Lesson 1, Topic 1
Good and Poor Grooming Habits Copy
Good Grooming Habits
- Check the entire body for injury, loose shoes, sores, etc.
- Remove dirt and sweat.
- Wipe out eyes, nose and ears.
- Clean out entire sole and frog area of hoof.
- Check for dirt or sweat in areas often overlooked, including centerline of belly, girth area, between hind legs and other areas not visually apparent.
Signs of Poor Grooming
- Thick, matted hair
- Thick caked mud or dirt that is not from recent turn-out or work
- Dry, flaky skin or bare patches left untreated
- Weeping sores (mud fever) on legs or belly
- Runny eyes or nose that is excessive or dried
- Untended injuries or wounds
- Thrush (a foul smelling infection of the foot)