Emma Ford Top Tip The Carolinas Equestrian Emma Ford is the head groom and barn manager for Phillip Dutton Eventing.  Her book, "World-Class Grooming for Horses: The English Rider's Complete Guide to Daily Care and Competition" will get you and your equine partner in top shape!  Stay tuned as Emma and her co-author, Cat Hill, provide grooming tips to TCE readers!

Does your horse have a thin mane or one that has been rubbed over the winter?  If so use a clipper blade to razor the mane rather than pull it, #10 if my preference.  Back comb with the blade facing down and then razor off the thin ends.  Overtime the mane tends to thicken up.