Brushing horses at a lesson - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newark, notts, England
Posts: 249
• Horses: 0
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?
vergo97 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 10:50 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,089
• Horses: 2
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.
Prinella is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 11:09 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In Denial...
Posts: 1,679
• Horses: 1
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.

A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown
Scoutrider is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newark, notts, England
Posts: 249
• Horses: 0
I'll try using a curry comb at my next lesson
vergo97 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 03:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 176
• Horses: 1
Curry combs or shedding rakes I find work best. :3 x3
Kawairashii Ichigo is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brushing boot straps x Bustie and Alli x Horse Tack and Equipment 4 06-19-2011 06:46 PM
Lesson horses horsegirlmaddy Horse Riding 20 04-29-2010 07:46 PM
He is not enjoying his tail brushing.... Citrus Horse Grooming 4 04-03-2010 10:13 PM
Camcorders for recording your horses-lesson shows etc HalfPass Horse Riding Critique 2 10-19-2009 08:53 PM
Thanks everyone for brushing a tail nascarcats Horse Grooming 0 08-24-2008 10:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome