Originally Posted by Equestrian1
I always wore gloves while grooming my horses (at the previous equestrian facilities where I used to ride), but, at my current equestrian facility (where they teach great natural horsemanship), they advised me not to wear any gloves while brushing, grooming, cleaning hooves, etc...because the horse has to feel your natural touch, etc....
But, does wearing protective gloves matter to the horse? Wearing protective gloves while cleaning your horse before a ride is a very good hygiene practice to follow. The question is Shall we wear gloves or not while grooming our horses for ride. The horses that I ride are Pasteur horses (not stall horses).
Gloves shouldn't matter at all, and your horse should get accustomed to them, as you'll be riding and touching him/her with your gloves on anyway.
On the other hand, however, I've had a friend get her glove stuck in a halter and the horse took off dragging her behind.