Ok, so I wrote out grooming supplies and their uses every few week's in college. I basically had a file on everything, but obviously that's gone now, hehe.
Ok, so grooming supplies.
Mane and Tail comb
Rubber Curry Comb
Plastic Curry Comb
Metal Curry Comb
Mane and Tail De-tangler
3 seperate clothes/sponges/wipes/cotton wool
Body Brush - A body brush is mainly used on a horse with fine hair, or a clipped horse, as it is more gentle on the horses coat. It is used on horses kept indoor's. If used on horses outdoor's, it removes the oils that the horses need in their coat's to keep them warm.
Water Brush - Used to apply water to the horses coat when washing and for dampening the mane and tail for plaiting.
Dandy Brush - Mainly used on outside horses, or less sensitive part's of the body. It has long stiff bristles to remove dry mud and dust and dirt from the horses coat.
Mane and Tail Comb - Usually metal or plastic. The shorter combs are mainly used to pull horses manes and tails, and you can get a comb with a blade inside for pulling longer manes. Also used to brush manes and tails.
Hoof Pick - A hoof pick is used for getting rid of mud, stones and dirty bedding from the horses hooves.
Buffer/Cloth/Stable Rubber - After the horse has been groomed, run a buffer/cloth over the horses coat, it make's it shiny after a groom.
Rubber Curry Comb - Used for removing mud and loose hair on a horses coat, usually when they are shedding their coat/moulting (Spelling?)
Plastic Curry Comb - Used for removing tough mud from the coat.
Metal Curry Comb - This should never be used on the horse, it is used for removing dust from brushes during grooming, mainly the body brush. You usually do a few strokes of the body brush then swipe across the curry comb and repeat. To get rid of the dust from the metal curry comb, just bang it on the floor or wall and the dust will fall off. Just make sure you don't spook the horse.
Baby Oil - I use this on the horses mane and tail because it make's it nice, soft and shiny.
Mane and Tail De-tangler - It's used on the horses mane and tail to make it easier for getting out knot's and it leaves it soft, smooth and shiny.
Coat Shine - Sprayed on the horses coat for a nice shiny sheen. Don't use on the saddle area if you are going to ride, otherwise your saddle with slip ALOT. You can also get the wipe's, which is much easier if you have a spooky horse.
Hoof Moist/Oil - I have been told time and time again by my college tutors that if hoof oil is applied too much, it can dry out the horses hooves. So hoof moist is better to use.
Sweat Scraper - A sweat scraper is used to scrape off sweat from a horses coat, or water from the horses coat after washing.
3 seperate clothes/sponges/wipes/cotton wool - You should never use a sponge etc that has been used on the eyes/nose/dock, using one sponge etc. You should have a seperate sponge for each of these.
Face Brush - Used on the horses face, much more gentle.
And finally, a grooming kit box.
Much easier to keep your kit organised and tidy.