Types of Horse Grooming Tools
Having the right type of horse grooming tools is as important to properly cleaning your horse as a hammer and nails are to building a house!
One way to gather together the right tools is by purchasing a grooming kit that contains all of the necessary horse grooming tools.
If you choose to go this route you will not have to purchase all of the items separately. It is definitely the simplest, and probably most cost effective, way to go.
Horse Grooming Kits
I really like the Weaver Leather Horse Grooming Kit. It’s perfect for beginners and seasoned horse owners alike.
One of the reasons I love purchasing a complete grooming kit is because it comes in a tote. This helps me stay organized by keeping all my horse grooming tools in one spot. I can just grab it and go!
However, regular size brushes can be a challenge for little hands. If you have a small child you might want to get them a kit that has horse grooming tools that are sized to be easy for them to handle.
I really like this cute, cost effective Weaver Youth Horse Grooming Kit. It’s also a favorite of the kids at my barn.
The kit comes in two color choices and is decorated with a glitter and heart theme. It Includes a body brush, face brush, hoof pick, curry comb, mane comb and sponge.
It is rated 5 out of 5 stars and is sure to be VERY popular with your young equestrian as well! Another plus is the great price. This kit is under $20
Hoof Pick With Brush
Although these grooming kits are generally all inclusive there are a couple of other items I like to have on hand and find myself using them almost every day.
One of them is a hoof pick with a brush on the end. I find this tool very useful.
When I am finished picking out the hoof I like to give a final brush-out so that I can do a quick visual check of the bottom of my horses’ hoof.
I like the grip (and the price!) of this Intrepid Hoof Pick. When I have a choice of hoof picks I always choose one with a brush! Besides brushing out the bottom of the hoof I can also use it for brushing mud off the hoof wall.
Rubber Grooming Mitt
Another tool that I love is the rubber grooming mitt. I like to have it on hand and it helps me feel like I am massaging my horse.
This experience helps me feel closer to my horse and I find it a “softer, gentler” way of currying horses with more sensitive skin. It’s also handy to use for massaging in shampoo when you are giving a bath.