Horse brushes that have soft bristles are for use around the face and ears and as a finishing brush after you have brushed your horse with either a stiff or medium stiff brush. After your horse has shedded out the hair will be much shorter and sometimes very thin. At this point a stiff brush can be uncomfortable to your horse. Horse Tack Company has a great choice of soft bristle horse brushes for grooming your horse. Shop at Horse Tack Company for all your grooming needs.