Mane and Tail Conditioner
Horse Clippers and Trimmers
Horse Grooming Brushes and Accessories
Brush - on Grooming Sprays
Do I need to keep my horses mane and tail brushed?
It should be part of your horse care routine to give your horse a brush all over and comb their mane and tail through. Getting knots and tangles out soon will mean less hair breakage and the risk of it getting caught in and on things is also reduced. Use a good quality grooming spray such as Canter Mane and Tail as sold here and good brushes, also available in a range of styles and sizes in this section.
Why does my horse try to bite me when I groom him?
Some horses ( especially young ones ) get nippy when you're grooming them because they're trying to groom you back. In a herd, horses will stand nose to tail and use their teeth and lips to groom each other, so a young horses think they're returning the favor by “grooming” you back. Just be aware and of course they mean no harm.
How can I keep my horse calm when clipping?
It is no surprise that the vibrations and hum from the clippers can unsettle a horse not used to being clipped. Try switching the clippers on where they can see them so they can tell the noise is not a problem or threat for them, then put your hand on their coat with the clippers on top ( so the clippers are not actually touching them ) and move your hand & clippers over their coat without cutting, so they can feel the vibrations but only very gently and therefore get used to the feeling and noise before you actually clip.
Why do I get lines when I clip my horse?
They can be caused by inconsistent pressure while you are clipping, a dirty horse (so at the very least brush them well before you start) using different clippers that have varying clipper blade lengths (most common is when your batteries run out mid-clip, so ensure you charge them well before you start) not going directly against the growth of the hair (so feel the coat as you clip to ensure you are going against it) and dull blades (a real problem and they can then nick the horse as you will push harder and more forcefully - spare or new blades are available here, or your blades can be sent away for sharpening so try to be organised or send them just after you clip, then they'll be back ready for next time ) You can get rid of lines by re-clipping the area, making sure to go against the direction of hair growth, but be careful not to push inwards too hard .
What can I put on my horse once I have groomed or clipped them?
We have a whole range of products above which will not only enhance their look but also benefit their coat or hooves, Try the Stubben Brush-on range of sprays, in Cherry Blossom, Sunflower or Rose and Green tea scents, to help de-tangle, smooth and sooth and leave a fresh scent too. For their hooves, we have Stubben hoof oil, frog care and balm, so their feet will look show ready every day. Now don't forget to take a photo....they never looked better.