I was reading the other thread on sharing brushes and read a lot of you clean your brushes often.
How do you wash or clean a wooden brush without ruining it? I have one old stiff body brush that I LOVE and have had it for probably 15 years. I occasionally rake some hair out but I have never actually washed it. I am afraid any kind of water will ruin the wooden body of the brush.
Is there a way to disinfect it safely?
Luckily I have never had a problem with skin issues transferring between my horses, which is good as I never wash my brushes. But washing them at least once would be a good idea since some of them are very old.
I don't know why, but quality brushes are hard to find around here, which makes me reluctant to retire any of my old ones. It seems like any newer brushes I buy have cheap plastic bristles which break over time.