Shampoos are specially formulated for horses as a great way of cleansing the coat and making sure it gleams, whether for a show or just regular care.
These can rid the coat of dirt, grease and dust as well as lightly conditioning to ensure its smooth and sleek.
To ensure your horse is healthy and free from irritation, particularly in the summer, ensure you have a fly repelling system for your horse.
Bites can cause irritation and flies and insects are particularly a problem during the summer months.
It’s always a good idea to have some repellents stocked up as they last a long time and keep well.
Small amounts of fly spray can help repel most bugs and insects.
You can choose from a fly repelling lotion or spray that can be applied to the horse. You can also use any fly sprays in conjunction with a mesh blanket.
Mesh blankets provide a chemical free solution against flies and insects. Mesh blankets are perfect if your horse is sensitive to active ingredients in chemicals found in sprays of lotions.
Mesh blankets fit your horse over either the body, neck or head and can make sure irritation from bugs is kept to a minimum by using tiny mesh holes that don’t allow insects to pass through.
A full mesh rug is ideal for use on horse’s that are particularly sensitive to insects.
The benefit of the mesh design is the extra venting it allows, so you horse can wear it even in hot conditions.
Used regularly, hoof oils can promote and accelerate healthy growth of horse’s hoofs.
Hoof oil works in a proactive way, aiding the re-structuring of the hoof when used regularly.
Hoof oils also have aesthetic qualities, making sure your horse looks in prime condition, particularly important if you have a competition or a show.
Whilst a horse’s diet should be varied and healthy, sometimes, due to injury, for recovery or show preparation, your horse can benefit from supplements.
Horse supplements vary widely, and can offer solutions that can keep your horses digestion, hair, skin or mane in good condition.
When grooming your horse, you should take a close look for any lumps or bumps, particularly on the leg area, which can indicate the first signs of injury or infection.
Follow up any signs of poor nutrition with a diet overhaul as well as a trip to the vets if needed, but also consider supplements if you feel your horse is lacking in particular vitamins and minerals.