From Endurance to Dressage
Get These Gloves!
Run and do it right now! You won't be sorry.
I am not much into fads, and so far I've resisted all of the specialty grooming brushes currently out there. Oh, but if anyone wants to buy me a Haas brush, I'll take this one. Since I don't (yet) have a Haas brush, I stick to my jelly scrubbers and a soft brush for each horse. They aren't fancy, but they get the job done.
With Speedy shedding more slowly than usual though, I started looking for a shedding tool/blade/brush that might get the job done more effectively.
Enter the HandsOn Revolutionary Grooming & Bathing Glove. Each pair comes in three colors - black, lime green, and purple. They sell for $24.99 (pair), but with coupon code RWEJ, Riding Warehouse will knock 20% off the purchase price.
Both of my dogs absolutely loved these grooming gloves. They kept shoving their way in trying to get just one more scratch down their backs and faces. I figured that if the horses didn't like them, I knew I could leave them at home to use on the dogs.
I needn't have worried. Both of my horses enjoyed the grooming, relaxing as soon as I started. The glove pulled off Speedy's winter coat hair in literal handfuls.
The two things that I liked best about the gloves were 1) they worked really well on legs, and 2) my hands didn't get nearly so tired. Not gripping a brush or arching my hand underneath a strap gave me more energy to use on swiping the brush. It was also very convenient to have a "brush" in each hand.
While the gloves worked great on Speedy's still shaggy coat, I wondered how they'd do on a nearly slicked out coat. While Izzy was slick and clean already, he thoroughly enjoyed getting his back scrubbed. And surprisingly, a fair amount of dust came up even though he looked clean.
If you have still have a horse that is in the midst of shedding, you need these gloves. If your horse is nearly slick but enjoys his back scratched, you need these gloves. They can be used wet or dry and you determine how much pressure you apply. For once I am on board for a grooming fad.
These gloves are my new favorite grooming tool. Anyone else?
4/18/2019 08:13:24 am
Love these! Current horse super sensitive to grooming and he loves these, and I have pretty bad arthritis in both hands and one wrist and these are so much easier on me too!
4/19/2019 12:01:58 pm
I don't know why I am JUST now hearing about them. Apparently everyone else has been using them forever. LOL
4/18/2019 09:12:12 am
I have had these for a few years...I have a "sensitive" OTTB and this is the only shedding tool I can use. Plus they are awesome on lower legs! And, they are good for bathing as you can hose and scrub at the same time!
4/19/2019 12:02:34 pm
Lower legs - yes! That's my favorite part! :0)
4/19/2019 12:04:23 pm
Speedy doesn't "love" them, but he tolerates them. He is NOT cool with any kind of shedding blade, so these are a compromise. Brown horse isn't sensitive, so he was all "whatever ... you missed a spot!"
4/18/2019 10:58:04 am
We've been enjoying those grooming gloves for a few years now. I've given several pairs as Christmas presents. They are great for shedding out legs, behind ears and "underarms" on my thin skinned thoroughbred. Great product.
4/19/2019 12:05:29 pm
So far, they have been the answer to the not shedding problem.
4/24/2019 05:33:18 pm
Use these on the racehorses and LOVE them. I was first introduced to them at an endurance ride and they changed my life.
5/17/2019 06:22:45 am
Nearly a month later, these are the best shedding tool I've ever used!
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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