~rubber curry comb - Get out chunks of dirt and dry mud and loosen.
~Very Hard Bristle Brush - Get out any more dried mud
~Curry again - Loosen dirt from undercoat
~Hard bristle all over...- remove all remaining dirt - very long time spent here
~(optional) hose down bottoms of legs - only if its warm out. not for winter-skip
~Hooves...Pick - all mud out then brushed with the other side of the pick
~hooves...oil - Protein on sole, and oil/conditioner on wall and outside and heel
~Medium brush legs and body and neck -remove dirt and dust
~Face brush. - clean the face
~Soft Body Brush - Flick away any remaining dust
~Brush Mane, Pick Tail - Straightens the mane. Pick shavings from tail. Its currently wrapped, Otherwise its gently brushed or just picked out.
~ShowSheen Body - I spray his whole body with the stuff except saddle area. This includes mane and tail
~Long bristle Soft Brush body - flicks off any more dust possible and makes him clean
~Soft Brush Body - Adds shine and smooths
COOKIE TIME - he's always so well behaved. i dont use a hay net or anything. So i give him a horse cookie or peppermint.
Usually takes 45 minutes or so to an hour
I have a pretty long grooming process. But my horse absolutely loves it and he always looks amazing. Right now I even have his tail braided since im using MTG. So each time i groom ill take off the bag and add conditioner or more MTG all over his tail before i put the bag back over it, but the braids wont come out for a few weeks.
For a short one...this is rushed and done in 20 or 30 minutes. And the second currying and brushing is skipped to go straight to the soft brushing cycle and only one cycle of hard brush/curry