Food supplements for skin problems in horses
Taking care of the coat of horses is essential for an optimal health of horses. Brushing a horse regularly, keeps your horse in top condition. The dirt is removed and the brush massage stimulates blood circulation. Horses that walk outside year in, year out, are best to be brushed less in the fall and winter, because then they loose too much hair and the water-repellent layer would be affected too much.
If a horse is sweaty from work, it is good to sponge the sweat off immediately and to scrape the coat as dry as possible. It prevents old sweat to cake in the hair and it keeps the pores in the skin open. The last rests are also cleared when you brush the horse the next day with the curry comb and to carry out a last cleaning.
With a curry comb and by doing circular movements on the coat, the dirt releases. Please remember to never go over parts where there is only bone with a horse comb. With a stiff brush, you can remove the loose dirt from the coat. For the shine you can, possibly use a soft brush.
The mane and tail can also be untangled and cleaned with stiff brush. Hold the top of the tail while brushing, so you don't pull out much hair. By regularly trimming the tail it ensures that the horse can not stand on the tip of his tail. For saddle horses, a length of 15 cm under the heel in resting position, is recommended. But you can also let the tail longer. Also, the mane can be held at a certain length by pulling them with a special comb, or by cutting them off. For sport horses a maximum length of 10 cm is recommended, which are rotated in braids for competitions.
An optimal shiny coat of your horse comes from within. There are always handy products such as baby oil and much alike, but these are only temporary. Our horse supplements supports the health of your horse and it is the health of your horse that ensures the true gloss of the horse's coat.
Nutritional equine supplements for shiny coat horses