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    04-23-2008, 03:31 PM
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Green Broke
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How do I clean a snaffle bit and brushes?
     
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    04-23-2008, 04:41 PM
  #2
Foal
I wipe by bits down with 1/10 solution of bleach and water. I soak my brushes in a 2/10 of bleach and water solution and then rinse them both with water.
     
    04-23-2008, 05:13 PM
  #3
Green Broke
So if I mix bleach and water and let the brushes and bit soak then wash them out with water that'll work?
     
    04-23-2008, 05:18 PM
  #4
Trained
I've always just used a paper towel and very hot water to wash my bits.

I personally don't like using any harsh chemicals where their mouth will go.

I also know for brushes they sell something that you basically put it in water, put your brushes in and in an hour take them out and rinse them.
     
    04-23-2008, 09:47 PM
  #5
Showing
The bit I would use very mild things like plain soap and water because it has to go in their mouth, as for the brushes let them soak in hot water with some good detergent. You might to repeat it a few times.

Good Luck
     
    04-23-2008, 10:35 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I throw my bits (and stirrups) in the dishwasher before a show and that usually makes them nice and clean. Or... I clean my tack with a bucket of warm water and a squirt of Ivory dish soap (i know, sounds weird, but amazing for saddles) and I throw my bits in the bucket before I start cleaning. By the time my leather is cleaned and conditioned the bits are clean and shiny.
     
    04-24-2008, 06:45 AM
  #7
Showing
I clean my bit every time I'm done riding with the wet napkin. So far it's enough to keep it clean. :)
     
    04-24-2008, 07:00 AM
  #8
Showing
I clean mine with toothpaste. Any cheapy brand will do, I like pepsodent (sp?). It works as a polish and then it has a minty taste the horses like.
Oops forgot to add I use the same shampoo I use on the horses for cleaning brushes. Mane and tail shampoo, just throw them in a bucket for a bit then rinse them off and let them air dry.
     
    04-24-2008, 12:21 PM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by upnover
I throw my bits (and stirrups) in the dishwasher before a show and that usually makes them nice and clean. Or... I clean my tack with a bucket of warm water and a squirt of Ivory dish soap (i know, sounds weird, but amazing for saddles) and I throw my bits in the bucket before I start cleaning. By the time my leather is cleaned and conditioned the bits are clean and shiny.
hehehe sorry I am just having a terribly hard time trying to imagine throwing my stirrups and bit in the dishwasher... especially when I was actually showing (and under my parent's roof!)
     
    04-24-2008, 04:16 PM
  #10
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vidaloco
I clean mine with toothpaste. Any cheapy brand will do, I like pepsodent (sp?). It works as a polish and then it has a minty taste the horses like.
Oops forgot to add I use the same shampoo I use on the horses for cleaning brushes. Mane and tail shampoo, just throw them in a bucket for a bit then rinse them off and let them air dry.
toothpaste! What a genius idea. I will start doing that with my tack.
     

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