Metal Sweat/Shedding Blade

A truly versatile addition to your grooming kit, you’ll soon wonder how you coped without a Shires Shedding Blade! You can use this tool in two ways, the smooth edge removes excess water after bathing and the serrated edge removes loose hair.

Shedding - Grooming Block

Lincoln Grooming Block

Designed to remove grease, dried mud and loose hair, the Lincoln Grooming Block is a great way to encourage your horse’s coat to shed.

Shedding - Magic Brush


Cleansing, massaging and grooming all in one, the MagicBrush is perfect for every situation. Designed for use year round, they’re great for bathing, malting and stain removal. 

Shedding - Rubber Burry Comb

Shires Rubber Curry Comb

Rather than just pulling hair out, the Shires Curry Comb promotes blood flow, this causes the hair follicles to soften. As a result, it encourages pain free shedding of even the most difficult coat.

Shedding - LeMieux Razor

LeMieux Close Shave Disposable Equine Razor

Is your horse sporting an impressive winter moustache? The LeMieux Close Shave Disposable Equine Razor is just what you need! Safe by design, it’s perfect for removing unwanted hair from your horse’s face, muzzle and legs.


Now that your horse is free from unwanted hair and squeaky clean it’s time for the finishing touches!

Shedding - Magic Sheen

Shapleys Magic Sheen

Magic Sheen is the perfect way to give your horse’s coat, mane and tail a healthy shine. The gentle formula is safe for every day use and won’t dry out your horse’s hair. Repelling dirt and grease for up to one week, it makes grooming quicker and easier.

Shedding - Dream Coat

Carr & Day & Martin® Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish

Want to achieve the ultimate shine? Get your hands on Carr & Day & Martin® Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish! Its unique formula creates a high shine, glossy finish that highlights muscle definition, without leaving a slippery residue. You can also apply it to the mane and tail to add shine and prevent knots.

Shedding - NAF Shine On

NAF Five Star Shine On Grooming Spray

Need a little extra shine for an upcoming show? NAF Five Star Shine On Grooming Spray is a fine mist, designed to make your horses coat gleam like glass and feel like silk. Can also be applied to the mane and tail for a silky soft and tangle free result!

We hope that you have found these grooming tips useful! If you’re off to pamper your horse we’d love to see the before and after pictures! If you have any questions or additional tips, please leave a comment.

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