The best grooming accessory that you just need in your life
Why the Epona Tiger’s Tongue is the one item of grooming kit you need in your life this summer
Grooming is a wonderful way to bond with your horse. It can help you build that all-important partnership and trust with them. But equally you don’t want to spend hours scrubbing at your horse every time you want to ride.
This is particularly pertinent if you have a grey who loves to use the dirtiest bits of the stable to snooze in! Or perhaps you have a true mud monkey who just loves to get covered in dirt.
Horses with sensitive skin (we’re looking at you here, Thoroughbreds) can also find having stubborn dirt and sweat stains brushed off really quite uncomfortable, making grooming no fun for anyone.
So, what can you do to avoid daily baths or lengthy grooming sessions?
We all love ways to save ourselves some precious time. Whether that’s so that we can spend a little longer in the saddle or maybe actually see our loved ones (the loved ones with just two legs and who don’t live in a stable) once in a while.
Step up the Epona Tiger’s Tongue Horse Groomer!
I’ve been using this brilliant grooming stone on my darling Ollie for a few months now. I can honestly say it is a revelation!
The groomer works just like a cat’s tongue (the clue is in the name here) to lift dirt up and away from the skin and coat, and it gives very different results to a brush. White leg markings or grey coats are easily restored to a gleaming shine, those pesky sweat tide marks disappear with ease and winter coats are magically lifted away.
There are other brilliant benefits too.
The Tiger’s Tongue can be used wet as well as dry to help give your horse a really thorough bath in advance of a big day out.
It will also give a soothing massage at the same time you use it. The way the dirt and dust are collected in the groomer rather than flicked away from the coat means that it won’t rise up in a cloud only to settle back on you, your horse or your carefully-cleaned tack! This can also be used to buff hoof walls as well for a perfect finish to your grooming regime.
So where can you get your paws on a miraculous Tiger’s Tongue?
They are made by the popular American equine brand Epona Products and are stocked in Europe by TRI Equestrian. It’s the only place you can get a genuine Tiger’s Tongue. I can certainly vouch for how much having one of these will transform your grooming routine.
I spend less time scrubbing at poor Ollie’s legs and girth line while he shuffles around being irritated. Thus, meaning we have more time for exploring the beautiful Cotswold countryside together! Now that’s worth every penny of the £7.95 it costs – take a look here: