|the kit in its entirety|
- Liniment, detangler, and shine spray. I have a full-size shine spray too... tho that usually stays home. Also, depending on the season, add fly spray.
- Rubber and plastic curry combs. I also have a jelly version as well (thanks Erin!) but that hasn't yet made it to the barn. Isabel personally prefers the hard plastic, but sometimes I think the rubber and jelly varieties can speed along shedding a bit better.
- So many body brushes omg. They are sorted from stiffest to softest bristles, top to bottom. The top brush is exclusively for mane/tail, and the bottom red brush is for her face. The two in between are my general go-tos for the body, with the red/green (medium stiffness) getting the most use.
- Mane / tail brush (typically only used in conjunction with detangler or conditioner).
- Hoof picks. #canneverhavetoomany
|odds and ends in constant rotation|
- Vet wrap, small sponge, and triple antibiotic ointment. Not exactly a full first aid kit, but these things come in handy pretttttty often.
- Baby wipes. Never knew I needed them until I got them. Super convenient to have on hand!
- Hole punch. It's unlikely you'll ever find me with a grooming kit unequipped with one of these bad boys.
- Random stuff - Herbal Horse Be Calm Lavender Balm, and a random velcro-on sheepskin cover that typically covers the curb chain on my mechanical hackamore.
- More random stuff - rubber bands (needs no explanation) and hand sanitizer.
- Leather balm and a dedicated sponge. An embarrassing amount of my tack and gear gets it's last little face lift on the actual show grounds haha.
|tools and gadgets etc|
- Extra leadline and double-sided clip. Both are highly HIGHLY convenient.
- Medical armband lives in my grooming kit and is therefore never forgotten. Plus a pen and a sharpie are nice to have on hand.
- Scissors (tagged with my initials - and note in the very top pic there are velcro straps - snipped from an old saddle pad - connecting the scissors to my tote. I clearly have trust issues when it comes to scissors at a barn!) and a mutli tool - this one specifically for use with horses!
- Stock tie. Same idea as the armband - it'll never be forgotten if it lives here!
- Liniment concentrate to be mixed into water buckets for sponging off.
- Spurs, hair net, and nose shaver. These are very specifically useful on show days.
|tidily tucked away and covered up!|
|unwanted recent additions for the scratches... ugh....|
|the ever-essential barn rats|
So.... yea... that's my standard kit that goes most places with us. What's in your grooming tote?