Banged Tail: A tail that has been trimmed level at the bottom, seen in dressage horses and hunters, but not in Arabians and western pleasure horses.
Bloom: Usually refers to hair that is clean and glossy, denoting a healthy appearance.
Body Brush: A large oval-shaped brush with a hand support strap which is used to remove dirt, dust, and dandruff from the horse's coat; the length of the bristles determines the stiffness of the brush.
Curry Comb: A round rubber utensil used in a circular motion to remove caked-on mud and improve circulation.
Dandy Brush: A brush with short, stiff bristles used only to remove caked-on mud.
Groom: To groom a horse is to clean and brush him. Groom also refers to a person who does this.
Grooming Kit: The various brushes, combs, and other equipment used to clean the horse's coat, mane, tail, and hooves.
Grooming: The process of cleaning and caring for a horse's skin and coat, including currying, brushing, and cleaning of the feet.
Hogged Mane: A mane that has been shaved close for its entire length. (See also roached mane.)
Hoof Pick: A metal pick used to remove debris from the hoof.
Mane and Tail Comb: Used to comb tangles out of the mane and tail.
Pulled Tail: Hairs of tail thinned by pulling.
Roached Mane: A mane that has been shaved close for its entire length. (See also hogged mane.)
Water Brush: A narrow brush with tapered ends and long, soft bristles which are used to clean sensitive and difficult areas such as the face, ears, and legs.