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March 18, 2014

How Do You Make The Bed?

It's the surface on which where your horse lives and sleeps, if he's stalled. The bedding you choose make a big difference not only to your horse's comfort, but also to your ease of cleaning. Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms compares a few options...

January 14, 2014

Does Your Tack Trunk Look Like Tossed Salad?

It’s a new year, so you are full of ideas, shows on the calendar, and inspirational training ideas. It’s also January, so if you’re not lucky enough to be in Florida or California, it’s cold outside, and some days are just too cold/wet/snowy/icy/icky to do anything with your horse besides pet him on the nose. Consider this the perfect time to use your energy organizing your “stuff” for the upcoming year! Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms has a plan of attack for you.

December 17, 2013

What's On Your Horse's Holiday Wish List?

Now that the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to think of adding of your horse to the gift list. OR, if that has already happened, adding a few more things to your list for him. Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms has some suggestions...

November 19, 2013

Tips For Making A Picky Eater Love Mealtime

We’ve all been there, watching our horse pick through his grain with those incredibly dexterous lips, sifting out the pricey supplements or necessary medication. Or, he might just turn up those lips at every grain you serve him, confounding your best efforts to provide him with the best nutrition money can buy.

October 8, 2013

To Clip Or Not To Clip?

Does your horse resemble a wooly mammoth come December? Wondering if you should take the plunge and give him a buzz cut? Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms talks about what you should consider.

To clip or not to clip? This is sometimes a great debate among horse owners and trainers—people wonder is it necessary, are we interfering with what’s natural, how much extra time it may lead to with blanketing and the like.

September 10, 2013

If You Wonder If You Should Call, Call

We’ve all been there. It’s a Sunday afternoon, and your horse is running a bit of a fever. Or, he came in from the field with a gash that makes you wonder: “Is this stitchable? Or not?”

August 12, 2013

When Should You Call Your Farrier?

When your horse comes in from the field missing a shoe, it's simple to decide to call your farrier to come. But there are a few scenarios when you might wonder who to call--the veterinarian or the farrier? This can be tricky, and often the answer is not clear until you dig deeper into what may be going on. Let’s attack a few issues that you may discover with your horse and figure out if it’s appropriate to call the farrier.  

July 8, 2013

The Right Sheet Can Help Shoo Flies

It's summer, that time when turn-out can seem more like a torture chamber for your horse with all the flies bothering him. How can you keep your horse comfortable? Live Gude of Pro Equine Grooms has some tips about selecting summer outerwear for your equine.

June 17, 2013

To Hose Or Not To Hose? Washing Your Horse's Face Shouldn't Be A Battle

Does your horse meet the prospect of a quick shower with delight or distaste? Chances are, he feels strongly about it. Washing his face can be a great experience for your horse, or it can result in a horrible accident. Like all things with horses, each individual will react differently to having his face washed. It’s our job as a caretaker to keep our grooming routines safe and effective. Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms has some suggestions.

May 13, 2013

Battling The Summer Sun

It’s that glorious time of year when horses have finished shedding out, and coats are still dark and shiny. But it only takes a few weeks of strong sunlight to turn your black horses into bays and your bays into buckskins. How do you keep your horse’s coat from becoming a faded out shadow of its former glory? Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms has some suggestions.

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