Grooming Your Horse

Here are 8 simple steps to tacking up your horse, these are just brief instructions for more details ask your trainer:
1. Tie your horse up with a slip knot or put in cross ties.
2. Clean out the hooves with a hoof pick, don’t be too rough on the frog of the hoof.
3. Curry your horse starting from the top of the neck moving down to the rear of the horse (avoid the face and the legs, these areas are sensitive).
4. Take your hard brush and brush your horses face gently and then move from the neck to the rear of the horse.
5. Soft brush all the same areas that you hard brush: face, neck, body, rear, and legs.
6. Brush horse mane, tail and forelock.
7. Wrap horses legs with polos are boots.
8. Put your tack correctly and safely on your horse and don’t forget your gear (helmet, chaps, etc).
And now your ready to ride!

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