Yesterday was the perfect day to test it out, as we had quite a bit of rain Wednesday (with more drizzle yesterday) so Ruby was nice and disgustingly muddy.
Here are the brush models:
Horze Deluxe Classic Body Brush
Cost: $13.95 plus applicable taxes/shipping (I got mine locally, so no shipping)
|Stock photo from Horze website.|
Leistner Natural Brisle "Prinz" Body Brush
Cost: $21.25 plus applicable taxes/shipping
|Stock photo from Teddy's Tack Trunk website.|
I threw her in the cross-ties and got to work. I started by photographing her on both sides. Close to equal amounts of mud.
|Left side pre-brushing.|
|Right side pre-brushing.|
Then, I attacked the clumps of mud with my trusty rubber curry.
|Left side (don't know why flash didn't go off this time).|
After getting as much of the mud off as I could with the curry, I started with the Horze brush (left side), and then the Prinz brush (right side). I did my best to give equal attention to both sides, annnnnnnd then I took more photos!
|Left side (Horze brush).|
|Right side (Prinz brush).|
Aside from DH, there were two other unbiased people standing around, so I asked their opinion as well. One said they both looked about equal, one preferred the side with the Horze brush, and DH made a face at me... haha. I'll let the pictures tell the story!
|I mean, it certainly raised some dust! Haha|
|In the arena post-ride: Horze brush|
|In the arena post-ride: Prinz brush|
|Ruby wanted some snuggles! (Don't mind me, I'm a train wreck)|