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Stabled horses should be frank baines saddle for sale groomed thoroughly every day, not simply to make them look smart, but to keep their coats and their skins in healthy condition. Horses at liberty, although they cannot groom themselves, can do a lot for their coats and skins. They can roll if they feel itchy or are sweaty; they can rub themselves against trees to help them shed their coats in frank baines saddle for sale spring or autumn; they can scratch each other when they feel like it, and if they have itchy places under their bellies or between their thighs, they can find handy shrubs or bushes to rub against.
Grooming does not constitute a gentle going over with a brush. On the frank baines saddle for sale contrary, it is a strenuous exercise for the groom, who even in cold weather should get quite hot in the process.
Grooming kit consists of a dandy brush, body brush, water brush, curry comb, mane comb, hoof pick, hoof oil and brush, stable rubber, small sponges, a rubber curry comb and a sweat scraper at frank baines saddle for sale.
The dandy brush is used only for removing surface mud and dirt, and frank baines saddle for sale never on the horse’s more sensitive parts such as the under-belly, between the thighs, and the face. Nor should it be used on the mane or tail as it breaks the hairs, producing a fringe effect on the mane and breaking the flow of the tail. The body brush is the main grease remover, and should be used with firm pressure (which does not mean banging it down on the coat). The grease is removed from the brush constantly by scraping it with the curry comb. This is the curry comb’s sole purpose. The water brush is used frank baines saddle for sale dampened, for laying the mane after brushing or before plaiting, and also for laying the tail before bandaging or plaiting. The hoof pick’s use is obvious and very important. Hoof oil helps to prevent brittleness, especially in light-coloured hooves. The stable rubber is folded into a pad and used to give the horse a final polish, but it can be used also to dry the horse’s ears if he comes in wet and cold. The small sponges are for the eyes and nostrils, and for the dock. A rubber curry comb can be helpful when a horse is casting his coat and, used with a circular movement, it will remove a lot of loose hair. The massaging effect is also appreciated by the horse. The sweat scraper frank baines saddle for sale has a squeegee action and is used to remove excess sweat or water from the coat.
Grooming, particularly of the body with the body brush, should be done without gloves, so that the sensitive tips of the fingers can be used to feel for any lumps or scratches or irregularities in the skin. Always run your hands down the legs. They should feel cool, almost cold, and the tendons should be frank baines saddle for sale firm. If you feel little nodules of mud or dirt work these out gently with the fingers, and then use the brush afterwards. If mud or dirt are left on the legs, they will eventually clog the pores, and may produce a condition known as mud fever. Feel for mud also on the inside of the pasterns, between the coronet and the frank baines saddle for sale fetlock joint.
When grooming the head, the headcollar should be undone and buckled around the neck.