Review:Eqclusive Brush Set

Carl Callahan ,the barn manager at Oakcrest Farm, has a grey horse. A Dapple grey. If you have ever had a grey horse you will know that grooming is a major occupation with greys. I kept hearing Carl singing the praises of a set of brushes he had bought for his horse. I went over to where he was brushing the horse and saw that there was a group of brushes. Carl told me he had ordered these brushes from England. England? Yes and Carl said they were specifically for grey horses. Now this got my attention!

To make a long story short Carl gave me the name of the company that made these brushes; Eqclusive. I went online and found they make a set of brushes for sensitive skinned chestnut horses. That is what I have. My horse Biasini does not much like to be groomed or brushed . The Eqclusive website had a questionnaire that I filled out and it told me that I needed the Chestnut Horse brush set. Done! The set arrived in about 10 days and there was no extra duty or brokerage fees to be paid. Bonus!

The Chestnut Brush set has four brushes and comes with instructions on the order that is best to use them .

  • 1. The Military: a dense brush that cleans underneath the coat and removes dust
  • 2. Cavaliere : cleans the top coat and starts to create shine
  • 3. Coat gloss: for finishing and also good for the horse’s head.
  • 4 . Diva : Brush with lambs wool and a border of soft horsehair for a glossy finish.

All the brushes are made of horsehair. And yes, it takes time to brush with all four brushes. Is it worth it? Absolutely YES! This past week we had rain one morning and due to the warm weather my horse was turned out in a fly sheet. Of course he rolled in the wet dirt in his paddock and came in with his sheet and his coat covered in wet sandy mud. I put the brushes to work. Here are some BEFORE and AFTER photos.

All of these photos were taken with just the natural light coming in through the window in his stall. I have to say it was impressive how these brushes had cleaned him up. And two further tests.

  1. I had to give him an injection and I asked barn manager Carl to hold his head while I did this. I swabbed the injection site on his neck. I rubbed the white alcohol soaked cotton and it came away pristine white! I commented on the lack of dirt on his neck and Carl said: “That’s because you are using those brushes now.”
  2. You know how in the dust season you can clean your reins and within seconds of riding and having them against the horse’s neck they look like you have not cleaned those reins in weeks. They are all grey and grubby looking. Well not anymore. My reins are pretty clean looking now.

Finally I have all four brushes fitting neatly, in order, in my grooming kit .

I love these brushes and I think they are very good value for the money. The set for grey horses has two different brushes so if you go to the Exclusive website and take the questionnaire about your horse they will recommend the brush set best suited to your horse. I think these brushes are 5*.

*I was not paid or compensated for this review; it is my own valid and honest opinion, with information of my own.*

21 Comments Add yours

  1. dprastka says:

    Wow, those brushes work great and I’ll have to take the quiz for my new horse! He has sensitive skin I’m finding out. Beautiful shiny coat!! ❤️🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Do give them a try. Biasin’is coat has never looked better.

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  2. Avery says:

    Oh wow! I need these! Lito is so sensitive and I have not found the right brushes yet! THANK YOU!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Great! I’m glad you think they might be good for him.

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      1. Avery says:

        I can’t wait to take the quiz!

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  3. Interesting brush set for sure. The difference in the before and after photos is quite noticeable. I will have to check out their website.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They are very effective. Not cheap but well worth the money I think considering what you get in the set.

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  4. Emma Cownie says:

    The important question is did Biasini like the brushes? I guess being a red hair (Chesnut) means you are more sensitive?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He does seem to think they are ok. He is a very sensitive skinned redhead. He reacts to insect bites and does not like being brushed but these brushes seem to be ok. No ears back or head tossing or threatening to bite me which have been previous reactions to other brushes.

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  5. Unbelievable clean and shiny.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I have to admit even though I had done the brushing I was amazed at the results! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      1. Even how dustfree he was when you had to give him the injection is amazing. It also shows how clean they are supposed to be on their own.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          I have found that the only advantage to a horse being dusty is that it does deter flies. But it is not so good for their skin if it is not brushed out. Brushing also improves the circulation and gets the natural oils through the hair. Just as an aside he gets the injection for his joints. He does a lot of work and although he does not have any joint problems I want to help him not to have any. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. dunelight says:

    His coat is GORGEOUS with those brushes.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is! He does have a nice coat but it is amazing to see how it comes up with these brushes. Thanks for commenting.

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  7. Always handy to find a product that works especially after they roll would’ve been great to have these at shows working as a strapper instead of having to wash the horses after they rolled in their stalls. lol. Great info Biasini comes up a treat.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Biasini does come up very well. Years ago I had a fleabitten grey that had completely white body , white legs, white mane and a beautiful long and full white tail. At shows I spent most of my time in the wash stalls. I actually had a judge one time who said:” I appreciate the effort you have put into this immaculate turnout today.” HaHa! I think she must have a had a white horse at some time so she knew how much work was involved!

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  8. Camryn says:

    Well now I’m tempted to try these out myself… They look like they work miracles!! Brushes from God himself 😂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Well maybe not quite God. The human elbow grease is still required to make the brushes effective😄

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      1. Camryn says:

        Well guess I should have seen that coming- can’t have a clean horse if you don’t put a little back into it 😅

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