Ladies, thank you for the tips.
I have a basic grooming set with a hoof pick, rubber curry, dandy brush, soft goat hair brush, mane and tail brush.
I used a damp cloth today and it worked well! Woohoo! I'm always
taking a cloth with me from now on.
If I may, I have a couple more questions. . . .
1) Should I be using anything on the hooves? A once a week treatment? If so, what.
2) Are a shedding blade and a metal curry comb (the round ones with long teeth on one side and longer teeth on the other) two different tools that do the same job?
3) What do you think of me getting a hay net so they can nibble hay while I groom them?
Today the horse hooves I looked at were so hard I couldn't pick anything out of them. They were like petrified. I didn't look at the back ones, but I bet they were the same. What do you think about that? Is there anything I should do - a once a week treatment? Or are they best left alone.
I did one and a half horses today. lol. It's one and a half because one horse loved being groomed and the other walked away. I couldn't find a harness for them, so I figured the one that walked away didn't want to be groomed anymore. I'm new and was shy to follow him. I'll have harnesses for them next time.