cleaning horse tack

Quick Tip

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Here’s a tip I came across at the last show I was at. I noticed a groomer using this Combination Scrub Brush & Soap scrub brushdispenser. He had a couple of them, one was filled with whiting shampoo and he was touching up the legs of the horse he was grooming. He would squeeze the shampoo out, scrub and then wipe with a wet rag. The legs became instantly clean and the groomer did not have to wash the whole horse (time saving).

I continued to watch him and then he grabbed another circle scrubber/dispenser. This one appeared to have water only and he used it to scrub the hooves washing off the dirt and then he dried and added hoof polish.

small scrubWhat a great Idea! These little dispensers are now going into my tack box!

What household items have you incorporated in your horse tack? Share your quick Tips!

Who experiences horse show aftermath?

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This is where after a long weekend of showing a pile of dirty, stinky horse tack and untitledclothes are abandoned in your living room. Our, horses are at a boarding facility and we don’t have to own a horse trailer because they provide transportation. Because of that, we load our truck up with our show tack . Then we have to bring it back and put it away.

I don’t necessarily mind, it’s just, you have to deal with it right away because it is in your living room stinking it up. If I had a trailer, I could wait a few days or longer because it is out of the way. It takes me two days to clean, wash, straighten and put away everything properly. However, on the plus side, on show day we are not washing tails or cleaning saddles. We are organized and all we have to do is drop off our stuff in the tack room and we’re ready to show.

tack 2        tack 1

What does your horse show aftermath looks like?
How does your horse show aftermath effect you?
Suggestions on making the process easier?