When I imagined writing this post I was just going to show my most used items, however, when I came to emptying out my grooming kit I found I quite a bit in there. There are some things I use nearly every day and others I rarely use. The brush with a sponge in the middle is and example of one I never use... it seemed a good idea at the time! Here is what was inside...
Here are the grooming items I use on a day to day basis, nothing exciting, just the usual things! There is a body brush, dandy brush, mane comb, hair brush and what I call the "flicker brush". I use the flicker brush just to finish off when I have groomed and it helps to get all the last bits of dust out and make him really shiny. Another things that helps to get ride of dust are baby wipes, I currently don't have any but they work really well to make them shiny. I use the hair brush on his tail, his old hairbrush recently broke so this is just one I found lying around that I have been using for the time being.
When I bath Trooper I just use cheap shampoo from the supermarket on his body. He has Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo for his mane and tail though (this one is for itchy scalp care) as he has a bit of sweet itch. I like to use Canter Mane & Tail conditioner on his tail after he has had a bath as this helps to get all of the knots out and makes it much easier to brush. I don't use this on his mane though as it can make the reins slippery. Recently we have also been using Prize by Equisoothe on the top of his tail every day. This has also been helping with his sweet itch as it is helping to prevent dandruff and stopping the tail being as itchy. The type of fly spray he has varies as I have yet to find one that really works but this is the one we are currently using.
A few other things that I thought I would mention... I also had some scissors, hoof picks, pulling comb, metal curry comb, a weight tape and some Vaseline. He sometimes gets peeling skin around his mouth so I put the Vaseline on and it helps to get rid of it. On the second picture down is the Lincoln grooming block we have. This is like pumice stone and is great for getting out moulting hairs, especially when he is losing his winter coat.