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  • What are some grooming must haves horse
  • Must have items for a grooming box

 
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    08-15-2008, 11:25 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Grooming must haves

Alright, the stable I am at has a limited supply of grooming items, and seen how there has been an increase of people out riding, brushes and picks and such are in valued commodity.

I was thinking about going out and buying a few things, but I'm not sure what? Can anyone give me any suggestions? This would give me a GREAT reason to go out and visit the new store that opened up just down the way.

Thanks guys.
     
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    08-15-2008, 11:30 AM
  #2
Showing
I always use stiff brush, soft brush, comb (+ often main/tail detangler), and hoof pick with brush. I also use very soft brush on their heads, but not that often. As you see, not that many... :)
     
    08-15-2008, 11:43 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I was always told stiffest to softest, is this correct? I'm not even sure of what you call the bushes?
     
    08-15-2008, 12:07 PM
  #4
Trained
A hoof pick and a stiff brush and a soft brush. That's about as basic as it gets. I don't know that I would go out a buy a whole lot for a lesson horse. OH...I just had a brain fart. For like $12 I got a cheapo bag of grooming tools!!! Look for them at the "new" store!!! It came with about 8 pieces but the basics you would need and all in a tidy little vinyl bag. I have upgraded the ones I use more but after a year all the tools are in pretty good condition. I'd start there.
     
    08-15-2008, 12:10 PM
  #5
Yearling
Here's what I always have in my grooming box...

- Curry comb (I always use this first to break up the dirt)
- Stiff Brush (to brush away the majority of the dirt)
- Soft Brush (for the face and to go over the horse again to add some extra shine)
- Hoof pick w/ brush (for picking hooves and the brush comes in handy to clean the wall of the hoof too)
- An old rag (to go over the horse with and to apply fly spray, show sheen, etc. to the face)
- Mane/Tail comb and brush (to brush out the mane and tail)
- Detangler (mane and tail is the best in my opinion)
- Treats are a must. I always have some with me and the horses know it.

I think that's about it. Right now I also have Showsheen, shampoo, conditioner, sponge, Corona (love this stuff), bucket, and fly spray in my locker that I use quite often but are not necesary.
     
    08-15-2008, 12:12 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I'm not looking to spend a small fortune, just looking for an excuse to shop and go to the new store lol.
     
    08-15-2008, 12:39 PM
  #7
Started
Definitely get a whack of hoofpicks, nothing fancy, just cheap ones that are like $1 or $2 each. People lose them all the time. I keep several in my tack box.

Other essentials would be curry combs, hard brushes and soft brushes.
     
    08-15-2008, 01:12 PM
  #8
Showing
I'd get:
Soft brush, hard brush, hoof pick (any kind, but I like the one with the little brush hehe), curry combs are a must, & a comb. :)
     
    08-15-2008, 01:59 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Well 60 bucks later I got EVERYTHING but a darn bag. :roll:
     
    08-15-2008, 02:01 PM
  #10
Yearling
All this talk of brushes and combs is making me want to go out and groom Charmer until he looks like an Olympic winner!

Yea I use:
Curry comb
Hard brush
Soft brush
Mane and tail comb
Hoof pick
Softer brush for his face

In that order haha!
     

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