So we're entering into Static Season here in New England - whee! The horse I usually ride in my lessons is _very_ sensitive to static, and I'm wondering if there's anything non-invasive I can do to help alleviate some of the static, as I feel horrible when he gets all grumpy and uncomfortable during grooming. And while the static is definitely worse when he's wearing a sheet/blanket, it's still there even if he's been naked, so spraying his clothes with Static Guard probably isn't enough.
Any suggestions? Since he's not _my_ horse, I can't do anything too intensive, if you see what I mean. Thanks so much!
spritz a bit of showsheen, alcohol, or just a spritz of water in a spray bottle, on your brush and rub with a towel frequently during grooming. Don't have to get the horse wet, just the slight moisture in the brush makes the difference. Also keeps your brushes clean.
I saw a tip in a PH magazine once that I thought was pretty clever. When you go into the horses stall, dip your hand in his water bucket and then run it under the blanket at his neck. That will eliminate that first zap when you go to get the horse. I've tried it; it works.