That woman in the video couldn't groom her own hair let alone a horse!
I am disgusted that this is a British Horse Society video - she is using the wrong hand through most of the videos and puts as much energy into grooming as I would walking to a hangman's noose!
Strapping does not cause a horse pain, it makes the muscle flex as a reflex action and increases the circulation.
I read a lot about what brushes are needed in a grooming kit and am amazed at the different types people carry around.
All you need is :_
Good quality body brush,
Rubber curry comb,
Metal curry to clean brushes,
Mane comb (I use a dog comb with handle)
Sponges for eyes, nose and dock.
You can make a wisp from hay have a leather strapping pad or, use the stable rubber if you are going to strap the horse.
The other things I have to hand is mane/tail spray for the bottom of the tail and to remove mud, I have six stainless steel pot scourers unravelled and made into a pad by plaiting them together.
I start by picking feet and then removing any mud with the scourers and perhaps the dandy. Then rubber curry all over including legs.
Using the body brush is part of the art of getting a horse clean, you need to first work in a circular motion before finishing going with the hair, you should be facing towards the horse's quarters and use the hand nearest the horse on each side. After every four strokes - which should have your weight behind them, you clean the brush on the metal curry.
You do change hands when working one the belly, nearest hand should be on the horse's back so you can feel any tensing should he go to kick and stop his action before he follows through,
Once a thorough body brushing has been done - at least five strokes over every part of the body, you then do the face.
Then if I am strapping I would work on that, finally go over with the stable rubber, again working in a circular lotion before going with the hair.
I then comb the mane and the bottom of the tail.
I keep the tail sprayed so that no hair is pulled out.
Finally dampen the mane over with the water brush.and sponge the eyes nose and dock.
A fit person can do a thorough grooming in about 45 minutes. The sweat should be rolling off them and the horse sparkling!