Spring horse grooming tips

Posted by Wormers-direct on 31st Mar 2021

Spring horse grooming tips

As the days get longer and generally warmer, you may be considering turning your horse out to take advantage. We have compiled a list of some top horse grooming tips during Spring to ensure your horse is looking good as well as feeling good.

Spring bathing

With warmer temperatures helping your horses coat dry out easier and minimising the risk of cold and damp coat related illnesses, you may want to give them a soapy bath to help give them a Spring refresh.

If it is your horses first thorough bath of the year, we recommend using an extra strength shampoo such as Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Extra Strength Shampoo to offer more effective results. This product is packed with double the amount of ingredients compared to its regular counterpart, ensuring it offers more effective results for horses that are generally more dirty or greasy, or are lighter coloured. Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Extra Strength Shampoo is a popular choice for people giving their horse its first bath of the year due to its deep cleansing properties, setting your horse up perfectly for the rest of Spring. We recommend using the Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge to ensure the product is thoroughly applied to the coat and is reaching deeply rooted dirt and stains thanks to the sponges high quality and durable design.

The key areas you need to focus on are tail, forelock and mane as these are the areas that tend to get the dirtiest when your horse has been sweating a lot or rolling around on the ground. Treating the mane and tail with a conditioner such as Carr & Day & Martin Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner is recommended to ensure these areas have been effectively cleaned. This long-lasting conditioner not only leaves manes and tails tangle-free and extremely soft, but also leaves an oil-free shine and prevents hair breakage, all in an easy to apply manner.

Stain management and removal

Stains tend to be more noticeable if you have a white or grey horse, and if left untreated the stained areas of your horses coat may become dry and uncomfortable. Carr & Day & Martin Stain Master is an extremely useful product to prevent stains from becoming an issue and to keep your horse looking their glistening best. This product removes tough dirt, manure and urine stains without the need to rinse, making it a quick solution to removing stains. Thanks to its fast acting nature and easy application, Carr & Day & Martin Stain Master is an ideal product for last minute touch ups prior to shows or competitions.

If your horse is burdened by tougher and more ingrained stains, Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Stain Removing Shampoo may be a more suitable option thanks to its more thorough approach to cleaning. This effective purple formula offers deep cleaning results whilst ensuring your horses skin is not disturbed at the same time, and is most effective when used on white and grey horses.

Show preparations

As lockdown restrictions slowly ease, it is time to begin planning your return to shows and competitions which includes keeping your horses coat and general appearance in top condition. Carr & Day & Martin Dreamcoat is the perfect product to help achieve these aims, with its unique formula providing an extremely glossy and silky finish which effectively highlights muscle definition brilliantly. In addition, this product also leaves no residue and is grease-free, which provides peace of mind for you as the rider knowing your saddle is unlikely to move around on your horse after application.

Making your horses coat look more vibrant and colourful is another key step when it comes to show preparation, and through the use of Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Colour Shampoo that becomes much easier. Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Colour Shampoo superbly enhances coat colours and sheen almost immediately when thoroughly washed into the coat and rinsed. This product is available for black, grey, bay and chestnut & palomino coats however a direct colour match is not necessary. Once again we recommend using the Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge to ensure the product is thoroughly applied to the coat for the most effective results.

There are many things to consider when carrying out a “Spring Refresh” for your horse, and using the products from the Carr & Day & Martin range we have mentioned can help you effectively carry most of those processes out.

If you have any further questions regarding our Spring horse grooming tips or any general horse care related queries, be sure to call us on 01423 332134 or email us at and our team will be happy to help.