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post #11 of 16 Old 12-08-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-11-2012, 12:04 PM
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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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post #13 of 16 Old 12-11-2012, 02:41 PM
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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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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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post #15 of 16 Old 12-12-2012, 07:34 AM
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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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post #16 of 16 Old 12-12-2012, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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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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