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post #11 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 12:05 PM
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I think its fine to share, as long as your horses are not at different barns :) And I dont find that the dark hairs mix with my lighter mare. Just have to clean your brushes more :)

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post #12 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 12:22 PM
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We have 8 horses and 2 to 3 sets of brushes. Some we have 2 of and some 3 of. Basically, one set for me and one set for my wife. Unless a horse has a contagious condition, like rain rot or thrush, we use the same brushes on all the horses. If needed should a horse come down with something, one set could be used for that horse only and the other for the rest.
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 01:39 PM
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I only have the one horse but I don't share his brushes or hoof pick with anyone else at the yard. I think with the hoof pick in particular each horse should have it's own.
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post #14 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 02:01 PM
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I'll use brushes for my own horses together. I won't use someone else's.

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post #15 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 02:11 PM
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We share here. My husband seems to like certain ones and me others so if we are both riding I guess they get different brushes. But if I am grooming both I use what I like on both.

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post #16 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 03:38 PM
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I use my brushes on just 1 horse, but if I catch another, I will groom it with my brushes too. I share them a little bit.

I also wash my brushes often, so I am not putting dirt back on the horse.

I do however have 3 hoof picks, 2 mane combs, and about 2 of everything else (exept sweat scraper, only 1) And I don't share hoof picks, or sweat scaper without washing it first.

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post #17 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 04:54 PM
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We use all the stuff on all our horses unless one has an issue. Then they would have their own bucket of grooming tools.
I would not use our grooming tools on someone else's horse, or someone else's on our horses.

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post #18 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 PM
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I use to ride a horse that a lady down the road owned. She has 10-12 horses right now, including a couple of foals, and a couple of 2 year olds.

She cannot afford to buy each of them their own set of brushes, so she has a couple of sets. 2 horses to a set. Her daughter had 2 show horses (this was a few years ago, daughter is graduated from college now) and used one set for those two. Then every 2 horses had another set.

With my horse, I have 1 horse, but have 2 sets... Lol
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post #19 of 25 Old 01-23-2013, 06:50 PM
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I have one set for my gelding and one set for my mare. Since I only have 2, and they aren't ever in contact with each other, I don't share. Also, when I bought my mare, my gelding had a fungal infection. We didn't know it was a fungal infection because it was on his chin and he was eating molassas everyday (picky eater only takes supplements with sugar). We thought the molassas was sticking to his chin and we would try to brush it off. A week or so later, my mare had two large bald spots where the skin on her neck was peeling. It may have been an allergy to the reins, or it may have been the fungal infection- who knows. Just to be safe, we now have seperate brushes that get washed in hot soapy water every other week. Now that my gelding has a bad case of thrush (you can probably tell that he's not an easy keeper...), it's nice that we already have seperate hoof picks. I would NEVER share brushes with other horses- you don't want to get blamed for issues that might happen. If your horses are in the same field as each other, then I don't see a problem with sharing brushes.

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post #20 of 25 Old 01-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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All of our horses share the same brushes. They each have different hoof picks though so bacteria/fungi isn't spread from hoof to hoof.
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