Grooming job! Help please! - The Horse Forum

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Harford County
Posts: 27
• Horses: 1
Question Grooming job! Help please!

I recently had a job working on a 30stall horse farm cleaning and helping around.
I am soon to start a job grooming and exercising horses. Where I worked, I always started grooming by using the curry comb (Thats how I was taught) And then finished with brush.
I read online that you should never use the curry comb on the horse and its strictly used to clean the other brush.
Is that true?
And any other ideas to help me out with the new job?
Thank you!

A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you
Marisa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 12:24 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 38
• Horses: 0
whoa.. I've heard of that before, but I too use the curry comb first... and finish with a brush. I'm excited to hear other peoples routines?
Posted via Mobile Device
ChristophersCanter is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Harford County
Posts: 27
• Horses: 1
Same. Get up all the clumped up dirt with the curry comb and finish.
Not sure why you wouldnt use it!

A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you
Marisa is offline  
post #4 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 12:29 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,172
• Horses: 1
I have always curried first. That's the way I was taught.

Here's what I do:
1. Pick hooves
2. Curry head to tail
3. Stiff bristle brush to remove loose hair and any dirt/dust (Aires loves to roll)
4. Softer bristle/finishing brush to smooth out hair
5. Brush mane and tail

All told, it takes me about 10 minutes from start to finish to groom Aires, sometimes less if he hasn't rolled.

Just as an aside...there was this girl that took 30-45 minutes to groom her horse before she tacked up and then another 20-25 minutes to tack up. Drove us all up the wall and her horse was horrible by the end of it (got bored).
Marisa likes this.

http://i42.tinypic.com/140y8lj.png
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show you that I can.
DraftyAiresMum is online now  
post #5 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 05:43 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Flordia
Posts: 112
• Horses: 0
Pehaps they ment a metal curry comb? I too have never heard of this
Ebony2Rose is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 06:23 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 597
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ebony2Rose View Post
Pehaps they ment a metal curry comb? I too have never heard of this
This. I was taught never to brush a horse with a metal curry comb because it is too harsh on the skin. Rubber/plastic are fine though
IndiesaurusRex is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 07:42 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Posts: 698
• Horses: 1
I always use a rubber curry comb first. It brings all the loose hair and dirt to the surface to be brushed away.

Help me horse forum! You're my only hope!
Sophie19 is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 08:17 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Posts: 3,440
• Horses: 8
We use a metal shedding blad or a metal curry comb on our horses. They don't seem to mind at all. When I've used rubber ones, the hair seems to get full of static and the loose hair and dirt sticks more to the horse or all over me.

During their shedding times we use this:


Wow Drafty, only 10 minutes to do all that? We spend at least a half hour on each horse when grooming. We are also checking them over for injuries at the same time though. Again they don't mind because they have hay to munch on or we've given them their feed (beet pulp and sweet feed).

Everyone should be allowed at least one bad habit, and that's NOT owning a horse!

Mares RULE! Geldings drool!
usandpets is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 08:17 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mannford, Ok
Posts: 429
• Horses: 2
I use a metal curry in the spring to help get the winter coat out but otherwise use my rubber one all summer. My horses love their curry massage, lol! They lean into it when I get the right spot....its funny!
Same as everyone else above & a curry helps their coat by stimulating the blood flow.
Posted via Mobile Device
mysticalhorse is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
I would assume they were discussing metal curry combs. I don't use anything metal on mine (curry, combs or sweat scrapers) it breaks & dulls the hair. I use a rubber curry, slick & easy block & a vaccuum at shedding time instead of a metal curry.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
Reply

Tags
clean , curry comb , groom , horse , job

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's in your grooming kit? CruceyMoose Horse Grooming 30 09-10-2014 11:01 PM
Grooming Kit... without proper grooming supplies... FutureVetGirl Horse Grooming 18 08-28-2010 03:32 AM
Grooming day. Rissa Horse Pictures 12 05-19-2009 06:20 PM
Grooming Small_Town_Girl Other Pets 3 08-26-2008 04:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome