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Horse & Rider Gear is an online glossary of terms and definitions commonly encountered by horse lovers. Click on the links below to choose from our alphabetical list of terms.

Curry/Curry-comb

To groom a horse's coat using a curry comb. The comb itself is a round or rectangular tool usually made of rubber or plastic.

It has stubby, semi-pointed "teeth" that serve to loosen dirt, hair, and dander for later removal with brushes.

It also is used to remove hard-packed dirt and debris from the coat, stimulating oil glands; thus, it is a vital part of grooming for a healthy coat.

A curry comb is applied with a vigorous, circular rubbing motion.