Mud, mud, mud, everywhere I look there is mud.
So it might be a slight exaggeration, as I am comfortably sat in the office on my lunch hour. Yet I know when I get home in the dark, greeting me at the gate will be a horse covered in thick clay mud. As a rather sensitive ginger horse he is not exactly thrilled by being cleaned off and the hose pipe is an even less popular option but luckily my mother had the good sense to purchase one of these a few years ago and they really are the business!
They get the mud off without the horse trying to kill you, they are great at doing heads and that annoying spot on the poll that they seem to plaster in mud. They are also pretty handy with stable stains.
They are called Super Groomers and can be found http://www.clippersharp.com/equine/grooming_supplies/brushes for the bargain price of £6.25. Mine is currently 4 years old and still going strong.