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17th Dec 2005, 10:08 PM
What's your impression of the Oster range of grooming brushes. I'm looking at getting my parents to buy me one for my birthday next month (Along with driving lessons) but wasn't sure if they were really worth it...
I really like the look of the hoofpick and mane and tail brush - any ideas?
17th Dec 2005, 10:30 PM
weve got the hair brush type, it goes thru Berthas reallly reallly think mane, and tail, without pulling a load of hairs out. :D
18th Dec 2005, 12:08 AM
I got the 7 piece set myself. I like the mane brush the best. The hoofpick is nice and sturdy but I think I'd like it better if it also had a little brush on it like some other hoofpicks have.
18th Dec 2005, 01:14 PM
I adore the hoofpick. I also have the dandy brush and it seems to help my mother with her bad arm (doesn't seem to get tired as quick). They also work pretty well on his coat.
Haven't tried the mane brush yet, I'll have to look for it.
18th Dec 2005, 01:20 PM
They're pretty but expensive... And the hoofpick doesn't have a brush on...
18th Dec 2005, 04:00 PM
they come in nice colours aswell. the stiff/soft brush is a good idea aswell because you can change the angle to change soft to stiff
18th Dec 2005, 05:02 PM
The two long brushes and the rubber curry combs are brilliant. They are shaped specially for older or clumsier hands to grip. I bought some and gave some to my friend who thinks they are great - we are both in our sixties.
She recommended the mane and tail brush too, but I'm not sure. I used mine (new) on my grand daughter's hair when she came to stay without her own hair brush. It pulled a lot of hair out. So I still use the ordinary soft brush on the mane and tail, like my own hair.
And I didnt buy the hoof pick because it has no brush.
18th Dec 2005, 05:31 PM
I have all of them, 1 set for each, and find them brilliant as I have arthritis in my hands and because of their shape they are much easier to hold :)
20th Dec 2005, 02:51 PM
i've got the full range & think they are worth the money, if you've got more than one horse to brush they do seem to help on hand fatigue
20th Dec 2005, 03:24 PM
I bought the tail brush and the fine curry comb a while back and they are both excellent. Should have thought about asking for the whole set for Christmas! Her tail is the best its been in ages, the brush whizzes through it and I find it much better than the comb I used to use.
21st Dec 2005, 06:31 AM
I have all of the brushes, and I really don't like them that much. I've found that I can get much better brushes for a lot cheaper. After using the brushes a few times I went out and bought different ones because the just didn't work well enough for me. Here's a list of the brushes and how I found them.
Stiff brush: Bristles were too short so they didn't flick the dirt off enough. Was really hard to brush with.
Soft brush: The only brush I still use from the set. Has a nice quality.
Curry comb with thick far apart bristles: My horses HATE this brush. I think it just feels way too rough for their skin.
Curry comb with thin together bristles: I didn't like this brush because it wasn't very firm. The bristles smooshed into the horse and didn't clean well.
I really didn't like the knobs on the curries either.
Hoof pick: Really wasn't anything wrong with this, although I did replace it for a hoofpick with a brush on the other end.
Mane and Tail comb: Nothing wrong with this either. I just prefer a mane and tail brush to a comb.
Mane and tail brush: The bristles are set a little too far apart, and where the brushes are attached to doesn't give when you brush. The bristles are just attached to the plastic of the brush and don't have a rubber part.
Sweat scraper: I still use this. It really isn't different than other sweat scrapers.
27th Dec 2005, 09:48 PM
i bought the mane and tail brush, brilliant, and doesn't break like cheaper ones from the chemists that I used to use!
24th Jan 2006, 05:11 PM
I have the mane/tail brush and wouldnt' trade it. I went through THREE others in just six months before I found this one. I've used it for two years so it's paid for itself--and it's in good condition.
I dislike the rubber curry comb. I have the one with smaller bristles. Haven't used the body brushes so can't comment.
17th Apr 2006, 05:22 PM
Love these brushes and am slowly building up the set. The ggod news is Derby House have now brought their own copies of them out at half the price!
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