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How To Groom A Horse Proper grooming of a horse minimizes potential problems and maintains a tidy appearance While working at a horse barn in Orlando Florida I quickly learned the advantages of a complete grooming session Horses are high maintenance animals that require much time and devotion Three major areas must be tended to on a daily basis The first is foot care Cleaning out the hooves can prevent diseases monitors the state of the horses shoes and removes any foreign objects that may become lodged in the hoof The second significant part of grooming is skin care The third major area of grooming a horse is maintaining the mane and tail A horse lacking care is likely to become sickly lame and unattractive The most important step in the grooming process is to pick out the hooves A hoof pick is normally made of plastic and has a small metal pick on the end Feet should be picked out at least twice a day as an absolute minimum This helps to prevent many foot ailments like thrush a fungal infection Attentiveness allows equestrians to monitor the quality of the horses shoes By removing any objects imbedded in the hoof and watching the condition of the shoes it eliminates any discomfort to the horse To clean the front foot stand at the horses shoulder facing his rump Lift up the foot by running the hand that is closest to the horse down the back of the leg to the foot To pick out the hoof hold the hoof pick in the free hand and place it in the groove between the frog and the corner of the shoe The frog is a v-shaped cushion in the center of the hoof that is designed to absorb shock Pull the hoof pick down the front of the hoof and be sure to clean around the edge of the hoof by
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