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post #1 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Brushing horses at a lesson

When I arrive for my lesson, I'm supposed to brush the horse that I am riding before I tack up. But the problem is, the brushes are always really dirty, and I don't feel like I am actually removing much dirt. Is there a way to quickly clean the brush? Does anyone else have lessons where the brushes are always dirty?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 10:50 AM
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Curry combs are great for cleaning other brushes as are grates, say between stalls? Scrub the brush against it and dust and hair will fly off.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 11:09 AM
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Yep, just take a metal currycomb and give the brush bristles a scrape. Another way to get dry dirt buildup out of the brush is to give it a brisk thump, bristles down, on a cement floor. Some people scrape the bristles over a corner, like on a doorway or tie post, but that just puts the dust into the air - not the best thing for people and animals to be breathing.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try using a curry comb at my next lesson
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 03:57 PM
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Curry combs or shedding rakes I find work best. :3 x3
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