Quote of the Day:
I frequently dream of being on these horses’ backs and running across a field. And the horse and I are one.
Keeping your horse clean and well groomed is an essential part of maintaining your horse’s health and letting it look it’s best. However, you can’t do this without a good grooming kit!
Write down a list of supplies. Before you assemble your grooming kit, you need to know what you will need to keep your horse clean. If you know any other horse owners, ask they what tools they use and recommend. Likewise, employees at your local farm shop should be able to lend you some good generic advice.
Here’s a good base list:
- Curry comb
- Bristle brush
- Mane and tail comb
- Hoof pick
- Detangler spray
Assemble your tools. Make a trip to your local farm supply store and begin to check things off of your list. Also, you should have backups for your most useful tools, in case you lose or break them.
Get a tote or a bucket to hold the supplies. You can buy a tote from local stores or horse tack shops. Get one large enough to hold all of your supplies.
Once you have the tools you want, put it in your grooming kit. Try to put regularly used items in the front or top, so you have easy access to them. While you are at it, toss some horse cookies and treats in your kit so they are handy. Leave at your barn or take home after lessons. Don’t forget to clean your tools and tack regularly.
Use your kit to keep your horse looking beautiful!