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post #1 of 8 Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Brushes

Hi! My horses brushes haven't been cleaned in a while and I just brought all of the brushes home to clean. I have a curry comb, hard brush and hoof pick.

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-19-2013, 10:47 AM
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Ok...Are you asking how to clean brushes? There wasn't a question on your post.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 05:06 PM
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I have always soaked my brushes and combs in a bucket of water, usually 3 gallons, with 2-3 teaspoons of bleach. Let them soak for an hour or so and then hose them out. If you have a garden spray attachment on your hose use the jet stream setting. It really gets the hair and dirt out of the hard and soft brushes.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-22-2013, 09:30 AM
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^^^ Ditto, but if you have wooden handled brushes than try not to get the handles too wet. I fill my bathtub with a couple inches of water, and place the brushes brush-side down, along with some bleach and Listerine. After a while of soaking I rinse and scrub them, and then put them in front of a fan brush-side up to dry.

To keep the main dirt and dust off for a longer amount of time I just scrape them against the stall bars every now and then every time I groom.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-22-2013, 10:02 AM
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You got good information from the others so I will say welcome to the forum :)

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-22-2013, 12:02 PM
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I use the brush end of my hoof pick to clean my curry combs and mane/tail brush. Gets the hoof pick clean too!
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 AM
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If your hands can't handle clorox and you don't want to fuss with rubber gloves, hot water and Dawn dish soap also works really well

Novalsan is also great but expensive.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-25-2013, 12:08 PM
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Yes, dawn dish soap works well too. Just don't use too much or it can be a pain to rinse out
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