Hi, I need to buy my own grooming kit, previously borrowed. The horse I will look after lives out all year round, is currently clipped with rug, and gets pretty muddy. These are what i think I need: Hoof pick.with brush Mane/tail brush Rubber curry comb Dandy brush Body brush face brush
if I have missed anything pls let me know and what is best manufacturer?
Get cheap hoof pick, as they always get lost! Mane and tail the ones that look like round hairbrushes are good Mane and tail detangler (keeps some of the mud off too) Dandy brush a flick one is best Off to see if I can find link for my favourite one as I can't remember brand
you can get a sort of metal scraper like a metal curry comb or shedding blade. Most horses won't let you use them on their heads though. They are both fab at getting off dried on lumps of mud, they make a lot of dust though, that you can brush away. If it's just a matter of getting the horse clean enough to ride I would just remove mud from wherever the tack goes and not bother with a full groom everyday. If horse comes in over night and you will ride in the morning I like to hose the legs down as they come in while the mud is still wet. It's a good opportunity to check for injuries.
sorry, in the second link the shedding blade is the top and middle one (the top one is it bent and handles hooked together so you can use it one handed). They are double sided, use the serrated side for mud removal, and the smooth one for removing water after washing or for sweat.
Yes to Furminator, they are fab. Don't buy one of those hoof picks with the brush attached, I always find the brush bit sticks into my wrist and it hurts! I tie a loop of brightly coloured twine to my hoofpick which makes it easier to spot so I rarely lose them. You will need sponges or similar for cleaning nostrils/docks etc. The cheap baby ones from superdrug or boots are quite a good size and nice and soft.