Maybe I'm just "special?" <-- i="">obvious statement is obvious-->
|Even included sweet handwritten note!|
Thanks to Melissa & Barb from GroomingHands.com, who asked if I'd like to try un-droppable grooming, I have discovered a miraculous world where I can groom my horses, pick up other things, AND not hit myself in the face with a brush AT THE SAME TIME.
I know, it seems impossible...but I had to find out!
Materials needed: one sweaty horse, one clumsy human, two hands -- check.
|Pre-test equine (Solo finds dinner more important...)|
Not only did they do "all of the above," I was honestly amazed at the amount of shed hair & gunk they lifted out of his coat. You can see in the pre-test pic above, he's pretty "summer slick." But when I got to his back & haunches...wow:
|Where did all that come from??!|
Even More To Love
On top of being great to use, Grooming Hands is our favourite kind of company: a self-started small business, built by a lifetime rider & groom as a labour of love. Founder Barb Schuster had an idea during a PA winter & threw her heart & savings after it (as a single mom, no less!). You can read her story here.
Solo definitely agrees & gives them four hooves up. Even sensitive Encore leaned into the massage & I really liked the immediate tactile feedback of grooming with a glove, so you can adjust pressure & use different textured areas as you go.
The website is full of videos, tips, & helpful resources to explore; other features include:
- Machine washable or just put them in the sink with some dish soap
- Extra massage tips on middle & ring fingers
- Smooth spots on thumb & index finger for soft wipedowns
- Latex free for allergic folks
- Not just for horses -- dogs, cats...hmmm, maybe myself...