Product Review: Grooming Hands
Equestrians can have a love-hate relationship with grooming. We love a clean, shiny, dapply coat, but hate when we bring our horse in from the paddock and they’re caked in mud.
I’ve recently found a product that helps make grooming a bit easier and I think more comfortable.
Grooming Hands is a anti-static glove for horses and other pets and has massage points on the fingers to scrub the body, loosen dirt, or for bathing.
I’ve been using Grooming Hands for about two weeks and doubt I’ll ever go back to a normal curry comb! Wow is the epitome of the ‘sensitive Thoroughbred’ and can get snarky during grooming, especially in the girth and other sensitive areas. While this cranky behavior will never fully go away, when I started using Grooming Hands versus a standard curry comb, I noticed a decrease in the amount of snarkiness.
Because this product is a glove, there’s nothing to drop and you retain the ability to use your hands for any number of tasks. I don’t know how many times in the past I’ve been currying and flung the curry across the barn isle because I lost my grip. With Grooming Hands you don’t have to worry about that! Plus, I like that I can use these on Wow’s legs and other areas that a standard curry just doesn’t work!
I LOVE the massage points. They massage muscles at the same time they get deep into the hair to loosen dirt without being aggressive. The dexterity I have while using Grooming Hands far exceeds that of the standard curry.
Recently I brought Wow in from his paddock and he was COVERED in mud from nose to tail. I mean it was everywhere - on his face, caked on his legs, completely covering both sides and all in his tail. I think he was quite proud of himself! I put on my Grooming Hands gloves and got to work. Another great feature of these gloves is that you can use the cloth to wipe around the eyes, nose and face. Since he was so muddy I used the massage points all over his body to loosen the caked on mud. The dexterity I had to do his legs and face was amazing. Using Grooming Hands gives me a better feel for pressure applied during grooming and a closer feel of my horse’s body and coat.
After removing as much mud as I could, it was time for a bath. Grooming Hands does double duty as a grooming tool and bathing mitt. I rinsed off the mud and horse hair then began the bath. Like I said before, the dexterity is second to none! I was able to scrub Wow better than ever before — no sponge or other bathing mitt has allow me to get such a depth of clean and good feel of pressure as Grooming Hands does! With other bathing mitts I’ve used, it’s a true mitt where you don’t have use of your fingers or hand for other tasks while bathing. Grooming Hands allowed me to add more shampoo, turn the hose on and off, and hold the cross ties to keep him from wiggling around the wash rack. Plus, since Grooming Hands comes in pairs (like all gloves), I felt like bath time when by twice as fast!
After all that, the Grooming Hands cleaned up very easily. All I did was rinse them off with the hose and let them air dry. They are machine washable if all you do is use them as a grooming tool, but if you use them as a bathing mitt it’s like they wash themselves!
I highly recommend adding a pair of Grooming Hands to your grooming repertoire! You won’t be disappointed. You can read more about the story behind Grooming Hands, read testimonials from other satisfied customers, and buy a pair on their website.
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