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    #21
    Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
    Question: what's the deal with the "coat color brushes?" Is it just a fun matchy matchy thing? Or have they developed special tools for filthy greys? Or do chestnuts really need softer brushes? Etc.
    I got the chestnut set for my mare. She wasn’t super sensitive to the point of not liking grooming- but I could tell with certain brushes she tensed up. I needed new brushes anyways as mine were falling apart so I went with the pack. She’s definitely much shinier with the new brushes and she’s much more relaxed when grooming- even with the “stiff” brush. So maybe it is voodoo, but her coat has looked healthier and shinier since switching over and she seems happier. So that’s good enough for me!

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      #22
      I'll just chime in to say that these brushes are all awesome. I upgraded my entire grooming box to Haas brushes when I bought my horse three years ago, as most of my brushes were decades-old cheapies. These are so wonderful to use and then cleanup well too (I use some sponge fizzie things I bought on Facebook and they work like a charm). My favorites are the Gute Curry and the Lipizaner--if I'm in a hurry I'll only use those two. The Lipizaner gets an amazing amount of dust and scurf up out of the coat. I brush it with the curry as I go to clean it and it's crazy how much dirt comes out. They're a bit more of an investment but worth every penny, in my opinion.

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        #23
        Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
        Question: what's the deal with the "coat color brushes?" Is it just a fun matchy matchy thing? Or have they developed special tools for filthy greys? Or do chestnuts really need softer brushes? Etc.
        Think its just a matchy matchy thing but not sure I got mainly grey horses so I have two grey sets those are the only horse coat color specific I got, I honestly love their brushes as I said a million times, but Im not sure it does anything for the color.

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          #24
          Im just gonna pipe in and say BUY THEM!!! You will not regret it. These are the best brushes I have ever used. I clean them regularly (how can you clean a horse with dirty brushes?) They are so easy to maintain and my horse LOVES them. He will give me a grumpy look if I grab a brush that isn't HAAS. Red Chestnut TB and they make him shine! Do IT

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            #25
            Found a place w/ really good prices & 15% off, so less expensive even w/ shipping from UK.
            Bought a universal pack & several extras for day to day/my daughter to use (not getting her grubby paws on my nice new set....)
            Thank you all

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              #26
              The color sets are not a gimmick. I have a palomino and a chestnut. The palomino’s brushes are much stiffer and are great for removing dirt and stains. The brushes for the chestnut are overall softer and are great for thin skinned horses.

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                #27
                The Mustang brush is my go-to in the spring time. It has little brass wires along with the horse hairs and it makes it soooooo easy to brush off the dried PNW mud. My mare even seems to like it and she is not all about grooming. My other favorite is the Lippizaner. It has longer bristles around the edge and helps get in between the hair and "flick" out the dirt. If you ever want a laugh, watch the Haas grooming videos

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                  #28
                  Been using for a couple of weeks now. So far, best brushes ever. Thank you everyone for the help

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                    #29
                    Haas brushes are absolutely fantastic. Their soft curry comb is some sort of magical wizardry - no other curry comb gets the mud off and dust up as well as theirs. That and the schimmel would be my favourite and daily go to, though the diva lambskin for the face is wonderful as well.

                    For bathing though, the epona tiger tongue has been spectacular. Absolutely amazing, brings over just the correct amount of water/shampoo mix to get a lovely scrub on. Highly, highly recommend if you do not have one yet, these are a wonderful compliment to the Haas brushes.

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                      #30
                      OK...now I have to go buy some brushes. My cheapies are quite old so I might as well replace them with something good. My Sweet Pea white horse deserves them.

                      Susan

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                        #31
                        I have a few Haas brushes and the absolute BEST one is the Groovy. It is gentle enough for the whole body including face plus it has a plastic handle and bristles and is so easy to clean. Mine is in use every day as my main brush - even do mains and tails and it is holding up so well.

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                          #32
                          I have just one, a Schimmel. That thing is *unbelievable*. It brings up the dirt, I can use it to get my mare's one white sock sparkling clean, and it's the best for brushing off sweat marks after a ride. This thread inspired me to try it. My only complaint is that it's too big for my hands - and I have large hands.
                          You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                          1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"

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                            #33
                            I've used natural bristle brushes for the 19 ears I've had my horse. He's much too handsome and high-class to sully with garishly colored plastic brushes.

                            If you don't have a pastern brush, try one. They have a raised center section and do a much better job getting into the deeper parts of the pastern. The one I have is stiff enough to pull dried mud off the legs and body. The farrier commented at our last visit that the skin on the back of the pasterns is a healthy pink and soft.

                            I'm still using several of the Salmon brushes I bought years ago. I haven't bought Haas, but I have a few from Platinum which are also from Germany and of comparable quality. Natural bristles are better for skin and hair and worth the investment. There are also so many more choices that you can get exactly what you need. They dress up the look of a nice brush bag. In case you forgot, brushes are on your list of nice things you see that you didn't remember that you need in order to appropriately pamper your horse.
                            "With hardly any other living being can a human connect as closely over so many years as a rider can with her horse." Isabell Werth, Four Legs Move My Soul. 2019

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                              #34
                              Originally posted by appendix100 View Post
                              Found a place w/ really good prices & 15% off, so less expensive even w/ shipping from UK.
                              Bought a universal pack & several extras for day to day/my daughter to use (not getting her grubby paws on my nice new set....)
                              Thank you all
                              I'm curious about trying these brushes as well. Mind sharing your UK source?

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                                #35
                                Oh dear. I had recently decided it's about time to replace my decade-old cheap brushes as they start to disintegrate and then I saw this thread. I mean I've seen Haas brush threads before but I hadn't paid attention when I wasn't in the market for grooming tools. I'm really tempted to splurge on Haas brushes now ...

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