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Storm123

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Storm123 says:

Grooming Order

I've ridden at my local stables for 5 years, and I first learnt to ride there so I learnt everything I know about horses from there. Recently though, after meeting some new horse-minded friends and visiting their horses, I noticed people doing things differently. I usually pick feet out last, but my friend tells me to pick hooves out first. My other friend agrees with me.

So, I was wondering, is there a correct order in which you should groom?

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annabelleh26

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annabelleh26 says:

Re: Grooming Order

Not as far as I know...

If there is then I can't understand why.

Maybe ask one of your friends why there should be a particular order?

 

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CharParsley620

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Re: Grooming Order

 Nah. People do stuff in all different orders for all sorts of things. No real order, just personal preference.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Grooming Order

The reason that some people pick out the feet first is because if you are grooming before riding it's a good idea to check the feet first incase the horse has a loose shoe or any other foot problem. 

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Grooming Order

Hmm, not sure it really matters its personal preference, but I always do the feet first, then depending which horse, but if it is Welshie I then put mane detangler in her tail so that can dry and do its things while I do the rest of the body.

I don't really brush my lot every day, but I do make sure if noting else is done their feet are twice a day - no foot no horse!

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: Grooming Order

 I do tend to pick their feet out first so they dont have any stones stuck in their feet. Only as i wouldnt like it if i had one in my shoe, i also hose their legs down first before i pick em out.....one step closer to ocd 

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Storm123

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Storm123 says:

Re: Grooming Order

Ok, thanks everyone. I couldn't think of a reason of a grooming order before riding, I just thought I'd check! ;D

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