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?
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.