Tips and Recommendations for the cleaning of your horse
Tips and Recommendations for the cleaning of your horse: As promised today i’ll give you some tips on how to properly clean your horse. I’ve tried a range of different brushes, more or less all gave the same result, although one clearly exceeded my expectations and now I can’t live without it. I’m talking of the pumice stone, and yes I’m not kidding.
Let me explain how it works.
Cleaning the horse is not an easy task, and if you love your horse and want to look good and healthy, the first thing to do is to take care of him and brush him properly, but this task is not always easy, especially if your horse is not sheared.
Choosing whether to shear or not the horse is a personal decision, for example, I have decided not to shear my Carpe Diem, because he is really sensitive to the noise of the clipper, which highly disturbs him, and two years ago they had to sedate him, thing i really don’t like to do.
So now to avoid all of this I prefer to put a little ‘more time into the cleaning” rather than make him live again this unpleasant experience.
Cleaning of your horse: Having said this I want to share my “discovery”, the pumice stone.
This pumice stone is obviously bigger than the one we usually use and is less rough, but how to properly use it? I’ll explain in the next section.
The pumice stone to clean the horse
Cleaning of your horse: As mentioned in the previous paragraph the pumice stone is a formidable “device” to clean the mantle of our horses, see photos for yourself. Not only can be used on the horse’s stomach and on the back but also on the legs which we often tend to forget.
How to use the pumice stone to clean the horse: rub the pumice stone from the horse’s neck to the tail, repeat the operation several times, and straight away you will see that the unwanted hair will be off, we can say that the pumice stone in addition to cleaning the horse, shears the animal in a more natural way, with a pleasant massage, especially if you try on it’s neck using the stone from the bottom up. The transaction is obviously not so short if your horse is not sheared and especially if you are using it for the first time, but once you get the hang of it will never look back. The horse’s coat benefits from this tool, it is not only pleasing for the animal, but also the hair of the horse will benefit, indeed is much more shiny and soft.
The cleaning of your horse Currycomb and Brusca are outdated?
Don’t think that having found the pumice stone, you no longer need other brushes, because the Brusca and striglia still remain necessary tools for the cleaning of the horse, but combining them with the pumice stone the final result will be great and quicker, try to look at the pictures i took that illustrate how i clean my horse.
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