Panic, pride and partnership—they’re all part of a caretaker’s commitment to a top horse.
They’re the backbone of the equine world, the devoted caretakers of the horse. Grooms work long hours on tired feet, and the rewards often come in the form of a horse putting in a stellar performance or nickering at them walking down the aisle.
“There are people who think that grooming is just brushing them and tacking them up, but it’s so much more than that. The groom gets to be the horse’s ‘person,’ their home base. And that’s special,” said Lauren Keeton.