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    04-29-2011, 05:07 PM
  #1
Foal
Talking A complete newbie!:))

Hi all..Well this is my very first post on this lovely forum..Iam currently studying an animal course atm..and on my horse unit now..I think I now might have decided that I would like to be very much horse orientated now..and Im only 35!.and looking at progressing further:).lol..anyway..wonder if anyone could maybe help me with a cple of q's for my horse unit?..1..what is a dandy brush used for and what is a Body brush used for?.also..what is horse conformation?..
Many thanks peeps..and hope to hear from sum1 soon:)

Cheers all!:)
     
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    04-29-2011, 05:55 PM
  #2
Foal
What is this course for? Is this the first time you discovered that you were interested in horses?

A dandy brush is a stiff bristled brush used to clean mud and dirt off of the horse's coat. A.k.a a hard brush

A body brush is the same thing except the bristles are softer. A.k.a. A soft brush.

You use a hard brush before you use the soft brush.

And conformation is a term used to described how correct the physical appearance of horse is, as in its proportions and structure. Kinda like what they call "breed standards" for a dogs.
     
    04-29-2011, 08:07 PM
  #3
Yearling
A dandy brush is a brush with long, stiff bristles used after a curry comb to get dust and finer dirt off of a horse's coat. Some people also call a dandy brush a body brush or some consider it a soft brush, I find it depends on the person.

A horse's conformation is looking at it's proportions and seeing if they're "correct". Different breeds have different conformations, and different sports have different conformation preferences and deal-breakers.

Lisa Marie explained it better than I did:

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What is this course for? Is this the first time you discovered that you were interested in horses?

A dandy brush is a stiff bristled brush used to clean mud and dirt off of the horse's coat. A.k.a a hard brush

A body brush is the same thing except the bristles are softer. A.k.a. A soft brush.

You use a hard brush before you use the soft brush.

And conformation is a term used to described how correct the physical appearance of horse is, as in its proportions and structure. Kinda like what they call "breed standards" for a dogs.


If you're interested in horses, I'd recommend taking a few lessons.
     
    04-29-2011, 10:47 PM
  #4
Foal
If you're a newbie horse person, go to YouTube and type in Rick Gore. He has amazing stuff. You'll learn so much, and become a great horse woman. His website is

www.thinklikeahorse.org

He has great stuff. Please go and learn from him! Good luck.

Sorry I didn't really answer your question, i'm just trying to help you out. :)
     
    04-30-2011, 08:56 AM
  #5
Foal
In more detail:

The hard brush is used first because it loosens up bigger pieces of dirt and mud. The soft brush removes finer particles. Also the soft brush is reserved specifically for grooming the face.

The curry comb is used before the hard brush. Its usually round or oval shaped and made of dense rubber. Using the curry in a circular motion, dirt is loosened from the skin and coat. Then the hard brush removes most of what was loosened and finally the soft brush is used to remove the remaining particles.

Curry combs are also used on short haired dogs.
     
    04-30-2011, 09:05 AM
  #6
Yearling
A Curry Comb is usually in an oval or circular shape and is made out of thick rubber and sometimes plastic. Use a curry comb in a circular motion along the body but stay away from the more sensitive areas (lower legs and face). A curry comb will bring up and loose hair and dirt from the bottom of the coat to the top. It also helps circulation in muscles.

A Dandy brush is also called a hard brush. They have long thick/rough bristles. Use the dandy brush in a flicking motion. Its use is to get out any hair or dirt that was brought up by the curry comb. It will also loosen dirt and hair sometimes. You can use it anywhere except the face.

A body brush is also known as a soft brush. It has shorter and softer bristles. Use the body brush in a stroking motion or flicking motion. It is used to take off any extra hair and dirt left by the dandy brush. It will also give your horses coat a little shine. You can use this brush anywhere including the face.

Confirmation is how good a horses characteristics are. It is to see if they are in porportion and in a good body.
     
    04-30-2011, 04:49 PM
  #7
Foal
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This is brilliant, useful information-thanks guys!..hopefully it will help me complete my unit:))..I have always loved horses..but just literally up until recently..I have been thinkin about progressing further with it?..I havent ridden for yonks!..and would luv to start up again..so might be a little rusty..my cousin is a qualified riding instructor..(but she now lives in australia:(..prob.a silly q..but are there any local riding clubs around kent etc?..for a 35 yr.old..but mentally 25?.lol.cheers peeps!! Very much appreciated!!:))
     
    05-01-2011, 09:16 AM
  #8
Foal
Look online for lessons in your area.
     

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