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post #1 of 10 Old 10-29-2011, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Smile What do u need in a grooming kit?

Hey what do you put in a grooming kit. What brand is it also?
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-29-2011, 05:21 PM
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I wouldn't buy all one grooming kit, because they're kind of cheaply made and sold for a high price. Instead, I'd pick out the brushes and put them in a tote or toolbox or something.
Here's what you need in general:
Soft brush
Stiff brush
Rubber curry
Metal curry (never use it on your horse, though, it's for cleaning brushes)
Hoof brush (the stiff kind that's on a handle - usually with a pick on the other side)
Hoof pick
Mane comb
bigger tail comb
Old rags (or a sham-wow... <<<what I use... LOL!
Hoof oil brush
Braiding stuff (if you use it)
Bathing brush
(can't live without) the rubber mit!! I use it religously - works like a charm for a quick brushing!
... and whatever else you think you need!

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 12:13 AM
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As well as all the stuff on the list above, I recommend a sweat scraper, I use mine all the time! And I usually keep a packet of baby wipes handy:)
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 12:56 AM
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Not all of the kits are cheaply made and overpriced, Oster makes kits although I bought my Oster products separately as I wanted some and not other brushes, and their hoof pick is a piece of junk in my opinion.

Oster® 7-Piece Equine Care Series™ Blue Kit < Grooming Kits < Horse Supplies|Dover Saddlery.

I also added these products to it.

Oster® Soft Finishing Brush < Body Brushes < Horse Grooming Supplies|Dover Saddlery.

Oster® Face Finishing Brush < Face Brushes < Horse Grooming Supplies|Dover Saddlery.

Oster® Face Curry Comb < Face Brushes < Horse Grooming Supplies|Dover Saddlery.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-06-2011, 04:06 AM
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I don't like the oster 'hairbrush' the balls on the end pull too much hair out.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-08-2011, 03:22 PM
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While every rider/horse combination may prefer different objects in their grooming kits, the basics needed for every grooming kit are:
Rubber curry comb
Hard brush (rough bristles)
Soft brush (soft bristles)
Mane & Tail brush (You can even use a human hair brush for this)
Hoof pick

In addition, I also keep these in my kit:
Fly spray
Sweat scraper
Hoof oil
Shampoo & Conditioner

Oster is known for being a really good brand for already-made grooming kits. I prefer, however, to buy individual brushes & such and combine them to make a grooming kit.

Good luck!
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-12-2011, 03:37 PM
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OMG I'm a horse pamperer myself so i'm always adding things to my grooming kit. I recently had to buy a bigger deluxe grooming bag from dover to keep all my things in. I recommend the bag! :)

I have:
Dandy Brush
Rubber Curry
Soft Brush
I had a body brush (like softer than the dandy brush) but i gave it to my dog but will clean it for my new horsey! XD
Hoof Pick w brush
Mane & Tail (Brand not use XD) Hoof Moisturizer I love it because you can put it all over the hoof!
Mane & Tail comb (I use my old hair comb! XD)
Quic Braid
Braiding Bands
Cowboy Magic Rosewater Shampoo (Makes the horse shiny and soft! :) )
Sponge (Mine is like a car washing sponge with a rougher side but i never use that side)
Sweat Scarper
Fly Spray (Pyranha works best!)
Massagey thingy! XD
Things To Add to my kit:
atleast 2 smaller sponges
Hoof Oil
Anti-Fungal Shampoo
De-tangle Spray

and anything that your horse needs! Like horses that do heavy work (high jumper, showing often, pony club!) should have a massaging shampoo /limient for their
muscles! Or MTG for tail growth! Friend swears by it!
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-12-2011, 05:27 PM
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I have this kit in purple, it is a bit over priced but the brushes are high quality Great Grip 8Pc Grooming Package - Horse.com I also have a metal mane pulling comb, mtg, mane and tail shampoo and conditioner, and probably some other stuff that I can't think of right now lol
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-12-2011, 05:58 PM
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I bought a small box grooming box and filled it with:
a hard brush
a soft body brush
a hoof pick
a plastic curry
a plastic shedding tool in the shape of a flower that is amazing!
And finally a rubber silicone curry for massaging

I don't have combs because the barn has some and I don't really brush my school horses manes as they are always short and tidy.
What I like about buying a grooming box and buying the stuff separately, is that I can buy the brushes and tools I like, at the quality/price/color I want. :)

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 01:18 AM
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I got this for my birthday this year: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Great Grips Eight Piece Grooming Kit

A couple of the brushes are exactly the same as ones by Oster (particularly the mane and tail brush and the curry), just cheaper and more color options.

I got a different hoof pick though, just a cheap one. The one that kit comes with has a pointed tip that my mare does not appreciate on her feet, so I got one with a flathead end.
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