1. What's your routine?
I start with either a rubber curry or a shedding blade, depending on the season, over muscular areas, then a stiff brush over everything but the face. I have 2 progressively finer-bristled brushes that I use next if I'm going for shine. Mane, forelock, and tail are next, brush and detangle if necessary, then the face with an uber-soft little brush. If there's goop on his face, I use a damp washcloth. Hoof-picking is last. I work from the top down, that way dirt doesn't fall on to just-cleaned horse. 2. How often do you groom?
I at least brush off the dirt and crumbs and pick hooves daily. A full on grooming takes place 3-ish times per week.
3. On average how long does it take you?
I can have my guy clean and ready to ride in about 15-20 minutes if I don't get carried away making him purdy. I can have him looking bath-clean and detailed without the bath in about an hour and a half. 4. Are there any special brushes or sprays you prefer?
I like Oster's brushes with the ergonomic design to them. I don't have many (can't afford too many
), but the tools I have are really nice. Wish the hoof pick had a brush, though... . Vetrolin Shine is good stuff, and I like Mane 'n Tail Hoofmaker as well.