[Giveway] Summer Grooming For Horses

Whether you’re gearing up for showing season or just looking forward to long afternoon rides, you and your horse are in for a fun summer. To help kick off the season, we’re sharing our grooming tips to keep your horse looking and feeling their best in the summer heat. Plus, you’re invited to enter our Summer Grooming Giveaway for a chance to win premium horse grooming products.

Summer Brushin’
In the summer, dried sweat leaves a residue on your horse’s skin, which can lead to itching and irritation. For your horse, it may feel even worse with the addition of friction from wearing tack. Brushing often in the summer loosens dried sweat, along with trapped, shed hair, dusty soil, and other residue that can dull your horse’s shine. A curry comb or FurBliss Brush traps residue, leaving their coat silky and shiny.

Frequent brushing also gives you an opportunity to bond with your horse, get them accustomed to handling, and check for bug bites, bumps, or abnormalities.

Wash, Rinse, Repeat
You can rinse your horse with a sponge or hose daily to help them cool down, especially during the hottest hours of the day, or after a ride. It’s not necessary to shampoo your horse every time you rinse them. Too much shampooing can dry out the skin’s natural oils.

Shampoo your horse every 2-4 weeks in the summer to help them stay clean and comfortable. Rinse and follow with a silicone spray for a smooth, shiny coat.

Summer Hoof Care
During the summer, hooves grow quickly, meaning you might need to see your farrier more often. Depending on your region, you may also be facing summer rains. As the outdoor conditions quickly shift from dry to wet and dry again, moisture can enter the hoof, leading to cracks and abscesses. Daily hoof picking plus a hoof dressing can help keep those feet strong and healthy.

Enter the 1-800-PetMeds® Summer Grooming for Horses Giveaway!
To celebrate the start of summer riding season, 1800PetMeds® is giving away some of our favorite summer horse care products. Each week in June, we’ll pick one lucky winner to receive a Summer Grooming For Horses Prize Pack containing Absorbine Hooflex Pellets, Absorbine UltraShield EX Fly Spray, a Furbliss Brush, and Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner.

The 1-800-PetMeds® Summer Grooming for Horses Giveaway runs from Wednesday 06/02 through Wednesday 06/30. Everyone who comments from 6/2 to 6/30/21 is eligible to win. To enter, leave a comment below.

Win A Summer Grooming For Horses Prize Pack from 1-800-PetMeds®!
Get your Summer riding season started off right!  Share below what you love about grooming your horse and you could win a Summer Grooming For Horses Prize Pack from 1-800-PetMeds®! A winner will be chosen at random each week throughout the month of June, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to our Week 1 Winner Brittany Johnson in Ohio, our Week 2 Winner Jamie Kasunick in Ohio, Week 3 Winner Duane Jackson in Ohio, and Week 4 Winner Ashley Raymond in Indiana. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but be sure to check out all the grooming products 1-800-PetMeds® has for your horse this Summer!

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  1. Seeing the dapples coming out.

  2. Seeing the dapples come out.

  3. Seeing the dapples come out is just one reason. I love grooming my horse because we bond over-grooming time. He loves me brushing him and grooming him cause he knows how sassy he is by the end of the groom. Extra Sassy!

  4. I love bonding with him while grooming

  5. I love grooming my horse because it also gives me a chance to examine him for any problems while bonding with him!!

  6. I love knowing their skin feels better when cleaned off.

  7. I love the time spent and the bonding that comes with grooming. Thoroughly going over making sure all is good and the relaxing state of mind that comes over after a hard day.

  8. GRADY J. MALACHOWSKIJune 3, 2021 at 10:37 pm


  9. Definitely just the bonding time

  10. Grooming is the best bonding time. We get to discover each other’s personalities.

  11. Bonding time

  12. Cinderella McGrath-SmockJune 11, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    This is for my cousin she loves her horses, recently one passed over Rainbow Bridge, She would love this has no PC access. Thanks

  13. I’m a horse lover and I really enjoy grooming them

  14. Cinderella McGrath-SmockJune 13, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Want to give my Cuz an elderly horse love, she recently lost one as well, hope to win thanks

  15. my cousin needs this want to give for a birthday, just lost one of her. Thank you

  16. Rochelle GilchriestJune 16, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Love seeing the spots come out and keeps the skin healthy it is very relaxing to me

  17. My horse loves to take the water hose and play with it. We usually both get cooled off.

  18. Whether you’re gearing up for showing season or just looking forward to long afternoon rides, you and your horse are in for a fun summer – nice

  19. I’m enlightened, thank you. I like horses.

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