Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Unique Equestrian Grooming Supplies

Think grooming supplies for horses have stayed the same over the past few decades? Think again! While you won't go wrong with your standard curry comb, dandy and body brushes, there have been a number of innovative products that will make grooming your horse easier and more enjoyable for both you and your horse.

Light Where and When You Need It

Illuminated Hoof Pick
The Illuminated Hoof Pick
Is that thrush you smell coming from your horse's muddy hooves? It sure would be easier to tell if you just had a little more light. Sure you could go and grab a mini flashlight and try to balance it in your hands while juggling your hoofpick and your increasingly impatient horse's feet, but now you can have the light you need without struggle. New from MJ Equine Tools, The Illuminated Hoof Pick, combines a sturdy stainless steel pick and nylon brush with a high powered LED light that shines right where you need it on the hoof. The light is easy to operate with a single one-click button (with replaceable batteries) and this heavy duty pick is also water resistant so it'll stand up to regular barn use.

Ovation Pocket Clippers
Ovation Pocket Clippers
It is the wee hours of the morning and the sun hasn't even risen yet, but here you are at the barn and your horse is all clean and shiny ready to go to a show. You clip the lead to his halter and get ready to lead him out to the trailer, when you realize you've missed the long whiskers on the underside of his chin. Not to worry, you reach into your travel grooming kit and pull out your Ovation Pocket Clippers and quickly and easily trim those stray hairs in the illumination of its LED light. Wait, you don't own pocket clippers? Now is the perfect time to purchase a pair. These lightweight clippers feature a built in light and are battery operated making them a perfect travel companion for shows, they also include two trimming attachments, blade guard and clipper oil and brush for cleaning.

Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer
While we all know that grooming is essential for the health and comfort of our horses, you can now take your grooming sessions a step further with the Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer. Designed by an equine chiropractor, the Posture Prep includes an introductory guide that allows you to learn techniques to improve your horse's posture and movement, while increasing body awareness and communication and promoting relaxation and suppleness. Also included in the purchase is a 6 month membership to the Posture Prep Resource Center that has additional articles and videos.

Braideez Braiding Wire
If you braid your own horse for shows, you probably own a braiding kit of some sort that likely includes rubber bands, yarn, needle and thread, or some combination of the three. If you're looking for a better, easier way to braid, you'll want to try Braideez Braiding Wire. A non-toxic plastic coated copper wire, Braideez is easy to use and creates beautiful braids that stay in when you need them to, but yet are easy to remove and will not damage the mane or tail hair. The wire is also reusable. Available in white, black or brown to match your horses mane, or a variety of bright colors for fun, an instructional guide is also included for a variety of different braiding styles.

eZall Total Body Wash
eZall Green Total Body Wash
Bathing your horse takes time and effort, particularly if your horse is less than thrilled with you ruining his hard work at getting dirty. Make it a little less difficult with the eZall Green Total Body Wash in 1qt size. This all natural, plant-based shampoo includes a hose attachment that allows you to easily wet and shampoo your horse at the same time and easily loosens dirt and dander without scrubbing. It is safe for all animals, so it would even be a good option for your barn dog after he's decided to cover himself in eau de muck pile. And, because this shampoo is biodegradable, you don't have to worry about harsh pollutants contaminating ground water. Refillable container, with bulk containers available in one and five gallon sizes; each gallon is good for approximately 50-60 horse baths.