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        02-20-2008, 10:19 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I groom every time I ride, which is usually 5-6 days a week. And a little brush over after I'm finished (i don't like leaving saddle marks!). I'm not going to lie though, sometimes my grooming sessions are maybe 5 minutes... :roll:
         
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        02-20-2008, 01:49 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Wo, when I got the e-mail that someone replied I was thinking one person, two or three max, but behold, way more! I love grooming horses just about as much as I like riding them so thanks for the input everybody! One more question, besides the curry comb, hard bristle and finishing brush, do you have face brushes, tail brushes, mane brushes...?
         
        02-20-2008, 01:54 PM
      #13
    Trained
    I have a face curry and face brush. I also have different hardness of hard brushes. I use the harder one for mud and cleaning the outsides of the hooves, and the softer hard brush for their coat. I also have a mane and tail brush.

    I groom every day in the spring/summer and like 1-2 times a week in the fall/winter. I also groom before and after I ride
         
        02-20-2008, 02:17 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    I am a groom as needed person. In the winter, I groom off what is needed and do feet before a ride. I have all of my horses tails up, so it is just a quick brush over to remove debris and check for ouchies. There are about 5 minute sessions. I also groom at least every other day when they have to have a blanket on.

    In the summer, I groom before riding, often hose off after a ride, and spend a lot of time clipping, conditioning, bathing, banding, braiding, polishing, trimming, blanketing and slinkying. :)

    Occasionally, I pull them out not to ride, but to groom - I think they really enjoy this time. I also have my new lesson students spend a good part of their lessons learning how to groom, and taking their time to do it.
         
        02-20-2008, 03:05 PM
      #15
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by otis07
    wo, when I got the e-mail that someone replied I was thinking one person, two or three max, but behold, way more! I love grooming horses just about as much as I like riding them so thanks for the input everybody! One more question, besides the curry comb, hard bristle and finishing brush, do you have face brushes, tail brushes, mane brushes...?
    yeah I have face brushes and mane & tail brushes :)
         
        02-20-2008, 05:27 PM
      #16
    Showing
    I have a thing for brushes, I couldn't tell you how many I have Same with saddle pads we have stacks of them. Some women buy shoes, I buy horse stuff
         
        02-20-2008, 06:58 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Quote:
    otis07 wrote:
    Wo, when I got the e-mail that someone replied I was thinking one person, two or three max, but behold, way more! I love grooming horses just about as much as I like riding them so thanks for the input everybody! One more question, besides the curry comb, hard bristle and finishing brush, do you have face brushes, tail brushes, mane brushes...?


    Yeah I have face brushes and mane & tail brushes
    Yep same
         
        02-20-2008, 08:47 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Thanks for the info everone, I love brushes, don't really know why. They are one of the few cheap things about horses (excluding clippers...) which is always nice. Could I get all the brushes I need for under 100$? I have seen many kits available, anybody have experience with those? It just seems too easy and picking out brushes would be fun :)
         
        02-20-2008, 08:56 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I'm a grooming fanatic. My horses are groomed for 30 min.-1 hour every day and before and after I ride. We use the cross ties, my horses are only brushed in places with rubber mats, etc.
         
        02-21-2008, 09:32 PM
      #20
    Showing
    LMAO I have all kindsa brushes!
    Grooming is soo fun though.
         

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