Grooming your horse is an ongoing process that should be year-round because it not only makes your horse look beautiful, it is also important for its health. However, it is especially important now that the spring weather is approaching.
One reason grooming is very important is because it will remove the dirt, where germs, bacteria, and insects can hide. It also helps their circulation and distributes the natural skin oils throughout their body, which will ensure its coat stays healthy and shiny. Another reason grooming is important for your horse’s well-being is that during any cleaning session, you most likely inspect your precious animal for any injuries, bites, ticks, etc. This is a great preventative measure to ensure you catch any potential health hazards.
Your horse’s winter coat is thick and shaggy to help protect him or her from the cold winter temperatures. In the warmer months, a horse with its winter coat can overheat and succumb to heat exhaustion because the longer hair will cause your horse to heat up faster during exercise or work.
Another issue your horse might face if they still have their winter coat in the spring is that the extra hair takes longer to dry. This could result in bacteria growth and skin infections, especially with the rainy spring weather.
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