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Synthetic vs Natural brushes?

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    12-08-2012, 08:19 PM
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Yearling
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    12-11-2012, 01:04 PM
  #12
Foal
I find that in the winter I have to use natural brushes, as the synthetic tend to give my horse and I static shocks. The natural brushes tend to do this much less if at all.

I do have both, but like the natural better for this reason and I find them easy to keep clean.
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    12-11-2012, 03:41 PM
  #13
Green Broke
When I bought my horse I upgraded from my synthetic brushes that came as a grooming tote set to natural brushes I picked out individually. I definitely like the natural brushes more, but I'm not sure how much of it is that the brushes are just better quality to begin with. I haven't used any of the higher quality synthetics to compare against.
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    12-11-2012, 09:19 PM
  #14
Trained
I'm a natural gal. I recently read that synthetic brushes actually attract dirt, so you're basically just redistributing the dirt as you brush. Since I switched to natural brushes, I'm finding my horse's coat looking cleaner and more shine which suggests the oils in his skin are benefiting too.
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    12-12-2012, 08:34 AM
  #15
Yearling
The synthetic brushes can be very static so the dirt just ends up back in the coat or you give the horse a shock.

For me natural bristle brushes win hands down over synthetic
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    12-12-2012, 08:44 AM
  #16
Yearling
Thanks you all! I really appreciate your input. I've decided to go with the natural brushes, even though they cost a little more.

Thanks again!
     

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