If you want to get the most out of your grooming sessions, then you need the proper equipment! Your horse will also appreciate if the correct tools are used. It can save you time and energy when you have a range of brushes to tackle dirt, shedding hair, and muddy hooves. Find out what should be in your grooming box!
What should be in your grooming kit?
Rubber Curry: They can actually be found in rubber or plastic. This tool has little teeth on one side and a strap for your hand on the other. It’s used in a circular motion on the body to loosen dirt, hair, and bedding.
Tough-1 Large Rubber Curry, $3.19; Chicks Saddlery.
Metal Curry: When a horse has a thicker coat, a metal curry can remove dirt and loosen fur. It is also great when shedding season begins.
Metal Curry, $3.89; Chicks Saddlery.
Dandy Brush: This brush has stiff bristles that are used to remove dirt, hair, and other loosened materials from the curry. Always go in the direction of the horse’s hair.
Weaver Stiff Dandy Brush, $5.99; Chicks Saddlery.
Body Brush: The final touch for your horse’s coat, the body brush has soft bristles. It removes finer particles and adds a nice shine.
Showman Extra Soft Body Brush, $5.99; Chicks Saddlery.
Mane and Tail Comb: Frequently used on those with short manes, this comb will loosen knots and remove dirt. There are tons of different mane and tail combs on the market. Some are better for longer hair.
Mane and Tail Comb, $0.79; Chicks Saddlery.
Hoof Pick: With or without a brush attached, the hoof pick is a must have. It is used to clean the hooves of your horse and remove dirt, stones, or anything else in the foot. The brush is great for the outside of the hoof, as well.
Roma Deluxe Hoof Pick, $1.59; Chicks Saddlery.
These are the basic tools that’ll get your horse squeaky clean! Over time, you may add more items, such as rubber bands, sponges, scissors, and towels. Find a way to develop a grooming system that works best for you and your horse.