Hello!! My mini's dumped out my grooming bag and so since the brushes needed washing anyway, I figured I'd go ahead and rinse them off. Just use water right?? How about the halters and lead ropes??
Thanks for answeriing my dumb question,
I throw all my brushes in a bucket with water and some bleach and let soak, I also do the same thing for the halters and lead ropes but I don't use bleach, just laundry soap and let soak they came really clean. I wouldnt put them in the washer inless maybe they are in a pillow case like mentioned above or throw some towels in with them, the buckles are not good hitting the tub of the washer, will really beat it up.(my husband works on washers/dryers)
They make stuff that you can soak your brushes in, it's specially designed for horse brushes. It wasn't expensive either and it did a pretty good job! I think they sell it at doversaddlery.com
I susally just soak my halters and leads with organic gentle soap.