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View Poll Results: Synthetic or natural brushes?
Synthetic 2 15.38%
Natural 11 84.62%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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    02-04-2009, 10:22 PM
Synthetic brushes or natural?

Do you prefer synthetic brushes or natural? Why?

I prefer natural becuase it doesn't cause as much static, and I feel that it gets them cleaner.

What about you?
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    02-04-2009, 11:41 PM
I also prefer the natural for much the same reasons. It just feels better as I brush the horse. I'm not entirely sure why. Part of it may be that I have no taste for the bright colors the synthetic ones come in. I don't like to use the really stiff synthetic brushes. I know it's supposed to get the heavy duty crud out, but I'm fine using my curry for that... and I'm absolutely in love with the curry I have. It's double sided. One side is good for more serious currying and the other is gentle enough to be used on the horse's face and legs. It's also great for scrubbing while bathing!
    02-05-2009, 02:12 AM
I didn't know there was a difference.
    02-05-2009, 06:47 PM
I've only ever used synthetic, I think, so I'd have to go with synthetic. XD
    02-05-2009, 06:54 PM
I thought I was the only crazy one! I think synthetic causes more static as well but my husband claims I'm nuts. Thanks for being on my side
I think the natural need cleaning more often but I don't mind
    02-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Hehe, no problem Vida! I think the sythentic ones or just to flimsy to be able to flick the dirt off.
    02-05-2009, 08:30 PM
I use a bit of both- that's so true though! The synthetic sure do cause static. Ehh. But yeah, I use both. Either is good, but if you're not wanting static, definitely. Go natural.
    02-05-2009, 10:37 PM
I've only ever used natural, but I definitely like those a lot, so I'm going with natural.
    02-07-2009, 12:51 PM
I have and use both, I have synthetic soft ones and a good natural stiff brush, I always start with the natural brush (or the gummy rubber knobby curry type brush/pad thingy I have for the caked on crud) and do a majority of the work with the natural bursh...then I switch to the nylon ones for slicking up and shiney work and face work.....I will have to say if I could only have 1 it would be the large natural brush.
    02-07-2009, 02:19 PM
I have synthetic hard and medium brushes. I find they do a good job at getting caked on mud off, but as far as getting dust off, my natural horse brushes work a lot better.

I didn't even know they made natural hard brushes...

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