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post #11 of 18 Old 10-08-2012, 08:29 PM
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When my horse had some sort of neck peeling/infection/allergy (never found out what it was really...) we soaked the brushes in hot water and betadine after every use. I'e noticed that the rubber curry gets dust and hair stuck in it (since the horses are getting their winter coats), so I soak them about once a week. I've tried brushing them off, but it never really works out so great...

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post #12 of 18 Old 10-08-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
Since I am generally lazy & really like to save time, when the horse gets a bath, the brushes do too. After I am finished bathing the horse, all the brushes go in to the bucket of horse shampoo, scrub 'em together, rinse them out & they air dry on the washrack floor.[/size]
Nice idea! I'll try that next time I give them a bath :) ( though I'm afraid it's too cold nowadays :/ )
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post #13 of 18 Old 10-08-2012, 11:09 PM
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I soak mine in oxy clean! It works great and doesn't bother my horses skin.

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post #14 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 09:32 AM
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Guilty on all counts. I've never washed my brushes. My horses have never had skin problems or likely I would clean them better. I use an old metal curry and bang the bristles against the wall which knocks out a lot of the dirt. As a teen, we'd run the brush back and forth on the stall bars.
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post #15 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 11:54 AM
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Thank you saddlebag! I thought I was the only one who didn't wash my brushes. It beer web occurred to me to be completely honest!
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post #16 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 09:34 PM
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The way we clean brushes at the place I work is we get a comb and run it though the brushes, than we soak them in water mixed with whatever soapy stuff we have, than we put them into a clean thing of water and let them air dry. Since we probably clean about 50 or so brushes we probably could do better, but no hot water and lack of time leads us to this.
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post #17 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 09:37 PM
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As other people have said, I don't wash my brushes until they're putting more dirt on the horse than they're taking off. Then I put several inches of water into one of the barn pails and deliver a good squirt of Mane & Tail (my horse's shampoo) into the pail of water and give the brushes a good suds-up with that. Then I turn the spray head of the hose on them and zap them until the water runs clear. Then dry them in the sun, bristles up.
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 09:39 PM
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I soak 'em in a bucket with hot water and dish soap, then scrub them, rinse them, and put them out to dry.
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