Shed and Shine – Spring Grooming

Spring Grooming

Has winter left your horse looking less than their best? We’ve put together a selection of top tips and essential grooming products to help you get your horse gleaming this spring!

Spring Shedding

Shedding season is upon us! Is your horse still in their winter woolies? Your not alone! Good news though, we’re here to help. First of all, here’s a bit more information about some of our favourite grooming tools, perfect for when they’re shedding!

Shedding Must-Haves

1. Shires Metal Sweat/Shedding Blade  – £3.99

A truly versatile addition to your grooming kit, you’ll soon wonder how you coped without it! You can use this tool in two ways, the smooth edge removes excess water and the  serrated edge removes loose hair and brings dirt and grease to the surface.

2. HandsOn Grooming Glove – £17.99

Does your horse love a good scratch? If so this is the perfect grooming tool for you! The HandsOn Grooming Glove is a great alternative to a traditional rubber curry comb.  Bristles  on the palm and down the fingers help to remove stubborn stains and excess hair. Best of all they are suitable for both wet and dry use.

3. Lincoln Ultimate Groomer – £16.99

Looking for the ultimate grooming tool?  Quick, easy and effective, the Lincoln Ultimate Groomer is the one for you! This impressive grooming tool effectively removes the winter coat and dirt while promoting improved circulation and hair growth.

4. SoloGroom SoloComb – £13.99

Dreading pulling your horse’s mane and tail? Don’t worry, this is the perfect tool for making it a lot less stressful! The SoloGroom SoloComb is a great alternative to the traditional pulling comb. Easy to use and painless for your horse, it’s a win-win. Designed to stand the test of time, the body of the comb is hard wearing and the cutting blade is easy to replace.

5. Oster Rake Coarse 10 Teeth – £19.99

Looking to improve the condition of your horses coat, skin, mane and tail? The Oster rake is a versatile thinning tool, which can be used all over the horse. When used on the body it is great for removing dead undercoat. Additionally, it can be used on the mane and tail for shaping and thinning without causing pain or loosing that hand finished look.

6. LeMieux Close Shave Disposable Equine Razor – £1.99

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.

Wash Away Winter

Now that you’ve helped your horse to shed any excess winter hair it’s a great time to give them a bath! This will help you to remove any remaining deep rooted dirt, grease and stains.

Spectacular Shampoos

1. Wahl Showman Shampoos – £7.50

Whether you’re horse is white, black or chestnut Wahl have got you covered! Wahl Shampoo is made using an highly concentrated, effective and balanced formula. It’s great for removing dirt, grease and stains. It leaves your horse’s coat shiny and glossy by refreshing the natural pigment within the hair.

2. Carr & Day & Martin® Gallop® Stain Removing Shampoo – £7.99

Do you own a grey or coloured horse? There’s nothing worse than  stubborn stains that you just can’t get rid of! Carr & Day & Martin® Gallop® Stain Removing Shampoo is a solution to your problems. The extra thick, purple, concentrated shampoo has powerful stain, grease, dust and dirt removing properties. It’s ideal for problem areas like hocks, knees and feathers.

3. NAF Five Star Show Off Shampoo – £7.99

Stand out in the show ring with NAF Five Star Show Off Shampoo! Not only does it remove dirt and grease, it’s also designed to deeply condition your horses coat, leaving them with dazzling shine and enhanced colour.

Finishing Touches

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

Mane, Tail & Coat

  1. Shapleys Magic Sheen – £15.95

Shapleys 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. Magic Sheen repels dirt and grease for up to one week, making grooming quicker and easier.

2. Carr & Day & Martin® Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish – 10.99

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

Finishing Touches

3. NAF Five Star Shine On Grooming Spray – £9.99

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. Additionally, it leaves their mane and tail silky soft and tangle free!

Hoof Care

No hoof, no horse! With summer on its way dry ground can lead to damaged, cracked hooves. Get ahead of the game, prepare your horses hooves early. Whether you’re looking for a moisturising hoof balm or high shine show worthy polish, we’ve got just what you need.

1. Supreme Products Hoof Paint – £10.99

Whether your horses hooves are black or white supreme products have got you covered!  Supreme Products Hoof Paint is an easy to use, super shiny paint, which will make their hooves glisten on show day. When applied to dry, clean hooves, the paint stays shiny in most conditions. The formula is water based, so it doesn’t seal the hooves and doesn’t need chemical removal.

2. Carr & Day & Martin® Cornucrescine Hoof Oil

Keep your horses feet moisturised to help prevent cracks, splits and damage in dry conditions. Carr & Day & Martin® Cornucrescine Daily Moisturiser has a water based formula, it penetrates deep into the hoof to aid moisture replacement. Cornucrescine Daily Moisturiser is free from oils and greases, when used daily it can help maintain optimum hoof moisture.

Looking for something show ring worthy? Carr & Day & Martin® Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil maintains and protects the hoof while leaving a long-lasting show ring shine. As the name suggests it’s rich in tea tree oil, known for its antibacterial and anti fungal properties. This will help to prevent infection and keep the hoof healthy.

3. Silverfeet Hoof Balm – £11.99

Silverfeet Hoof Balm offers the ultimate in hoof protection and conditioning. It’s made with vegetable oil, beeswax, essential oils and silver ions. Together these ingredients help to maintain hoof health, combat bacteria and reduce unpleasant odours. It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. Therefore, it is safe for daily use. Silverfeet has a pleasant smell, is easy to apply, produces a long lasting shine and can be applied to the hoof wall, sole and frog.

Grooming Time!

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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