1. Rubber Curry Combs or Jelly Scrubbers work wonders on shedding out coats and bringing dirt to the top. Never heard of a Jelly Scrubber? https://www.rootintootin.com/catalog/images/js-001.JPG
2. Hard Brushes swipe away all the dirt and hair... lightly dampen it if your horse is extremely dusty or has hair sticking up in random places.
3. Soft brushes are great for making the coat shiny and soft... lightly dampen it to get even more of a clean, polished look.
4. Hoof picks are great... but I always loose them. lol. Also, if you have a hoof pick with the brush thing on the back, you can use it to brush out the tail. It gets all the loose hairs out gently.
5. I like bridle paths, I think they look really polished. Just cut the mane where the halter or bridle sits, no further. It should be about an inch or an inch and a half. I use scissors, because my horse is scared of clippers.
6. I love my horse's whiskers trimmed. I use scissors and cut each individual whisker down. It takes forever, but my horse hates the sound of clippers.
7. Brush out the mane with a hard brush it makes it fluffy and shiny, as well as soft and clean looking.
8. If your horse has hair on it's fetlocks (the hair is sometimes called "feathers") use a hard brush first, then a soft brush. Or just trim it off.
9. Tidy up the outside of the hooves, it looks so much nicer.
10. Maybe even braid the mane and put ribbons in it, if you're in the mood.
11. Sponge around the nose and mouth, as well as the eyes.