Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
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When grooming, you want to look at the density of bristles - the space between the bristles indicates the size of dirt that it will let pass through. Start with a curry comb to work the mud and thick dirt out of the hair first. Then use a heavy bristled brush to work out the larger particles of dirt and dust, and work your way to a very soft brush (goat hair or equivalent) to get the fine shine.
Elbow grease is key!!! If you have the patience, look up the thing called "wisping" (I believe??) it's done with a hay or straw "rag" of sorts, and many grooms swear by it.
Keep your brushes clean, and remember that a healthy coat comes from the inside out, so if the horse is lacking in something nutritionally, its coat will suffer too.
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