In June 2004, we used a new curry called Rapid Scrub. This well-constructed tool combines a curry tool with a thick sponge, a great combination for bathing. Its flexible design stayed secure in our soapy hands, and it has an adjustable handle to fit different sized hands. We were able to dunk it in a bucket of soapy water and scrub away, allowing us to basically sponge and curry at the same time. It’s a great little tool that’s been updated and improved, with shorter, softer teeth, which our horses loved, and better insides grips to hold the sponge securely in place. Plus, its price has been lowered from $19.95 to $9.95. Contact: Schneiders Saddlery, www.sstack.com, 800-365-1311.