Friday, August 24, 2012

what's in your grooming box?

Laura over at The Horse Talker tagged me in her post about what she uses to groom her horse, Trooper. She had a great idea to compare her grooming kit with those other bloggers who are from all over the world. 

In Shyloh's box (well, it is more of a bucket) I have:

Mane and tail brush, hard brush, soft brush, hoof pick, and face brush. All items are in need of a good cleaning!! We need a new mane and tail brush. . .blue to match!

Other products that I use often are:
Infusiom 23 and Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer for her mane and tail, sunscreen for her blaze and pink nose, coconut oil for her hooves, and fly spray.

When I give Shy a bath, I use:

Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner, a brush with bristles on the edges and a spongy part in the middle, Ultra Super White shampoo (it is purple) for the white parts, and a sweat scraper to get rid of excess moisture. I also have a fine (pictured) and coarse curry comb, but I don't keep them in my groom bucket. No rain means no mud.

For first aid, I have Bag Balm, Vetricyn, Fung-a-Way, Corona Cream, and silver spray band aid. Oh yeah, and vet wrap. 

So I ask you, dear readers, what is in your grooming box? Any must have items that  I am missing?


  1. Thanks for doing the post! I haven't seen coconut oil for the hooves before, sounds like a nice natural product to use though!

    1. The coconut oil is great! Shy's hooves are so healthy. It has been so dry here, and the oil makes her hooves retain moisture naturally. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. No thrush here! And even with this drought, her hooves keep growing. The farrier always says how nice her hooves are. I highly recommend it!

  2. Great post, I might have to do one like it ;)

  3. Great post, think I may have to do a similar one :)

  4. I bet the coconut oil smells devine! The sponge brush sounds like a great idea - may have to look out for one of those!

    Here's my "grooming box" post:


  5. I love the sponge brush!! Where did you get that? Now I'm going to have to do a post like this lol. You did a great job with it. It was fun seeing what you use. We use the same fly spray. :D


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