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
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.
Tip Tip: Groom your horse daily to stay on top of the job!
Now that your horse is free from unwanted hair and squeaky clean it’s time for the finishing touches!
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.
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.