There are many Leistner Horse Grooming Brushes to choose from and sometimes it can get confusing as to which brush to use and when to use it. 

The basic rule of thumb is during the grooming process, start with the stiffest brush and end with the softest brush.

Based on your horse’s sensitivity and your personal preference to how much you like to groom, you can mix and match the brushes for your needs.

At the bottom of this page are some brush sets that we’ve put together that might also help you decide.

Here are the steps for grooming and the brushes appropriate for each step. You can click on the images to go to the page where those brushes are on the website. 

Step 1: Curry

The curry comb loosens the dirt, invigorates the skin, releases the oils, and helps to release dander, mud, and hair.

Step 2: Mud – stiff

The mud brush deep cleans the coat with the stiff bristles and also loosens mud. - Country Mud
- Course Bristle Small Mud
- Coco Fiber Brush
- Mixed Bristle Dandy

Step 3: Dandy Flick – medium

The dandy flick removes the loosened dirt, dust, dander, and hair by using a flicking motion with the brush.
- Dandy Dust Brush
- Sweepy Flick Brush
- Mixed Bristle Dandy Step

4: Body Brush – medium soft

Body brushes smooth the coat and removes the dirt and dust left behind by the dandy flick brush. Body brushes are available in different styles and sizes to accommodate personal preferences.
- Prinz
- Beauty
- Grand Gilbert
- Fury - Satchmo
- Esprit Angled (dual use medium soft and medium bristles)
- Haflinger

Step 5: Finishing – soft

Finishing brushes get the last of the dust on the coat revealing the shine.
- Dandy Coat Shine (soft)
- Large Goat Hair (very soft)


- Other Brushes -

Face Brushes

Softer bristles for the face.
- Goat Hair (very soft)
- Horse Hair (medium soft)

Hoof Brush

Scrubbing brush for the hooves that gets at the nooks and crannies.
-Hoof Brush w/Handle

Mane & Tail Brushes

Brushes that don't pull the hair but gets the tangles out.
- Hedgehog style that fits in the hand
- Dual Sided Horse Hair w/Handle
- Single Sided pin brush w/Handle

- Leistner Brush Sets -

Leistner "Spruce Up" Brush Set (3)

Leistner "Starting Gate" Brush Set (3)

Leistner "Champion" Brush Set (5)

Leistner "Winner" Brush Set (6)

Leistner "Trophy" Brush Set (7)

Need help with deciding or recommendations, or have question? Feel free to contact Toi Wall at or 770-722-7661.