The sharp teeth on currycombs are designed to get deep into the horse’s coat, pulling dander and loose hair to the surface. Not only does the currycomb remove dirt and shedding hair, it stimulates production of the natural oils in the horse’s skin, which provide a glossy shine.
Cribbing is a habit that’s best addressed sooner rather than later. If left unchecked, this unfortunate behavior can become addictive for your horse, and the consequences can range from dental damage to weight loss to endless fence repairs and the costs associated with all of the above.
If your horse has soft, brittle or weak hooves, or if his soles bruise easily or are tender after pulling shoes, a good hoof hardener can be a lifesaver. Some products can even ease hoof discomfort, promote hoof growth, help treat hoof infections and extend the time between farrier visits.
Hard work, hot weather, and high stress. These are the three situations that might warrant giving a horse an electrolyte supplement. Look for products containing readily absorbable chloride and/or acetate combos, and steer clear of those with a lot of sugar or corn syrup.