Don’t you just hate when you get done grooming your horse before your ride and now you are covered in hair? Sometimes the shedding process can be so rewarding. Watching chunks of hair come off as your horse magically transforms into that slick coated, shiny riding companion you love. What to do about the hair though? That is where a grooming apron comes in handy. I found them all on Amazon (with Prime shipping) and my top choice is this one .
There are different styles of grooming aprons and your choice is going to depend on what function you need the apron to serve. Do you need it to hold rubber bands, brushes, and your fly spray bottle? Do you need it to just keep the hair off your clothes? Do you want something fabric and cute or nylon and functional?
I’ve rounded up my top choices for grooming aprons. Some have more function than others but all of them are going to look great at the barn!
1. Waxed Canvas Work Apron with Tons of Pockets, Loops, etc
- Top quality 27 inches wide x 34 inches long full coverage apron protects you until the knee when you are working. If you’ve been looking for a premium quality heavy-duty work apron at an affordable price then your search is over. That’s because our 16 oz waxed canvas apron is handcrafted, reinforced with grommets and rivets, double stitched tool pockets and thick top and bottom hems which means that it is incredibly durable. Also includes a safety glasses strap and metal tape holder
- Revolutionary. Unlike other aprons that are stiff and heavy as cardboard which cause you discomfort, our apron features a very tough but flexible material that gives you protection and still flexible enough to move comfortably. It also doesn’t trap dust and prevent oils from soaking through to your clothes.
I finally settled on this guy as my number one. It has good sizing options and is made out of a strong waxed canvas. That means it will be fairly water resistant for bathing and should still allow hair to drop pretty freely. Tons of pockets and loops give you a place to store just about everything. This guy in the picture has a hammer, that’s where I’d hang my spray bottle. The disadvantage of this one is that it doesn’t come as high up as I’d like it to in the front. I guess you could play with the straps a bit. Overall I chose this one as the #1 for the ample pockets, varying sizing and waxed canvas material. Check it out on Amazon , read some reviews and see if it might work for you!
2. Waterproof Rubber Vinyl Apron
- Leave Work Dry and Happy with this Waterproof Vinyl coated 40″ long x 28″ wide universal apron. It has Stronger stitching for the tough guys; 10″ Longer ties for a total of 40″, wrap around your belly if you want to; the 25% Wider ties and neck strap are even more durable and the bonus removable neck strap pad adds even more comfort.
- Multiple Uses: Great protection for a dishwasher, washing your dogs or trimming the yard. It’s comfortable to wear and has an adjustable length neck strap, so you can choose the perfect height for you. Once you are done, rinse or use a soapy cloth to get the grime off.
https://amzn.to/3fHE4HUIf you are going to be bathing horses or doing anything that involves water, this is probably the best choice for you. Body clipping or shedding out horses? This is also an excellent choice. This vinyl coated apron will help keep you clean while you groom your horse. Loose hair and dirt slide right off the slick front. It has a great length to keep most of you clean. Tuck your jeans inside your boots and you’ll be pretty well covered. Best of all, it’s economical. View more details including reviews on Amazon .
3. Professional Grade Apron with Towel Loop and Tool Pockets
- Built to Last – Hudson Durable Goods makes high-quality aprons for men and women alike. Our chef aprons are made of heavy weight, yet soft & breathable 10 oz cotton that can withstand wear and tear
- Comfort & Style – Get all-day comfort from our cooking apron with its customized fit. Featuring a long and adjustable strap, this kitchen apron accommodates up to 50” waist and covers 27” width x 34” height
This one is a good choice if you have a few horses you need to groom back to back. If you have a smaller figure, you may find it too big for you though so that is definitely something to keep in mind. This apron has some nice pockets to hold your brushes. The “tool” loop is great for a fly spray bottle and the towel loop can hold your finishing cloth. It isn’t as easy of an on and off as I’d like though but still makes a great option for the barn.
4. Retro Vintage Kitchen Apron with Pockets
- Aprons made of Cotton material. Soft designer fabric. Chic. Fashionable and practical with Pockets
- Each apron machine washable and dry. Won’t fade or tear
- Ties at the waist and has an adjustable neck strap. One size in Medium. Recommend to slim and medium height girls and women.
OK, ladies, this one is just cute. It’s a nice neutral color with awesome gingham trim. Easy on the pocketbooks and looks absolutely darling. Heck, you could get one for home too! It has good coverage. Looks high enough to keep stray hairs from going down your tank top during the summer and will definitely get you noticed at a horse show!
5. Soft Cotton Linen Apron
- EXCELLENT MATERIAL – Soft Cotton Linen,Comfortable and soft,After wearing it will not seem bloated.
- FLEXIBLE SIZE – 31″ Lenght, 18~25″ Width, X shape style ,None Magic stick,The back is not stitched,Suggest fit size 8~12(without thick clothes)
- SIMPLE EXTERIOR – Strong sense of design,practical effect is very special, high grade.Best gift for housewarming for your wife or mother
This grooming apron isn’t going to win any awards for cuteness but what I love about it is that it has more coverage on the sides and NO ties. That means easy on, easy off with nothing hanging for your horse to grab a hold of and play with. It has two side pockets for storing rubber bands and maybe your cell phone. If you are on the crafty side you could take this in to be embroidered, use an iron on or even add some nifty pockets in a fun contrasting fabric. Heck, you might even try tie-dying it!
Choosing the best horse grooming apron really comes down to what your preferences are. Are you more concerned with function or style? Do you need pockets or are you OK without them? I love the idea of having one apron hanging near the wash rack to use when bathing or clipping (that’s where I do body clipping). I’d personally like a second apron in the tack room with my grooming kit that is always dry and always there.
While we’re on the topic of grooming, you may want to check out these other helpful articles I’ve written:
- Best Horse Body Clippers, Trimmers and Accessories
- Best Shedding Tools – A Review Based on Over 100 Actual User Recommendations
- 10 Essential Horse Grooming Supplies Every Horse Owner Needs
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