Having the best body brush will up your grooming game. Not only will it clean your horse, but it will give a good finishing polish. The bristles can vary — some sensitive horses prefer the softer, while some need a firmer groom. Your brush should be comfy to hold and a good size for your hand. It should be well made, easy to clean and dry quickly after washing. A smart-looking brush is a bonus.
Horse & Hound has been working with a number of professional riders, trainers and yards to put a range of products to the test in a busy yard environment. And here are the results…
Horse & Hound’s pick of the best body brushes 2020
“This is a good old fashioned brush — it cleaned the horse well and it was really great for quarter marks.”
“This brush was good for a finishing polish. It was very comfortable to hold and use — a nice size for small hands.”
“This brush is not only good quality, but it actually cleans the horse well, too. It was comfortable to hold and lasted particularly well.”
“This brush was very soft so I only really used it as a finishing brush, but this made it good for clipped horses.”
“This brush was better at giving a finishing polish than it was at general cleaning, but it was comfortable to hold.”
“This brush is practical, good and cleans the horse the well. It was really comfortable to hold and use, as well as being easy to keep clean.”
Meet the product tester
Lisa Spence BHSII has been working in the equestrian industry for more than 25 years and has experience with a wide range of horses. She currently runs a training and livery yard in Essex. Being a regular on the British eventing circuit and a previous Pony Club examiner, Lisa knows exactly what she wants from a product and enjoys giving them a thorough test.
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