The rider has to regularly groom the horse’s coat to make sure it looks healthy and wonderfully glossy. First, she rubs the coat in a circular motion with the curry comb, and then she smoothes it down with the horse brush. The horse’s skin and muscles are given a nice massage at the same time. The hoof pick is used to remove earth, dung and gravel from the hoofs. The hoofs need to be cleaned on the outside too: after a ride through mud or a sandy arena, they are cleaned all over with the hoof brush. Finally, the grooming implements are cleaned and stored in the handy grooming kit. All of the Schleich figurines are meticulously hand-painted and equipped with the Schleich tag bearing the red S, symbol for highest quality and compliancy with all relevant safety regulations.