What is a comb Curry?

A curry comb is a type of horse grooming brush that removes shedding hair, scurf, and sweat from a horse’s body. It also loosens caked mud and dirt. Curry combing your horse is an important part of grooming your horse and maintaining its health and wellbeing.

What are curry combs made of?

Curry combs are usually made of rubber or metal, but rubber is more common because it is less harsh on your horse’s coat. When looking for one, it is important to look for one that is firm but not so stiff that it will irritate or injure your horse’s skin.

Do metal curry combs hurt horses?

There are several different types of curry combs, including rubber, plastic and metal curry combs, but rubber curry combs are the best ones to use on your horse. Metal curry combs are popular, but they can be harsh especially on non-fleshy areas of your horse plus they can easily damage and break your horse’s hair.

What is the purpose of curry comb?

A rubber curry comb is a useful tool in removing dirt, old hair, and debris from your horse. It can be used nearly all over a horse’s body and should be used in a circular motion.

What is a dandy brush?

: a stiff brush used in cleaning and grooming animals.

What is a greyhound comb for dogs?

This comb makes removing dead undercoat and knots a breeze for those smaller breeds because of the fine spacing in between the tines.

Why do you rub down horses?

The horse is rubbed or “curried” to help loosen dirt, hair, and other detritus, plus stimulate the skin to produce natural oils.

Why is a curry comb called a curry comb?

From the late 13th century Anglo-French word curreier comes the English word curry, meaning, to rub down a horse. The Oxford English Dictionary quotes a phrase from 1398 as “coryed wyth an horse combe.” So, logically, a comb used to curry a horse might come to be called a curry-comb.

What is a body brush?

You take a body brush (look for one with firm, natural bristles) and use it to gently massage your body in an upward motion. Dickman says this process brightens the skin and also makes your moisturizer more effective, as it sloughs off dead skin.

How to choose the best curry comb for your horse?

How to Choose the Best Curry Comb 1 Rubber Curry Comb. A rubber curry comb can be used all over your horse’s body and it is especially ideal for horses that have sensitive skin. 2 Handle Design. 3 Metal Spring Curry Comb. 4 Single or Reversible Blades.

What kind of teeth does a curry comb have?

Rubber curry combs have two different types of teeth: teeth with a coarse edge or teeth with a fine edge. Coarse combs are well suited for cleaning off stubborn dirt and excess hair.

What does a curry brush look like on a horse?

Curry combs that look like a shoe polishing brush such as the Wahl Professional Curry Comb, have a rubberized easy-gripping material on top of the comb which makes it quick and easy to use. The grip fits comfortably in your hand as you glide the comb over the body of the horse.

Can a dandy brush be used with a curry comb?

The bristles can be soft or firm, but they are seldom as stiff is a dandy brush. And as with my dandy brush, I use my curry comb along with my body brush to knock out the loose dirt and hair. But when I am using the body brush I knock out the loose stuff after every other stroke of the body brush.