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Thursday, 21 May 2015

My Basic Grooming Kit!

So today’s post I thought I would share the basic items to my grooming kit!  This is different for everyone so if there are some basics that I haven’t mentioned that you love please comment them below!

Basic brushes - 
  • Hoof Pick
  • Soft Bristled Brush (for sensitive parts and flicking dust from the coat)
  • Hard Bristled Brush (for removing dried mud)
  • Rubber Comb (for removing mud and hair)
  • Mane and Tail brush
  • Sweat scraper
  • Large Sponge (for bath time!)
  • Small sponges (I buy cheap baby ones for around the mouth, nose and dock.  I usually don’t keep these for long) 

Basic Sprays and liquids –
  •          Fly Spray and/or gel & Cream
  •         Shampoo (I usually have baby shampoo, horse shampoo and citronella shampoo)
  •         Detangling spray for mane and tail
  •         Hoof Oil

Extras/showing products –

  •          Baby Oil (for putting around the eye and nose area for shine)
  •          Stain remover (especially for grey horses!)
  •         Shine spray
  •          Plaiting Spray (definitely not essential but some my horses have very thick manes and are hard to plait!) 
  •         Chalk (you can buy a chalk made for horses to make their markings much whiter!  Doesn’t work on horses with long feathers though!)
  •         Stable rubber (just a piece of cloth that will remove dust from horses coats)
  •         Quarter mark stencils (Stencils that you put on the horses quarters, brush the hair in a different direction then take the stencil off.  You are then left with cool patterns!  These are not essential but I love using them!  People also make quarter marks without these but I’ve never been good at it!) 

So that's it! I hope you enjoyed it :) 

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