“Quality Grooming tools that can do the job and feel good to the horse and you are priceless!”
There is nothing better than using good tools to do a job, no matter what job you are doing. Grooming horses is no exception. I’ve listed below some of the essential grooming tools and products that are in my grooming bag.
A hard bristled brush is the work horse in the grooming bag to help remove dirt by. When your horse has caked mud and dirt, a hard bristle brush that can break the mud up is a must. Our Borstiq Arenga brush is perfect for this job! Arenga fibre is one of the hardest wearing natural fibres, sourced from the sugar palm, the fiber is strong, durable and not sensitive to wet or heat like other natural plant fibres, making it ideal for horse grooming brushes.
A medium bristle body brush comes behind the course brush to remove as much dirt as possible by flicking before finishing. Flicking is quick sweeping hand motion in short strokes to bring more dirt, debris and dander from the horse’s skin up to the surface of the coat. It also serves to distribute the oils on the skin over the hair. Our natural bristle Borstiq Flick brush with just the right bristle density to lift and remove the finer dirt and dander that remains from the coat.
I love a natural shine, so a finishing brush is a must in my grooming bag! Our Borstiq Finishing brush is perfect to put a finishing shine on your horses coat! Made from fine horse hair, it lifts the finest particles up and away from your horses coat, and also bring out the natural oils for a finishing shine. The more you brush, the more shine you’ll have. The finishing brush is also great for brushing your horses face.
A mane and tail pick and/or comb is a necessity in my grooming bag. I use the pick and comb to help detangle the wind knots or tougher tangles that can happen. I carefully use our Ashwood Detangling Pick to work on the big tangles and our Widu Comb. Both of these combs assist in detangling without pulling out too much hair. They are made of ash wood and the teeth are turned and well finished for a smooth feel to move through the hair. I use these on both wet and dry hair.
A quality mane and tail brush is important in any grooming bag. I love big thick long hair, so I need a brush that can stimulate the base of the mane gently and the tail bone, along with brushing through the mane and tail for a beautiful fullness. I use the Ashwood wooden bristle brushes. They are smooth and move through the hair easily and help to spread the natural oils through the hair. (Note: I always spray conditioner/detangler on the mane and tail and massage it in by hand before brushing through the hair. I also always start at the tip of the hair and gently move toward to base of the mane or the tail bone so as to not pull out much of the mane and tail hair. I also do not brush manes and tails every day… see more tips below for manes and tails)
I like this small oval brush for the face or just grooming as it fits nicely in my palm or it is wonderful when children visit to give them a brush for grooming that fits their hand so nice. Just a handy little brush.