Hey Im Kinda New too the horse Industry but not.. I've had some experience, I was just wondering what every bit of grooming equipment would be if you were to own/care for a horse and how you use them, any info would be much appreciated thanks heaps!
You start with a few brushes and then in a few months you will acquire buckets of stuff that you 'need'. And yes you will find a need for everything. Swat, fly spray, ointment for cuts, it's all in my grooming tote. I count everything that you will need to put on a horse part of grooming. As you will need it at some point.
It also depends on what your horse likes haha - my horse loves his rubber mitt, so much that the little rubber nubs are worn off and I can't find a new one!! And the plastic flower shaped curry he really likes for getting itched. Also I would recommend spending $50 on a really nice body brush, everything else can be cheap but having a nice body brush cuts grooming time in half, especially if you're scraping it with a metal shedding blade or curry. Those 4 things and a mane/tail brush and hoof pick are what I use every day. Posted via Mobile Device
- a curry comb
- a rubber mitt
- a body brush (softer bristles)
- a dandy brush (harder bristles, used just on body/neck and down to knees/hocks)
- a couple hoof picks
- a bot knife
- a sweat mitt (used to wipe off sweat/excess water)
- a bunch of shampoo
- Cowboy Magic Greenspot Remover
- hoof oil
- hair brush
- hair gel
- ... and a bunch of other stuff!
Although I usually only use the brushes and the elastics on a regular basis.. and the bot knife depending on the season.
I still haven't found my loan horse's itchy spot! He moves around loads when I groom and faces me directly, sniffing whatever I have in my hands, why do you think this is? Is he just curious, does he not enjoy being groomed, is he scared?
I'd say that the most important grooming items you'll need are...
♦ A hard curry (to remove any dirt in the coat/skin.)
♦ A hard brush (stiff straw like brush to help take the dirt off the coat)
♦ A hoof pick (to keep any stones, mud, hay, etc. out of the horse's hooves.)
♦ A soft curry (To help remove dirt on the face and legs.)
♦ A soft brush (To get dirt off of face and legs.)
♦ A mane and tail comb (to remove any tangles, burrs, and mud from mane and tail.)
Hoped this helps and good luck!
Have you tried brushing right above his eye? Major absolutely loves it when I take a brush, and brush above his eye with quick, kind of rough strokes.. he stretches right out and almost falls asleep. :)