I spend countless hours grooming my horses, and I seek out quality products so I can get them looking and feeling their best. Here are some of my favorite products that you'll want to add to your grooming tote right away! This blog is part of a series of prep tips to help you and your horse be ready for your portrait session!

E3 Elite Equine Evolution Tea Tree Shampoo

This shampoo is my go-to during bath time. Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial properties which can be beneficial for maintaining skin health. The shampoo is gentle and cleans without stripping the coat, leaving your horse's hair nice and soft. Plus, it smells great!


E3 Elite Equine Evolution Tea Tree Shampoo

Healthy HairCare Hair Moisturizer

Known as "The Pink Stuff," this has fast become one of my favorite grooming products. With just the first use, I already noticed a difference in my horses. Their coats were shiny and their manes and tails were so much softer.

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Healthy Hair Care Hair Moisturizer for horses

Fiebing's Hoof Dressing

Apply a bit of hoof oil before your portrait session to add some extra shine to your horse. It also helps to condition dry, cracking hooves while leaving a semi-gloss finish.

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Fiebing's Hoof Dressing

SleekEZ Grooming Tool

Shed out those winter coats with this awesome tool. Quickly removes hair, dirt, and dander without damaging your horse's coat. Great for dogs and cats too!

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SleekEZ grooming tool

Homemade Fly Spray

I bought a gallon jug of fly spray last summer for over $60 and thought "Never again!" So I started making my own. The two key components of a homemade fly spray are vinegar and essential oils.

  • 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar (can use either white vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish soap (helps to keep the fly spray on top of their coat)
  • Several drops of essential oil(s) of your choosing. There are many that are safe for horses, including lavender, lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, sage, peppermint, and rosemary.

Spray bottle, Dawn dish soap, distilled white vinegar, and lemon essential oil.
Bay sabino Clydesdale grazing in a pasture