February 1, 2012
Prevent Static Shock During Grooming
Over the years, I've tried different methods to prevent shock including rubbing dryer sheets over the horse to discharge the static before grooming. Dryer sheet's work just fine, but my current method is just more convenient. What I do these days is to simply spray any brand of a Show Sheen like product on my grooming brush before touching my horses coat. Currently I'm using Mane 'n Tail Detangler. I'm also a big fan of Laser Sheen. It's a simple enough trick and seems to get rid of the static for the rest of my session at the barn, and I don't have to remember to stock dryer sheets in my tack trunk. It also helps keeps your horse cleaner during the no-bath winter time. However, you might want to avoid the saddle area if you are going to ride, it could get a bit slippery.
Happy trails and swooshing tails!
Posted by Renee D