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post #21 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 08:51 PM
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If its a metal one you are talking about, then I only use the metal if the horse is crusted in mud or as a shedding blade if all others have gone missing :p

Heres my grooming routine.

1.Use a rubber curry everywhere (even gently on the legs if muddy.)
2.Stiff brush.
3.Soft Brush (If time permits)
4. Wipe down legs if I didn't have time to hose. (As in I'm sometimes a little late for my lessons D:)
5. Wipe down eyes/nose/mouth etc.
6.Flyspray (In the summer)
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post #22 of 32 Old 08-24-2011, 10:23 PM
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That's weird. My routine is curry comb, hard brush(depending on how dirty), brush. And in spring I add a shedding blade to that.

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post #23 of 32 Old 08-26-2011, 05:39 PM
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I use a shedding blade and a metal curry comb on the body of my arab, he loves to roll, but his favourite is having either used on his face, just down the sides and obviously not hard but he loves it far more than a brush, weird horse!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #24 of 32 Old 08-26-2011, 07:03 PM
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Metal curries are only good for cleaning your brushes. They may break up caked on muddy fur, but I like the rubber grooma (round rubber curry) better for that. Just like your own hair, would use metal on that? I certainly wouldn't. Another thing that speeds up the grooming process & produces shine, is rub rags. Polish 'em up like a piece of furniture.
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post #25 of 32 Old 08-26-2011, 07:58 PM
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I only use metal curry combs, all my horses love it, they just stand there and let me brush away lol.

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post #26 of 32 Old 08-28-2011, 12:25 AM
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I think it meant metal curry combs, because those are only used to clean the brushes (not the horse
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post #27 of 32 Old 08-28-2011, 09:08 AM
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I think it meant metal curry combs, because those are only used to clean the brushes (not the horse
Not to be mean but if they were only for cleaning the brushes, wouldn't they be just called a brush cleaner and not a curry 'comb'? Aren't combs for grooming?

I'm not saying everyone should use them. It's ok if you do though. It's just personal preference of you do or don't.
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post #28 of 32 Old 08-28-2011, 12:42 PM
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I'm pretty sure it meant metal curry combs, but it's still preference. I have friends who only use metal curry combs, but I had a past experience where I got kicked at because the horse didn't like it. I only use plastic, unless there is a lot of mud or shedding.

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post #29 of 32 Old 08-28-2011, 01:44 PM
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I think I lost my metal curry comb a while back >>
My routine is

1. Pick out hooves and apply anything to them if needed.
2. Rubber curry comb head to tail
3. Stiffer Brush
4. Soft Brush..If I have time or if I'm not that lazy..
5. Check everything out (injuries and what not)
6. Fly spray all over and the face with a cloth/sponge

We normally don't brush out the mane and tail besides picking out a few shavings or bird docks(?) Our horses keep relatively clean in that area besides a few times when they roll...in mud.
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post #30 of 32 Old 08-28-2011, 05:35 PM
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Here's what I found on Wikipedia:
Metal curry comb or Fitch curry comb: The metal curry comb is not designed to use directly on a horse's coat as the metal teeth can damage the skin and hair. It is a curry comb made of several rows of short metal teeth, with a handle. They are primarily designed for use on show cattle, but are frequently used to clean horse grooming brushes by moving the brush across the metal curry comb teeth every few strokes.
Hope this helps!
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