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post #11 of 14 Old 10-22-2012, 01:57 PM
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A book is a lot of reading... You may want to start with a short article that covers the 4 basic steps of grooming. You'll be sure to get results.

How to groom your horse to shine—in four easy steps.

"My horses are my friends, not my slaves."
Dr. Reiner Klimke
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post #12 of 14 Old 10-22-2012, 02:09 PM
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No books - just making the time to put in the effort and a lot of old fashioned elbow grease!!!
I start with a '*****ly type plastic curry comb and a stiff dandy brush to remove any dirt and loose hair then a body brush that gets cleaned between strokes with a rubber curry comb - this is where the elbow grease comes in. Finish off with a clean damp cloth thats had a bit of baby oil rubbed into it. Manes and tails get wet brushed when its not freezing and regularly washed Our horses do get hosed over when they sweat which can be most days in the hot weather and sponged over to remove any sweat whenever they are worked
I also use a rechargeable car vac if they get really dusty or greasy - works wonders!!!
Dont forget if your horse lives out without a blanket he will need that extra grease to keep him warm in cold weather
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Well, I'm going to actually answer your question. This is THE book for show grooming:

This is another favorite:

Though skimming through the other posts, you might just want to go with something more basic. Simply Google "horse grooming" and I'm sure you'll find something of use. Or check out a basic horse care book, most have a section on grooming.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-27-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Windspeed, thanks for that article. My dandy brush is synthetic so that explains a lot right there.

Stealing, thanks for the book suggestion. Our huge New England equine event is coming up soon, so now I have something to shop for!

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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