Horse grooming is an important part of being a horse rider, regular grooming helps your horse stay clean, feel clean and helps keep a good level of hygiene.
Horse grooming is a fairly vague term as they are many different elements to grooming horses, here at Online for Equine we have created a horse grooming section to help you tackle the issue of cleanliness and hygiene.
Reason for Horse Grooming
There are many reasons why grooming horse is beneficial to the rider as well as the horse. Firstly, the general health of the horse's skin, coat and mane will drastically improve when cared for. Certain ailments and health problems can actually manifest themselves and grown if the horse's body is untended (including thrush).
A horse will have a lot of tack
on at any one time, although each piece serves a purpose, it can cause a lot of irritation and chaffing on the horse's skin over time. If you do not groom your horse this can lead to a lot discomfort.
Grooming horses allows you to check the horse's physical health and spot any skin issues, cuts, lameness, swelling and temperature changes (indicating the horse could be sick). It also helps form a solid relationship bond between the horse and rider, which is possibly the most important thing (or at least our favourite thing).