Grooming helps in so many ways. Cleaning the horse helps to make them feel good and stay healthy. It is the best proactive prevention of disease.
Another benefit of grooming is the opportunity for horses and humans to connect. The best teacher for becoming a good horseman is often the horse. Helping this along is when a more experienced horseman starts you off with a curry and a brush. The smell from grooming horses is better than anything.
There is always one very important caveat. Remember that any horse can seriously hurt you and even kill you. Unfortunately, many horse owners have lost themselves in grooming, and when they lose their connection, become lost in their thoughts, and are vulnerable, they get hurt and even die. ALWAYS STAY CONNECTED!
Joy in scratching the withers
Tail rubbing in horses
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