La vanidad de un hermoso abrigo

The Vanity of a Beautiful Coat

A medida que se acerca el verano, o eso me sigo diciendo, también llega el sol. Si bien me encanta cabalgar en el verano, no me gusta la decoloración que el sol de verano hace en el pelaje de mis caballos. El negro tiene puntas escarchadas rojas como si viviera a principios de la década de 2000, el castaño se vuelve de un extraño color dorado de patata al horno, y el gris siempre me preocupa el melanoma, al menos se ve bonito. Si bien una sábana antimosquitos UV me ha parecido esencial para mantener protegidos el gris y el bayo, todavía encuentro que el caballo negro termina con esos extremos blanqueados. Lo que me hace preguntarme, ¿el doble techo UV está haciendo lo suficiente para prevenir la piel de mis caballos, especialmente el gris? Si bien, por supuesto, es importante tener una base en una buena dieta, hay algunos trucos más que se pueden poner en práctica. No fue hasta hace unos años que descubrí el spray UV para abrigos, o protector solar para caballos, y eso me ha cambiado la vida.g.

Si bien consideraría que la dieta es la base básica de un buen pelaje, siempre hay cosas que puede hacer para complementarla. Los omega 3 y una buena vitamina son fantásticos para garantizar que su caballo se sienta bien y tenga suficiente aceite en su pelaje para lucir brillante. Una segunda consideración es, por supuesto, la preparación. Un curry de goma suave es tu mejor amigo, estimula la piel y los poros para crear un brillo saludable. Por supuesto, como nosotros, los caballos pueden engrasarse demasiado. Si este es el caso, entonces, por supuesto, querrás darles un buen baño. Si bien es tentador si tienes un gris para bañarte, no lo hagas. Quitar la capa de sus aceites naturales te hará más daño que bien a largo plazo. Además, ¡el champú morado es caro! Aquí es donde entran en juego los aerosoles para abrigos. Después de lavar con champú y, preferiblemente, con acondicionador, asegúrese de rociar bien a su caballo con un spray para pelaje.

Los aerosoles para abrigos vienen en muchas formas, pero me concentraré en tres tipos. Uno es un spray acondicionador sin enjuague. Este es tu spray diario que mantiene el pelaje sano y bien hidratado para mantener un brillo natural y encantador. El segundo es su capa superior o spray de exhibición. Tenga cuidado con estos, ya que son súper resbaladizos, pero pueden darle ese brillo de última hora. Un poco de aceite de bebé en la nariz y los ojos también puede ser un efecto hermoso. En tercer lugar, se debe usar una vez a la semana más o menos un spray de capa UV. Estos son fabulosos para proteger todo su arduo trabajo del daño solar. Si bien mantenerlos adentro durante el día obviamente los protege del sol, personalmente he descubierto que mi caballo negro se desvanecerá solo por el breve sol de la tarde, el sol de la mañana y la hora más o menos en que lo monto al mediodía.

Por supuesto, hay muchas maneras en que uno puede tener un hermoso abrigo. ¡Esto ni siquiera comienza a cubrir el cuidado de caballos con problemas de piel o piel sensible! Pero este es el método personal que se me ocurrió para que mis caballos de exhibición luzcan lo mejor posible. Personalmente, un abrigo fabuloso es una cosa de orgullo y un trabajo de amor. Si bien he compartido una forma de hacerlo, tengo curiosidad por saber cómo otras personas abordan sus rutinas de cuidado del abrigo. Obviamente, este es un método de verano y, a menos que viva en un lugar tropical durante el invierno, hay otros problemas que deben abordarse en el otro extremo del año, pero por ahora me encantaría saber cómo otros abordan una mala lejía de verano. A menos que te guste el aspecto de las puntas esmeriladas de principios de la década de 2000, cada una por su cuenta.


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  • Kim Tierney

    Fantastic article. Filled with really useful tips to help my horse have a beautiful summer coat and keep it healthy all year around.


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