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1 Grooming Horse Management APSC 2124 9/4/18
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2 Why groom a horse? Clean the horse and free the coat of dirt and other debris to: opromote skin health, oprevent irritation when riding equipment is placed on the horse Provides bonding time for horse and handler Thorough examination of the horse’s body to look for wounds and injuriesGrooming Safety: Make sure the horse is aware of your presences and location at all times while grooming. oTalk to the horse and place your hand on the horse so they know where you are Make sure the horse is safely secured with an appropriately fitting halter and a quick release knot or secured with cross ties. Be cautious when grooming the stomach as this area is sensitive and some horses may threaten to kick or bite. Take care not to use stiff or hard grooming implements on the bony parts of the body (lower legs, face) If grooming in a stall be sure to always know your escape route.
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  • Injury, Brush, Mane, pony, Horse grooming

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