- - Cleaning Brushes
|MirabellaM ||02-18-2013 09:15 PM |
Hi! My horses brushes haven't been cleaned in a while and I just brought all of the brushes home to clean. I have a curry comb, hard brush and hoof pick.
|wetrain17 ||02-19-2013 11:47 AM |
Ok...Are you asking how to clean brushes? There wasn't a question on your post.
|littleredridinghood ||02-21-2013 06:06 PM |
I have always soaked my brushes and combs in a bucket of water, usually 3 gallons, with 2-3 teaspoons of bleach. Let them soak for an hour or so and then hose them out. If you have a garden spray attachment on your hose use the jet stream setting. It really gets the hair and dirt out of the hard and soft brushes.
|HorseCrazyTeen ||02-22-2013 10:30 AM |
^^^ Ditto, but if you have wooden handled brushes than try not to get the handles too wet. I fill my bathtub with a couple inches of water, and place the brushes brush-side down, along with some bleach and Listerine. After a while of soaking I rinse and scrub them, and then put them in front of a fan brush-side up to dry.
To keep the main dirt and dust off for a longer amount of time I just scrape them against the stall bars every now and then every time I groom.
|loveduffy ||02-22-2013 11:02 AM |
You got good information from the others so I will say welcome to the forum :)
|bluehorse68 ||02-22-2013 01:02 PM |
I use the brush end of my hoof pick to clean my curry combs and mane/tail brush. Gets the hoof pick clean too!
|walkinthewalk ||02-23-2013 10:55 AM |
If your hands can't handle clorox and you don't want to fuss with rubber gloves, hot water and Dawn dish soap also works really well:D
Novalsan is also great but expensive.
|littleredridinghood ||02-25-2013 01:08 PM |
Yes, dawn dish soap works well too. Just don't use too much or it can be a pain to rinse out
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