Before I begin this written review, you can watch my demo & review in one on my Youtube channel – here is the video below.
This blog post and this video are NOT sponsored and all opinions are my own.
I was lucky enough to receive these brushes for Christmas, bought off Eqclusive. My mum commented that the delivery time was amazing, and they arrived in sturdy packaging sealed close with tape so that they would be secure in transit. We live in Northern Ireland (if you haven’t figured that out by now) so they had to cross the water and go into the busy mail rooms before they were delivered to our door.
When I opened the brush set I was in absolute awe. They are much nicer in person than they are in the photos (not even sure how that’s possible). When someone promotes a product, no matter what the product is; you question if they are actually effective. Everyone knows the food in the adverts looks way better than it does in real life.
I sat and stared for 20 minutes, admiring every brush individually. Then the video popped into my head, but I figured a written review is much better for those who may be researching this on the bus and don’t want to blast audio. So today I will tell you what I thought of every brush individually, the packaging, and every aspect of the Alan Davies Signature Brush set.
You open the package and are greeted by a beautiful, navy velvet bag with an italic ‘A’ in a circle (pictured below) and inside is a black box containing the brush set.
(straight from the Eqclusive website) The pack itself contains:
I didn’t test this brush out well, I didn’t really have anything to accurately test it out on hand, but have since used it for it’s intended purpose and it did an amazing job. The brush is sturdy (like they all are) and make out of good quality rubber.
I was particularly puzzled by how this brush would work any differently than any other flick brush (for example, one from Bentley, which I already own). I was blown away by the remaining residue simply gliding off without much effort from myself. It made grooming seem effortless.
I didn’t quarter mark with the brush, but it was mighty effective at making the coat shine. I did swipe it backwards, though, and can see how it would make quarter marking your horse a lot easier.
This has a very high quality and screams luxury. It is extremely soft and quite big, perfect for fitting the brushes and the box they come in inside. I personally won’t be using the velvet bag as a main grooming bag as I don’t think it is protective enough to keep the beautiful brushes safe without the bulk of the protective box, so I will be investing in a grooming bag from Premier Equine’s new range and then keeping the brushes inside the Alan Davies grooming bag inside that (if that makes sense. I think it does).
The brushes themselves are outstanding. There really isn’t enough good to say about them. They are all a wonderful quality, well designed, and very well put together.
But if you show regularly, it is a necessary evil – do I have a dirty horse, or just wash it?
These brushes will be particularly useful to those who do compete regularly – particularly if you do not have access to hot water and a solarium. They give amazing results which normal brushes that supposedly do the same job just do not do.
SO, in summary:
Do they do what they describe? Yes.
Are they false advertising? No.
Can a non-professional groom still get good results? Absolutely. I am by no means a professional and have the upper arm strength of a 6 year old, and look at the results I got from them!
Are they worth the investment? 1000000% YES!
I’ll see you next time!
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Check out my EQUINE WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS 2017 below: