Additional Information & Testimonials

Lucky Braids Troubleshooting Guide for Top Turnout Fungus, Crud, Scurf and Scratches Lucky Braids Shampoo prevents and treats most skin issues. Saturated with ALOE VERA and lots of Vitamin E, it CONDITIONS and MOISTURIZES. Medical-grade antiseptic TEA TREE oil eliminates irritants WITHOUT stripping natural oils. It soothes and enriches, leaving coats resilient, glistening and easy to keep clean.

Use Lucky Braids Handy Salve to break the cycle if tail rubbing or heel scratches are already sore. It eliminates the irritants as well as reduces swelling while conditioning skin and roots to promote healing and hair re-growth.

“Lucky Braids Shampoo is the only one that does not dry out the horses’ coats. It leaves the horses super-shiny and we have NO skin problems, even in Florida. I love it! The horses love it!” - Molly Ashe, 2-time American Invitational Winner, US Show Jumping Team

Greys + Tough Stains Whiten and shine greys best with Lucky Braids Shampoo. No other whitening shampoo is needed. This brightens, conditions and rinses fast. Horses even stay cleaner longer. Trade stains for big shine instantly with Lucky Braids Whitener/Dry Wash gentle enzymatic spray. Douse old stains and yellow tails. Let sit wet with this spray to finally dissolve tough stains.

“Lucky Braids uses the highest quality ingredients. The Shampoo and Spray system makes the horses easy to clean and even the greys shine. We use it on all our horses. Now, we need far less products and I like that they don’t need to stand under the hose so much. Most importantly, the coats are healthier and more resilient than ever.” - Kim Prince, US Jumping Team & Samsung Super League Champion, Snowbrook

Tail Breakage Reduce tangles and adds volume to tails while nourishing and moisturizing for stronger hair and healthy growth. No drying detangler needed. After bathing with Lucky Braids Shampoo, gently hold tail to comb. Work your way up while holding the tail to protect the roots. When tail dries, just pick with your fingers to fluff. If the tail is dirty, use the Dry Wash Spray to instantly clean any color tail.

“We use Lucky Braids products. Our horses’ full tails are gorgeous. White and sensitive legs get Sprayed before they go out to help repel the dirt.” - Jeffery Welles, US Show Jumping Team & Samsung Super League Champion, Triton Ventures Tail/Mane Rubbing Hot spots - dogs, too!

These products solve the most toughest issues. Lucky Braids Shampoo helps prevent irritation, soothes, conditions and enriches skin. Lucky Braids Handy Salve addresses itching from every direction. It takes away the irritation and soreness to cool, soothe and moisturize the skin while nourishing the roots.

Braiding Video & Yarn Package Deal

​The Lucky Braids DVD/Tool teaches you the streamline braiding formula of top pro Ruthann Smith. Make consistently beautiful braids quickly, with no cramped hands. The eighty minute, highly acclaimed DVD is coupled with the Essential Braiding Tool, designed for speed and safety, as well as a sample of our specialized Braiding Yarn.

The step-by-step program shows everything up close and slowly. It builds and reviews, to be your most effective resource.

Ruthann’s tried-and-true formula teaches you:

  • Braiding Objectives
  • Braiding Down
  • Adding Yarn
  • Knotting
  • Tying Up
  • The Forelock
  • Unbraiding Easily
  • Teaching Any Horse To Stand Still
  • Getting Good

Braiding is like equitation. If your body is in the proper position, you can balance to the next movement. Ruthann teaches a very specific finger form. So, you can go fast comfortably, which helps get the braids even.

For less than the cost of two braided manes, you can learn to gain the competitive advantage as well as earning potential.


HANDY SALVE  is  an Effective treatment for: scratches, itching, nicks, bites, scrapes, rubs, etc. Quickly solves problems from every direction by: reducing inflammation, soothing, cooling, moisturizing and fortifying roots, skin and hair. This Salve has proven the only effective relief for the worst tail rubbers, dogs with hot spots, boot rubs, etc. More on rubbing and scratches "One of my horses had a terrible problem with rubbing her mane and tail for years (especially in the summer), and up until I purchased this product, I couldn't find a solution. And believe me, I tried EVERYTHING. I was honestly a little skeptical, but after the first use, the rubbing stopped immediately, and I didn't notice any signs of further irritation for at least a month. Then, I applied it again and the rubbing stopped for good. This stuff is worth every penny, and a little goes a long way, so it really is cost effective. Try it, you won't be disappointed!"

PRICE- 4 OZ- $24

Whitener/Dry Wash Spray instantly and completely dissolves stains without drying, stripping or coating hair. Revolutionary enzymatic formula brings simply breaks bond between hair and impurities. Enhances luster on ANY COLOR coat, yet does not leave hair slippery. Clean stains or ANY COLOR COAT when it is too cold to bathe or time is short. Great for ringside touchups of legs and saddle marks. Spray and wipe tails clean “If you need a spray-on product, we’d go with Lucky Braids Whitener. The Lucky Braids system was TOPS for bathing and stain removing.” - Horse Journal*

PRICE Quart- $34

PRICE Gallon- $78

ALL-IN-ONE SHAMPOO is all you’ll need. It does the work of daily, anti-fungal, anti-itch, whitening and color shampoos, shine agents, conditioners, detanglers, and scratches medication with superior results. Most shampoos use salt (sodium chloride) to make the lather. They parch skin strip natural oils and leaving coats susceptible to skin disease. Plus, the dry porous hair is thirsty- grabbing onto everything. Lucky Braids Shampoo is SATURATED with ALOE VERA, leaving coats nourished moisturized, so they stay cleaner longer. Since we use only the finest, PHARMACEUTICAL-GRADE of nature’s best antiseptic anti-fungal TEA TREE OIL, horses bathed with Lucky Braids have no scurf, crud, dander, rainrot, itching or scratches (as long as you dry legs before putting them in a stall, of course). It also makes braiding clean manes and clipping easier. Economical concentrate rinses clean and fast. Plus, you won’t need to buy, manage or ship so many products. This shampoo is the most effective, easy to use and cost-effective. TAIL TIP: Comb clean tails while wet. To protect the roots, twist the length and hold the bottom. Using a fat comb, always start from the bottom as you work your way up the wet tail. Organize hair to roots. Tails dry full and fluffy while resisting tangles. No expensive detanglers or conditioners are needed.