I rub whatever brush I'm using against a rubber curry (or the stall bars), often during every grooming session to keep the main dirt out. But when they finally get to the point where they need a bath this is what I do:
I get all the brushes into the bathtub, bristle side down, and fill it up with very warm water to just below the handle. (I do that because I have wooden handled brushes and I don't want to ruin them. If you have synthetic brushes it's fine to just throw them in).
Then I put in Bleach, Listerine, and some dish soap. And then stirred it around slowly. I know, I know, it's a weird combination. But I looked all over on the internet on how to wash brushes, and different people had different things they did so I combined them! lol. It really worked though.
After they soaked for a couple hours I rinse them with hot water. Then I set them all out on a towel to dry in front of a fan. And I always dry them face up so the bristles don't dry crooked. Plus they dry out faster that way.
**I must not forget to thank the difficult horses, who made my life miserable, but who were better teachers than the well-behaved school horses who raised no problems.**
Last edited by HorseCrazyTeen; 10-07-2012 at 11:04 PM.