How much did you learn about grooming your horse in my last blog post? (If you haven’t read it, scroll down and read it before doing the quiz.) Do you know what a curry comb is? How about a dandy brush? Let’s find out in today’s true T/F quiz:
- A tool made of rubber or plastic with short “teeth” is a dandy brush.
- A stiff-bristled brush used to remove the dirt, hair, and other material stirred up by the curry is a body brush.
- A smaller design of a soft brush is called a face brush.
- Horses with short, pulled manes have their manes combed with a wide-toothed plastic or metal comb.
- A stable rubber (also called a grooming rag) is used after riding to help remove sweat.
- Body brushes are primarily designed for use on show cattle but are frequently used to clean horses.
- The best quality dandy brushes are made of stiff natural bristles.
- Proper grooming is essential for horses used in competition.
- Grooming is a good time to check for injuries and irritations.
- If you don’t clean your horse’s hooves regularly, he/she could develop a hoof infection called thrush, which can lame a horse.
Let me know if you get at least 8 of these questions correct. If so, you are a grooming expert! Here are the answers:
- F A tool made of rubber or plastic with short “teeth” is a curry comb.
- F A stiff-bristled brush used to remove the dirt, hair, and other material stirred up by the curry is a dandy brush.
- F Metal curry combs are primarily designed for use on show cattle but are frequently used to clean horses.
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(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)
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