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How often should you groom your horse?

If your horse lives in a paddock with other horses and isn’t rugged, you may only need to groom just before riding.

However, if your horse is alone or rugged most of the time, you will need to brush your horse thoroughly every day using a stiff brush – this is important to avoid skin irritation and discomfort due to a build up of dirt and dead skin.  

Of course, you should groom your horse as often as you like if you both enjoy the process!


If your horse lives outside, you don’t need to pick the hooves every day – it’s normal for soil to build up. Just remember to pick them out before riding.