|From Schneiders website|
So Peggy tried them out and the horses loved them, but I was still not reaching for them.
Fast forward to the past couple of weeks when we have had rain which brought mud. Mud produces extremely dirty horses especially since we have taken off fly sheets. If I wanted to ride, I had to get through the mud to find my horses. Since mud is a hard thing to groom off certain places, I decided to give the gloves a chance.
|Muddy horse who is suppose to be grey|
Here is what I found:
- I only used one glove and had my brush in the other hand. When needed I could hold the brush with the glove covered hand.
- I was able to groom through the mud much quicker and more thoroughly then with a normal curry.
- The hard to reach areas, between front legs, elbows, behind ears, fetlocks, hocks, were no problem with the glove
- The horses love the "Hands On" grooming since it mimics a good scratch and massage. I sometimes had to wake them up after a session.
- My hand was not tired from using this glove.
- The glove stayed in place.
- The glove design allows for good movement, definitely not awkward.
After the first use, these gloves have become my go to tool to cut through mud and building winter coats.
Mom has used them on the dogs, corgi and german shepherd, and removed a ton of hair. Always good to be able to use on multiple animals.
I have not tried them wet, though the are advertised as wet/dry. The small fit well for me. If you have really small hands, they could feel super spacious. They also talk about saving your manicure, but since I do so much more than grooming at the barn, I can't comment to the effectiveness in that area.
Cost wise, they run about $25 for a pair. In my barn with multiple people grooming at one time, a pair lets two people have a great tool. Worth the price for the ease of grooming. And for me to say that about gloves is a big recommendation, since I am a not a glove fan and I am a penny pincher.