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post #1 of 11 Old 02-15-2020, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Pre Made Grooming Kits

Hey all! Iím looking to purchase a pre made grooming kit because I want everything to match (Iím color coding my horseís stuff) and I like the totes/bags they come with. I want to know what you folks think of the ones Iím deciding between. Yay or nay? Junk or not? Lol.

https://www.amazon.com/Weaver-Leathe...1785660&sr=8-1

Weaver,it comes with everything I would need but I dislike the weird comb and a few reviews state it falls apart. Other than that I really like it and the color variety. Thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/Southwestern-...1785660&sr=8-5

Weíll call this one...the bucket one. Lol. Doesnít come with a mane and tail brush,comb,or sweat scraper. Other than that the reviews are super good. Thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/Oster-Equine-...1785660&sr=8-4

Oster,seems very well made,doesnít come with a sweat scraper but quality is key I suppose and I could buy a matching one. A bit pricey though. I caught it on sale for $40 once so I could wait for a sale again. Thoughts?

Also,do you prefer the stick sweat scrapers or the double sided ones with handles?

Thanks all!
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-15-2020, 03:12 PM
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I'd honestly buy things individually. I personally like going to a tack/feed store and feeling all the brushes. All you really need is a curry, a hard brush (medium density), a softer brush, a hair brush (I get mine at the dollar tree), and a hoof pick. I used a bag for grooming items for a long time and didn't like it as much as a sturdy grooming box. Plus I can keep my detangler and hoof oil in there, as well as some rags.

I prefer the rounded sweat scrapers like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Horse-T...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-15-2020, 03:36 PM
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I bought three of the Oster on sale 10 years ago. One for me, one for child and one for niece. They have all held up. The combs have each lost tooth or two and two brushes survived a dog chewing. They aren't pretty but still useable. Handy to have matching. Helped keep things from disappearing. I got few plastic sweat scrapers to go with. They sort of it in the carrier. The bags have been washed and dried several times over the years. I can't complain and they worked well for toting to lessons. Niece still uses hers. I have bought some specific brushes from Haas and another company plus pick up things to try when I think I might have a use so I also have a couple of plastic totes that are full. Starting out I don't think you would go wrong with the Oster set.
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-15-2020, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the opinions!

Interstellar I tried to do just that! I went to the store and began feeling all the brushes. I found the softest thing ever for the face,a mix of horse or goat hair and something else I donít remember. Lol. I have a hoofpick and two jelly scrubbers already,one harder one for the body and a smaller softer one for the face and sensitive areas. But at the store I couldnít find a hard brush I liked. Too flimsy feeling and the wrong colors! Bright red plasticy bristles arenít my thing. And I would like a matching bag to store stuff in. Did I mention I enjoy matching things? Lol. Thank you for all the advice! And that was the sweat scraper that I named ďthe one with the handleĒ. Lol.


QtrBel,itís great to hear of a kit holding up! I almost bought a few of their brushes at the store but figured I might as well get the kit if I was going to get the brushes. Thankfully my dog never touches anything if itís not hers,so I donít think Iíll have to worry about chewing! Unless,of course,the other dog gets hold of it! I actually looked at Haas brushes online but they where pretty pricey and for just starting out I decided it would be better to get those later if I decide I need them. I have heard they are addicting! Iíll see if I can find it on sale eventually.

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-15-2020, 09:40 PM
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My first grooming kit I bought cheap £20 and added bits that were missing. Sweat scraper, hoof pick, a GOOD curry..
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-15-2020, 10:30 PM
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I have all three of those kits! The Oster ones are really nice but I think I like the weaver ones the best because of the bag they come in. The ones in the bucket are neat and you can use that as a water bucket if you happen to forget yours. The bucket ones I use for baths, the Osters are in the barn and the weavers are in the trailer for shows and stuff.

They are all good kits.
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Kalraii,thanks for the input! I really appreciate it!


farmpony84,I canít believe you have all three! Thatís so cool! Iím a sucker for the colors the bucket ones come in,Iím drawn to the weaver because of color,the bag and it comes with literally everything and Iím drawn to the Oster for quality. Perhaps Iíll end up with all three one day. Thanks for the reply!
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-17-2020, 06:39 PM
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I really am not a fan of premade kits.
But I am a fan of quality brushes. My kit all matches because I painted it- and when I get bored of it I repaint it. Presently its theme is woodland creatures. I don't like brushes with any kind of synthetic bristles- natural fibers restore the oils in the coat and do more than simply remove dirt. On HF people seem to like Haas, and I certainly like my schimmel brush I got from them. At the end of the day my handpicked/accumulated kit of things that I need and nothing that I don't is absolutely perfect. I really think it's worth it to go out and put together your kit.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-17-2020, 09:44 PM
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@Nubs I have the weaver one in the black and gold. I actually have two of them. One is a larger one. The bucket one I have in the teal and the Osters are in the navy blue - they came in the zip bag. I also have single brushes and stuff I've bought over the years... and I have the good old plastic square bin as well that I put things in....

LOL.... I like the convenience of having it all together and clean. I used to try to do a set per horse but I'm over that... although I try to use one set on my lighter horse and then the other on the darker ones. I hate when you get light hairs on the dark horses when you are trying to keep them all clean and shiny.
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