A Practical Guide to Sales Prep – Finishing Touches
With over 250 years of experience in the horse care industry, Carr & Day & Martin provide a wide variety of horse care products to ensure your horses are in the best condition possible during sales prep and are immaculately turned out when they arrive at the sales ground.
As young horses begin their prep programmes, the increased walking and exercise can impact the integrity of their hooves, resulting in lameness. It is essential to have a Hoof Care routine for all horses in prep. The Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment has been used for generations to promote healthy hoof growth and has even been used to promote hair regeneration on those scrapes and scratches horses pick up along the way. Combined with one of our Cornucresine Daily Range, it will ensure your horses hooves are strong and healthy throughout the season.
For the sales ring shine the traditional Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil is a fan favourite.
During the summer months flies can be a big problem when handling young stock. For safety, it is important to try to keep those flies at bay using Flygard Insect Repellent and is key to avoiding any cases of sweet itch. It is also inevitable that horses are going to pick up scrapes and scratches during prep, so we would always recommend having a fully stocked first aid kit.
As exercise increases, it is also important to promote recovery to ensure your horses are walking and striding out to the best of their ability. Our Ice Blue Leg Cooler will help reduce inflammation and promote active recovery in horse’s lower limbs.
Grooming is an essential part of the process to ensure your horses coat is shining when your horse reaches the sales ground. Retaining and promoting the coats natural oils is imperative when looking for the ultimate sales ring finish. Our low foaming, pH neutral Gallop Shampoos provide thorough cleansing and colour enhancing properties, without stripping away any natural oils.
We provide consigners with the highest quality leather care products to have their tack clean and conditioned during the sales season. We would recommend our quick and easy to use Tack Cleaner Spray and Tack Conditioner Spray for everyday use and the traditional Vanner & Prest Neatsfoot Compound for reviving dry, brittle tack.