Get swept up in our pick of the best yard brooms

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  • Having the best outdoor brooms on your yard can make all the difference – and it’s the same with the best wheelbarrows and shavings forks. To the untrained sweeper a broom is just a broom, but to anyone who has spent even a small amount of time sweeping a yard with a sub-standard outdoor broom will know this is not the case.

    Every equestrian has a an idea of what they consider to be the best outdoor brooms, but quick and efficient is what we’re all after. Some sweep better in a certain direction, while others are designed to be anti-clogging. They also come in a range of sizes that will suit different users. The best outdoor brooms will sweep in all directions, be easy to handle, cope with wet and dry debris, be durable and store well. Most importantly, they should make light work of sweeping the yard.

    Best outdoor brooms for yard use

    Herbie’s Quickie 24in Super Bulldozer broom review best outdoor brooms

    Herbie’s Super Bulldozer Broom

    Handle length: 60in (152cm) | Head width: 24in (61cm) | RRP: £49.95 | H&H Review: 8/10 |

    This broom from Herbie’s is described as suitable for use on wet or dry debris, and on rough or smooth surfaces. It is lightweight and has an extra-long steel handle, which has a swivel hanging feature for easy storage. The heavy-duty resin broom head is warp-, rot- and crack-resistant, and it doesn’t absorb water in the way that wood might do. The bristles are made of stiff natural fibres that are great for heavy debris and rough surfaces, and provide a good flick action. Replacement heads and handles are available, and the broom comes with a five-year guarantee.

    We tested this broom and found it was lightweight and works well sweeping in both directions – both towards and away from you. Read the full Herbie’s Quickie Super Bulldozer Broom review.

    In the UK? View now at hyperdrug.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Charles Bentley Bulldozer Yard Broom

    Charles Bentley Bulldozer Yard Broom

    Handle length: 61in (156cm) | Head width: 24in (61cm) | RRP: £19.99 |

    This Bulldozer broom is simple yet effective. It’s heavy duty and has both soft and stiff PVC bristles, which can be used for light dust and heavy debris together. The broom handle is detachable and comes with a comfortable grip handle.

    Although we haven’t tested this broom, it’s rated 4/5 on Amazon and looks to be great value at under £20.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or charlesbentley.com

    Red Gorilla Deluxe Synthetic Corn Broom

    Red Gorilla Deluxe Synthetic Corn Broom

    Handle length: 43in (110cm) | Head width: Standard or large | RRP: From £14.99 |

    This new and improved corn broom performs well in wet environments with easy clean sweeps as the polypropylene bristles don’t stick together. It’s strong and lightweight, with a flexible head and a durable steel handle. Available in blue (large) or red (standard). Corn brooms are particularly great for getting into corners and sweeping up piles.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    TDBS Heavy Duty Outdoor Broom

    TDBS Heavy Duty Outdoor Broom

    Handle length: 57in (145cm) | Head width: 18in (46cm) | RRP: £18.99 |

    This brush has hard-wearing synthetic bristles and a strong stainless steel handle, which comes in three sections that easily screw together to provide one long and strong handle. It can be used in wet or dry conditions, and it will not rot or mould like a wooden broom.

    Although we haven’t tested this broom, it’s very well rated on Amazon and looks to be great value at under £20.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Harold Moore stable and yard broom review best outdoor brooms

    Harold Moore Stable and Yard Broom

    Colours: Blue, green, pink or purple | Handle length: 140cm | Head width: 30cm, 45cm, 60cm | RRP: From £23 | H&H Review: 6/10 |

    These Harold Moore brooms are designed to be compatible with any surface, including concrete, rubber matting, stone, tarmac or cobbles. They are hard wearing and specifically designed for the demands of the professional equestrian environment. They have a low wear rate and are designed to work on the toughest surfaces while remaining soft enough to be rubber matting friendly.

    The bristles are crimped to increase the contact surface area and create a more effective material grab. They’re also non-absorbent, rot proof and easy to clean. The design minimises clogging and the increased hole depth provides additional bristle support, while anti-corrosive stainless steel staples securely fixes them in place. The pole is made of high performance durable aluminium and topped with an ergonomic hanging handle.

    We tested this broom and found it was particularly useful for sweeping shavings back, although also worked outside for sweeping hay, both forwards and backwards. It’s available in a range of colours and sizes, so you can pick the best combination for you – read the full Harold Moore Yard Broom review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Red Gorilla Gorilla broom review best outdoor brooms

    Red Gorilla Gorilla Broom

    Colours: Blue, red, pistachio, pink, yellow or purple | Handle length: 120cm or 147cm | Head width: 30cm or 50cm | RRP: From £16 | H&H Review: 6/10 |

    This Red Gorilla broom is available in six different colours, which is great if you’re on a livery yard, and three different sizes. It has a colourful and practical design, and comes with a built-in scraper blade and anti-clog channel, which cuts down flying dust for a clean sweeping action. The extra-wide head on the larger broom allows you to shift more with minimal effort. It performs well in a wet environment as the head and bristles don’t soak up any fluid.

    We tested this broom and found it was better in the dry than the wet – read the full Red Gorilla Broom review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk 

    BroomRaker review best outdoor brooms

    BroomRaker Cleaning Tool

    Handle length: 115cm | Head width: 30.6cm | RRP: £29.95 |

    This lightweight and robust tool from BroomRaker is the handy combination of a broom and a rake in one, eliminating the need for two separate tools. It is made of recyclable and sustainable materials, and has been designed, developed and manufactured in Britain. This dual-purpose tool is he only tool designed to fit and clean the grooves on the Ifor Williams horse trailers.

    In the UK? View now at ebay.co.uk

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