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    07-25-2012, 10:46 AM
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Foal
What are the grooming needs?

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!

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    07-25-2012, 03:15 PM
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Green Broke
Brushes and MANYYY hoof picks.. they tend to disappear:) lol..
     
    07-25-2012, 03:18 PM
  #3
Green Broke
For basic care, you just need a couple of brushes, rubber curry, and a hoof pick.

The amount of stuff you need for grooming expands exponentially when you start showing, though
barrelbeginner and bigbayboy like this.
     
    07-26-2012, 09:45 AM
  #4
Foal
Lols!!! Ill keep that in mind BarrelBeginner haha oh ok so that's all the basics id need tho I know I def need hoof picks tho :)(verona)
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    07-26-2012, 10:24 AM
  #5
Green Broke
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.
     
    07-26-2012, 12:13 PM
  #6
Trained
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.
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    07-26-2012, 01:17 PM
  #7
Yearling
Well, in my grooming box, I have:

- 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
- detangler
- Cowboy Magic Greenspot Remover
- hoof oil
- hair brush
- elastics
- 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.
     
    07-26-2012, 04:05 PM
  #8
Foal
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?
     
    07-26-2012, 10:07 PM
  #9
Foal
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!
     
    07-26-2012, 10:15 PM
  #10
Yearling
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. :)
     

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