Grooming is more than cleaning - it is a Wellness modality.
Grooming your horse is an opportunity to:
Increase blood circulation
Create trust & improve your relationship with your horse
Relax your horse and 'set the tone' for work
Prevent and detect skin conditions, swelling, and minor injuries
Create that perfect "World Class" turnout!
Who doesn't want to have the best-looking horse in the whole barn? But as we can see, it is much more than that. You can improve your horse's wellness as well as create a professional turnout, all at the same time... provided you use the right tools.
Currying - Curry in circular motions from upper neck to hind end.
Tool: A high-quality firm curry or flexible curry comb that does not create static.
Flicking - Use short strokes with flicking motions to remove larger dirt particles and bring dirt, dust, dander to the surface.
Tool: A natural fiber dandy brush, a non-static, fully washable high-quality synthetic dandy brush by Haas, or alternatively, a coco fiber brush. I also like Champion flick brush.
Finishing - Clean your horse's coat in long strokes to remove finer dust, dirt & dander and distribute oils over the individual hairs.
Tool - A good quality Finishing Brush with natural bristles, horse hair or wild boar bristle
Glossing - Brush again all over the horse's body in long strokes to remove fine dust, smoothen the coat and bring on the shine!
Tool: A lamb skin gloss brush. Or the frugal solution: Rags cut from an old, felted wool sweater!
In today's market, the choice is not that easy. When I realized that high-quality brushes were not easy to come by in the US, I decided to make them available through. Six years and many enthusiastic customer reviews later, we have added additional horse care products that will not disappoint. It is important to me to help you enjoy your horse. .
Join me in my quest to bring the joy of grooming back to every barn.
Satisfying results - shine and a healthy coat, and you horse will like to be groomed!
Health benefits - proper grooming techniques in combination with high-quality grooming brushes enable you to have a positive effect on your horse's health. Improve circulation, relax the horse, release tension, remove build-up that can lead to itching and skin conditions, reap the benefits of a mutually enjoyable grooming process!
Horse brushes that last - feel good knowing that you will not have to replace your brushes over and over again. If properly cared for, best quality horse grooming brushes last for years to come. (Also see "How to clean your horse brushes")
Mental relaxation and positive stimulation for the horse - scratchy grooming brushes do not feel good! Horses that 'do not like to be groomed' most often simply do not like rough, cheap, synthetic brushes that create static and micro abrasions on skin and hair. Switch to traditional German grooming brushes and experience the difference in your horse's attitude. He/she will stand happily for grooming and look forward to the process, leaving you with a relaxed and content equine with a more willing attitude.
Here some feedback on our grooming tools:
"Just wanted to let you know that I just received my brushes 10 minutes ago. :) I am extremely impressed at the quality of these brushes!!!...the quality is incredible and I'm already sure [my horse] will love them as I do (after buying so many different brushes for my picky boy, I know his taste.) Thank you so much and I will recommend these brushes to everyone!!! ;) Rocio P., MI
"My horse Gunner never liked to be groomed. Since I am using [natural] horse grooming brushes he stands still for grooming as long as we like to and he is loving it! My horse and I love those brushes..." Maryanne M., Middleton, WI
"Got my first order today--was so happy with them I decided to order one more! Thank you so much!!!"Nikki M. Springfield, MO
"I am in love with these brushes! I don’t like to groom very much, I’d rather be riding. So anything that helps speed up the grooming process and makes it more efficient is a plus in my books. I used my [natural] brushes today for the first time on my two very dirty horses, and I was frankly amazed! The flick brush really brought the dirt to the surface efficiently and fast, and then the body brush and the finishing brush made my horses gleam and sparkle. I spent about half the time I usually spend on grooming, and I got more than double the results. Thanks for introducing me to thess brushes ... they’re as closeto “self grooming horses” as one can get!" Anke J., Verona, WI
"Grace has never looked so good! Her coat is now shiny and feels like silk, with the dirt raised to the surface with the [natural] flick brush and removed with the horse hair brush, I then went over her again with the horse hair brush which really brought out the shine. She was very curious at first about what I was using, but once she checked them out and got into enjoying the grooming, she was signing with contentment and completely relaxed. So I can safely say [these] brushes are a hit with both of us!"
Tamara P., Beaver Dam, WI