TLC for Bristle Brushes
Grooming is an integral part of the care and bonding between horse and rider. Give your brushes some love.
Use the Right Brush for the Right Job
Scrubbing a muddy coat with a soft body brush will take it's toll on your brush - and you most likely won't get your horse very clean either! Use a stiff mud brush, grooming gloves, or a curry comb. They're designed for this kind of work.
Store Brushes Properly
A grooming tote is a worthwhile investment. Be sure to air dry wet brushes before stowing them away in a closed container to prevent mould growth.
Clean them Regularly
Run a curry comb over your bristle brushes after each grooming session to knock off the worst of the dirt. Vacuum your brushes once or twice a month, depending on frequency of use. Twice a year, a good deep clean is needed: soak them for a few minutes in a mild soap solution, rinse them well, and let them air dry - bonus points if you do this on a hot, sunny day! The heat from the sun will help kill germs.